How Amazon's Super-Complex Shipping System Works

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References
[1] www.cnbc.com/2020/08/13/amazon-is-delivering-nearly-two-thirds-of-its-own-packages.html
[2] www.statista.com/statistics/1020046/global-fba-usage-top-amazon-sellers/
[3] www.economist.com/special-report/2019/07/11/amazon-and-alibaba-are-pacesetters-of-the-next-supply-chain-revolution
[4] docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1lllYl6lx2tfI0_qObjof1FgiJGttVbXB3Kz0qcNW_zc/edit?usp=sharing
[5] mwpvl.com/html/amazon_com.html
[6] www.cnbc.com/2021/01/05/amazon-buys-boeing-jets-from-delta-westjet-as-aircraft-prices-drop.html
[7] cargofacts.com/allposts/business/strategy/amazon-and-dhl-reported-to-be-in-hub-partnership-at-cvg/
[8] www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2018/04/04/is-the-post-office-making-or-losing-money-delivering-amazon-packages/
[9] www.supplychaindive.com/news/supply-chain-company-of-year-target-2020/587139/
[10] www.aircargonews.net/airlines/freighter-operator/amazon-confirms-the-launch-of-european-airfreight-operations/
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recycleBinLaden
recycleBinLaden Prieš 2 dienas
Eymazon
RealbloxGaming XD
RealbloxGaming XD Prieš 2 dienas
"they are only getting better" and more expensive
Open Eyes
Open Eyes Prieš 6 dienų
Worst delivery service ever. They do not deliver same day, two day or 2 hours even if you pay prime. They don't deliver door to door, they drop packages wherever is convenient to the driver. Not accountability... worst delivery company!!!
Gary S
Gary S Prieš 6 dienų
I am in Canada, and ordered three items on April 30th a utility knife holder a stylus and a baseball cap, got the knife holder two days later, the stylus still hadn't shipped on May 4th, even though on the item page says I could order another one and get it in two days, I ended up canceling that one. The baseball cap was shipping from the USA estimated delivery was May 21, so yesterday the 9th I got a email saying it had shipped so so far on tracking it the package has gone, seller ShoplandUSA, Monday, 10 May 7:17 AM Package arrived at an Amazon facility San Bernardino, California US 2:26 AM Package departed an Amazon facility Los Angeles, CA US 1:32 AM Package arrived at an Amazon facility Los Angeles, CA US Sunday, 9 May 10:44 PM Package departed an Amazon facility Wilmington, OH US 7:30 PM Package arrived at an Amazon facility Wilmington, OH US 10:44 AM Package departed an Amazon facility Seattle, WA US 5:50 AM Package arrived at an Amazon facility Seattle, WASHINGTON US Package has shipped Does not make sense to me, seems very convoluted will see how and when I do get the package.
STEVEN R
STEVEN R Prieš 8 dienų
🐃💩! I had a pair of shoes FLY 7,735 miles. Amazon wasted 5,268 miles of NOT needed air miles, if someone just looked at the ZIP CODE.
your password
your password Prieš 10 dienų
the only reason im here is because of my computer class-
ahmed butawan
ahmed butawan Prieš 11 dienų
😃amazing great😃😃😃
TTP LLC
TTP LLC Prieš 11 dienų
Amazon free same day and 2 day shipping will go away! It's just part of a business plan to destroy the competition and get people used to the convenience of online shopping with them. Then, Amazon will do what cable TVs did to all of us years ago saying, forget air TV, just pay for cable TV no commercials and watch your favorite shows "commercial free". Look at cable TVs nowadays, they slowly introduced commercials so we can get use to it. Smile today while you can, because Besos long term dark plan will make us cry later once they destroy the competition. None of the US leaders or congress are doing anything to prevent the huge monopoly growing under their noses, and we pay these politicians to rub shoulders with large corporations like Amazon to suck our bloods. We are feeding the beast that will rule over us, watch and see it!
