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)
How DSPs will impact on US Postal Service volumes
The fate of Amazon’s original DSPs
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