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Is Amazon Within Striking Distance of UPS, FedEx, and USPS to Become a National Parcel Carrier?
Hear from a panel of ProShip shipping experts on the impending logistical complexities from Amazon’s progression to offer delivery services and to potentially compete with UPS, FedEx, and USPS.

Amazon Order Management Explained plus 9 Best Solutions
The extensive size and popularity of Amazon’s marketplace pose unique challenges for its many merchants, from attracting customers and securing conversions, to fulfilling orders and managing your bottom line.

Q&A: Rick Watson, Founder and CEO of RMW Commerce Consulting
Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently spoke with Rick Watson, Founder and CEO of New York-based RMW Commerce Consulting. Watson provided Berman with an overview of his views on the highly-competitive e-commerce logistics sector, how Amazon is standing out compared to the duopoly of UPS and FedEx and what shippers may be in store for in regards to the 2021 Peak Season.

Amazon One Will Be Added To Seven Additional Whole Foods Market Stores in the Seattle Area
Amazon One, which uses the palm of your hand to identify you, using a combination of surface-area details like lines and ridges, alongside vein patterns to create a “palm signature” continues expansion, now available as a contactless payment option at various Whole Foods Market stores in Seattle.

Ecommerce Merchants are Revamping Returns & Reverse Logistics in 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic-fueled surge in ecommerce creates a growing challenge related to the age-old issue of returns.

Amazon’s Last Mile MIT CTL Routing Research Challenge
The primary goal of the Last Mile Routing Research Challenge is to encourage participants to develop innovative approaches leveraging artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, computer vision, and other non-conventional methods to produce solutions to the route sequencing problem.

Primed & Positioned: Strategic Moves by Amazon Air
This independently produced brief offers an overview of Amazon Air’s evolving orientation between September 2020 and February 2021.

Jeff Bezos to Step Down as Amazon CEO
Amazon said Jeff Bezos will transition to the role of Executive Chair in the third quarter of 2021 and Andy Jassy will become Chief Executive Officer at that time.

Amazon announces purchase of 11 new aircraft, in move to expand transportation fleet
Seattle-based global e-commerce titan Amazon is taking significant steps to expand its growing transportation fleet, purchasing 11 Boeing 767-300 aircraft. This marks the first time the company has purchased aircraft, as it has traditionally procured airfreight capacity through leases.

Amazon Continues to Expand Its Transportation Fleet with Purchase of Eleven Cargo Aircrafts
Amazon purchases eleven aircraft from Delta Air Lines and WestJet Airlines to join the Amazon Air cargo network in 2021 and 2022, the expanded fleet supports Amazon’s growing customer base during a time when people continue to rely on receiving items they need quickly.

Top 20 warehouses: Top 20 refrigerated and 3PL warehouses 2020
Battling the impacts of the global pandemic and handling a massive surge in e-commerce orders, North American third-party logistics providers saw their business remain fairly even in 2020 while the e-commerce portion grew by 28% over 2019.

New report from Armstrong & Associates provides deep overview of U.S. e-commerce logistics market
The report, entitled “Rising Tide: The Rapid Growth of E-Commerce Logistics, 3PL Solutions, Last-Mile Delivery, and the Dominance of Amazon,” addresses United States e-commerce logistics growth, including e-commerce fulfillment and last-mile delivery, third-party logistics provider alternatives to Amazon, and Amazon’s leading market position, among other related topics.

Q&A: Drew McElroy, Transfix Co-Founder and Chairman
LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently spoke with Drew McElroy, Co-Founder and Chairman of New York-based Transfix, a logistics technology services provider that streamlines shipment data to better help shippers make informed decisions to optimize time and revenues. McElroy offered up insight on various topics, including the impact of COVID-19 on the e-commerce supply chain, market conditions, inventory, management, capacity, and the spot market, among others.

Report: 28% growth rate projected for U.S. 3PL ecommerce through 2020 as online buying expands
Armstrong & Associates publishes new report that looks at ecommerce impact on 3PL market, logistics costs, and Amazon's dominance.

Amazon Hiring 100,000 Employees Across North America to Help with COVID-19 Sales Growth
Amazon continues to expand its workforce as the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in ecommerce activities.


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