Justin Hopkins
Justin Hopkins Prieš 14 dienų
I’ll be impressed when they invent teleportation.
Sexxy Shanda Sexxy Shanda
Sexxy Shanda Sexxy Shanda Prieš 16 dienų
I have an Amazon account it is terrible they charge you a big price but do not give you this service they deliver the boxes anywhere will not follow instructions
Some Random Guy You Met On The Street
Some Random Guy You Met On The Street Prieš 17 dienų
sorry, just here to check when my thing i ordered comes.
Doctor Tait
Doctor Tait Prieš 5 dienų
bruh same, ordered something, been 3 days, and its still stuck in pre-shipment
J C
J C Prieš 18 dienų
5:22 I work there!!!!!!!
Michael Korf
Michael Korf Prieš 20 dienų
If you really want an interesting video you should do one on the 3rd party sellers and their relationships with Amazon. No shortage of juicy content.
Kathy Cagg
Kathy Cagg Prieš 21 dieną
I’d love to see a report on how Amazon processes returns. I’ve heard there is tremendous waste due to disposal being more cost effective.
Coder Johan
Coder Johan Prieš 21 dieną
nice video
Alex xelA
Alex xelA Prieš 22 dienas
UNIONIZE!!!
Endo Studios
Endo Studios Prieš 23 dienas
The video and the pictures inside the warehouse are true, I work for amazon flex as a driver but I used to be in the warehouse, the pay is amazing with for some deliveries 60 gbp for 3 hours of work (or less depending on how fast you are)
Chai
Chai Prieš 23 dienas
4:00 "The US is far from homogeneous" lmao right
Francisco Medina
Francisco Medina Prieš 24 dienas
Que grande real engineering
dratelectasis
dratelectasis Prieš 24 dienas
I’m glad you used Miami since i leave here
Randy Newton
Randy Newton Prieš 25 dienų
Everybody wants to buy cheap shit then they bitch about what it takes to make shit cheap ....
Ram Acharya
Ram Acharya Prieš 25 dienų
This excellent video is only half the story ! How does Amazon stock its warehouse with such a variety of products from various manufacturers /producers ? Do they do it or is it left to the individual manufacturers to do the needful ?
jmaster1324
jmaster1324 Prieš 25 dienų
As a Kiva tech at a fulfilment center it really hurt to hear him say Kiva when we've always called it Keyva
S R
S R Prieš 26 dienų
What's strange is that Amazon doesn't utilize FedEx more for people in Memphis. I almost never get FedEx packages they are all Amazon or USPS. But Amazon is more than happy to ship my package from Ohio to Olive Branch Mississippi and it can sit there for 2 weeks. I tell them I can drive 30 minutes and pick it up. But no I have to wait....
S R
S R Prieš 26 dienų
More efficient they say? Tell that to my package that left from NC, went to OH, taken to Memphis, shipped out to CO and then back to Memphis. Oh and btw, I'm in memphis..... And this happens all the time with different locations. Most of the time because it ends up getting delivered by a different system and not staying with an Amazon.
Dale 1
Dale 1 Prieš 27 dienų
Dude straight up you are a really good fucking LTlost or and very descriptive I love what you’re doing right now
Darragh o connell
Darragh o connell Prieš 27 dienų
I'll probably break everyone here's neck 😂... Weeee
Belle Lysenko
Belle Lysenko Prieš 28 dienų
So if I live 8n Alaska and I order a bikini with one day shipping, chaos ensues. Mission accepted
Avg PlanesWalker
Avg PlanesWalker Prieš mėn
Do you live in Colorado? I see a lot of Colorado stock footage in your videos. Like photos of Fort Collins
Robert Lee
Robert Lee Prieš mėn
It's a morbid thought, but I wonder what Amazon's contingency plan would be for the total loss of an aircraft. Probably just redirect available inventory from other existing fulfillment centers.
patrick jackson
patrick jackson Prieš mėn
And people need to have more respect for Amazon workers, ups, fedex, usps and others whether in a warehouse or driver. People don’t get the work that goes on behind the scenes.
