Amazon, FedEx, and Amazon’s Delivery Service Partners

Amazon, FedEx, and Amazon’s Delivery Service Partners

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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About The Author

Ian Kerr

Ian Kerr is the founder and host of the Postal Hub Podcast. He has presented at many prominent postal and delivery events, and has contributed articles to Post&Parcel, the Mail & Express Review as well as chapters in Reinventing the post (2013) and Exploring New Frontiers: Reshaping the postal industry (2018).

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