Is Amazon At Risk of Becoming a Monopoly?
Does Amazon’s market dominance make it at risk of being broken up by the US government? Dean Maciuba, Managing Partner (North America) Last Mile Experts, joins Ian Kerr to discuss:
- Amazon’s incubator for start-up trucking companies
- Why Amazon is so interested in trucking (truckload and LTL)
- Comparisons with Amazon’s DSP (Delivery Service Partner) model
- Increase in trucking failures in the USA during 2020
- Walmart’s trucking and distribution network
- Amazon creating a Walmart-like network at a lower cost
- AT&T, Microsoft, Standard Oil, and US government intervention (antitrust)
- Is Amazon’s dominance similar to Standard Oil’s dominance?
- Political lobbying in the USA and Europe
- How Amazon does a better job than many other online retailers
- Do consumers care if Amazon becomes some sort of monopoly?
- Checks and controls on monopolies such as postal or utility monopoly operators
- Jeff Bezos stepping down as CEO – is it perfect timing?
- Market dominance wasn’t an issue during the pandemic
- The US Presidency…?
- Seller-fulfilled Prime – murmurings of discontent
- Rules and controls on seller-fulfilled Prime
- Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) capacity
- Expansion of Amazon’s last mile network in the USA
- US Postal Service’s Parcel Select service, Amazon (and FedEx) volumes, and service standards
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