Carpe Noctem
Carpe Noctem Prieš mėn
& they say planned economies don't work... 😂
Carpe Noctem
Carpe Noctem Prieš mėn
Multinational corporations just keep making the argument for higher corp taxes & a UBI stronger & stronger everyday.
Qasim Khan
Qasim Khan Prieš mėn
Ontario bit at 11:10 messed with me cuz I live in Ontario too... Just in Canada. Remembered there's a place on US west coast called that too
Erika S. Robinson
Erika S. Robinson Prieš mėn
I don't know and understand the logic of this but I am so glad intellectwebs.com on youtube got me a lot of money when I got in touch with them
Sunday3pm
Sunday3pm Prieš mėn
Not bragging or anything, just stating the truth, before I moved to the US 10+ yrs ago, I thought everything was supposed to be delivered second day in the US just like in China.
META MUTT
META MUTT Prieš mėn
Union. ✊
Zen Dog57
Zen Dog57 Prieš mėn
I'm sorry to say it but Amazon Logistics is the biggest joke ever. You want a shipment screwed up, Amazon will do it. I can't remember the last time I actually received a package from them in two days.
Mehdi Ardebili
Mehdi Ardebili Prieš mėn
Amazon is a criminal organization in which Jeff Bizos should be trialed for general mass employee abuse! It really ought to be perceived as crimes against humanity. In a country like Germany there are laws and regulations that would fully prevent the sick likes of him and his cooperation to exist in the first place! Thanks to the American plutocratic crony-capitalist system, austerity for everyone and socialism for the mega-rich.
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Paraic91
Paraic91 Prieš mėn
Wait.. how did you pronounce homogenous @4:01? :D
Joe G
Joe G Prieš mėn
Amazing video
Remy
Remy Prieš mėn
“How does Amazon get a package to you?” They exploit their workers, that’s how
Divination Witch
Divination Witch Prieš mėn
they get their stuff delivered overworking their employees, having them work against unrealistic metrics, and allowing them to get injured and refusing treatment options for them cause...they have to get back to work!
DMX 10033
DMX 10033 Prieš mėn
Hm, fulfillment facility workers do not need gym for sure :)
raif ranjha
raif ranjha Prieš mėn
Jhansi
Project Mack
Project Mack Prieš mėn
I have no idea why I'm watching this...
Harrison Rennie
Harrison Rennie Prieš mėn
12:16 That pronunciation sounds like the workers give Amazon a virus lol
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J W
J W Prieš mėn
Can we Discuss AMAZON signing up and billing Credit Cards w/o individuals Knowledge ?? and the pending Class Action Lawsuit?? ,,
Michael Kelly
Michael Kelly Prieš mėn
All this talking about flying and overnighting like Amazon doesn't offer "In a few hours" delivery on the vast majority of stuff in the past couple cities I've lived in.
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Rowan Reese
Rowan Reese Prieš mėn
Interesting fact: The USPS actually does not deliver to every address
Mike Clark
Mike Clark Prieš mėn
In the UK I get overnight delivery of most of my orders. It's a small country after all.
moto angela
moto angela Prieš mėn
I am a seller in Turkish Amazon, I will go to court for their irregular, illegaly process. deactivateed my account and blocked my money inside with a randomly efected process. Can you write me a mail adress who works in amazon please ?
Kim Hjortsbjerg
Kim Hjortsbjerg Prieš mėn
I am not buying anything from Amazon anymore because of their dominant role in the US elections and the violations of free speech along with Facebook, Twitter, Closure of Pearls, etc. ! With thoughtful greetings from Denmark!
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Someone else.
Someone else. Prieš mėn
I wouldn't want to spend any time listening to that phony irritating voice doing the talking. Hire someone who speaks in a normal voice. Thanks.
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Deandre Chantelle
Deandre Chantelle Prieš mėn
While we were on a shopping spree, it was really hard on the staff
DoorDashing Couple
DoorDashing Couple Prieš mėn
It’s insane how much money all these companies make and they don’t pay crap.
