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eCommerce Brand Shipping Trials

Amazon Continues to Expand with 'Shipping with Amazon'

— February 13, 2018 — Lifestyle
In an effort to continue its dedication to consumer convenience, Amazon has announced a new program called 'Shipping With Amazon' that's set to launch in Los Angeles.

While the convenience of eCommerce brands continues to attract a wider consumer base, the annoyances and hassles involved with shipping leaves some consumers leaning toward brick-and-mortar locations. To combat this, Amazon's shipping service hopes to ensure that the convenience of the brand is aiding consumers every step of the way. Currently, Amazon's shipping partners are FedEx and UPS, but its new shipping service hopes to negate some of the high costs associated with these third party partners.

All products on Amazon, as well as some select third party products will be eligible for shipping.


Image Credit: PSFK
Trend Themes
1. Consumer Convenience - The trend of enhancing consumer convenience through innovative shipping solutions presents opportunities for disruptive innovation in the logistics industry.
2. Ecommerce Expansion - The trend of eCommerce brands expanding their shipping services opens up disruptive innovation opportunities for companies in the delivery and fulfillment industry.
3. Disintermediation - The trend of eCommerce brands like Amazon seeking to reduce reliance on third-party shipping partners creates opportunities for disruptive innovation in the shipping and logistics industry.
Industry Implications
1. Logistics - The logistics industry can leverage the trend of enhancing consumer convenience through innovative shipping solutions to develop disruptive delivery networks and technologies.
2. Delivery and Fulfillment - The trend of eCommerce brands expanding their shipping services offers disruptive innovation opportunities for companies in the delivery and fulfillment sector to create novel solutions for efficient and cost-effective deliveries.
3. Shipping and Logistics - The trend of eCommerce brands seeking to reduce reliance on third-party shipping partners presents disruptive innovation opportunities for companies in the shipping and logistics industry to develop new strategies and technologies for streamlined operations.
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