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Episode 160: Amazon, FedEx, and Amazon's Delivery Service Partners

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Episode 160: Amazon, FedEx, and Amazon's Delivery Service Partners

Ian Kerr

Dean Maciuba, Director of Consulting Services, Logistics Trends & Insights

Dean Maciuba, Director of Consulting Services, Logistics Trends & Insights

Dean Maciuba, Director of Consulting Services at Logistics Trends & Insights, analyses FedEx Express’s decision to dump Amazon:

  • The factors behind FedEx’s decision

  • Bad blood between FedEx and Amazon

  • What does one-day Prime have to do it?

  • Peak season volumes

  • Is Amazon a true competitor in the last mile?

  • FedEx Ground and Amazon going forward

  • FedEx capacity concerns and network renewal

Then we get on to the topic of Amazon’s Delivery Service Partners (DSPs):

  • Incentives available to prospective DSPs

  • Amazon moving into mid-sized markets - concerns about density

  • Is Amazon finding it difficult sourcing DSPs?

  • Structure of DSPs (including size of fleets), and how it compares to the FedEx Ground model

  • Profitability for DSPs

  • Training and driver efficiency

  • Amazon and B2B e-commerce (including healthcare and technology)

  • DSP vehicles

  • How DSPs will impact on US Postal Service volumes

  • The fate of Amazon’s original DSPs

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