Victor Escamilla
Victor Escamilla Prieš mėn
reason im here is cus im from mexico and i ordered something on the 17, that something wasnt sell by amazon but delivery was, so yesterday 20, amazon updated the status to "on his way" trhough dhl, so checked on dhl and said i was on cincinati and cleared by customs and haven updated that but on amazon it already update today on san bernardino ca... i mean i dont gonna check anymore i think by tuesday is gonna arrive or at least wendesday... xD
pianoforte611
pianoforte611 Prieš mėn
How have I only just discovered this channel? Answering all the question that I had, but there was nowhere to find a simple answer. I've heard so many people say Amazon outperformed every other e-commerce company because of "logistics", but no explanation of what that meant.
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Woad_Brah
Woad_Brah Prieš mėn
inventory specialist at best buy is worse you do the picking, you do the truck receving, you do the carry-outs, you do the shipping and receiving, and warehouse organization all by yourself only job i've ever had that left me truly physically drained every day
REIGN
REIGN Prieš mėn
Pretty AmaZing -------->
NightWi5h
NightWi5h Prieš mėn
Would actually love to see a DHL version of this
Miranda Turner
Miranda Turner Prieš mėn
This video helps add even more skepticism towards "climate change" being the biggest issue we face as humans. I will worry about my carbon footprint the day unnecessary material goods are no longer allowed to be expedited purely for the sake of impatience on the adult toddlers who throw tantrums if their useless crap isn't greeting their doorstep within days of wasting money on whatever it is.
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The Fozzy Bear
The Fozzy Bear Prieš mėn
Texas needs ice scrappers, Amazon didn't figure that out.
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Nadj Bouh
Nadj Bouh Prieš 2 mėnesius
😍😍😍😍😍😍gnpsjtidkld
Lemon Squeezer
Lemon Squeezer Prieš 2 mėnesius
I would be impressed if they didnt treat their warehouse workes as borderline slaves.
Ty Lito
Ty Lito Prieš 2 mėnesius
All I gotta say is fuck Amazon tho lol
Ty Lito
Ty Lito Prieš 2 mėnesius
As a terminal operator I have to watch these.
Rob J
Rob J Prieš 2 mėnesius
..and the malls continue to close.
Rob J
Rob J Prieš 2 mėnesius
Amazon, being a the new kid on the block, is doing it all differently than the established companies that would have to overhaul their systems to be as efficient. One day, another new kid on the block will push Amazon out of the way and Amazon will join the ranks of also-rans. Technology drives economies.
Hypohamish
Hypohamish Prieš 2 mėnesius
And here in London (UK) Amazon gives me SAME DAY delivery on a ridiculous amount of items, and next-day is usually the norm after that 😂
Jaques Studly
Jaques Studly Prieš 2 mėnesius
Phuck China-zon. They permanently lost my business with their bad behavior this past year and as a developer, I'll never recommend them as a solution. They cannot be trusted.
Gabe Robison
Gabe Robison Prieš 2 mėnesius
Oh yes I can take on UPS despite relying on them to do 20% of my job... God business executives should just quit and let the scientists and mathematicians run their jobs the right way
Pass Kall
Pass Kall Prieš 2 mėnesius
I live in colorado and do independent contracting for delivery and transport. This was fucking awesome!
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Hoten Hitonokoe
Hoten Hitonokoe Prieš 2 mėnesius
interesting
imagine
imagine Prieš 2 mėnesius
i work at a small amazon sortation centre (last delivery centre before it gets to you) and tbh, they get a bad wrap for how they treat heir staff. Nobody is enslaved there, nobody is being worked to the bone. its hard work, its designed so and therefore paid so aswell
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Joseph Stokes
Joseph Stokes Prieš 2 mėnesius
Wow! They managed to make this very boring!!! At least no intrusive music!!!
Eric Pham
Eric Pham Prieš 2 mėnesius
The robot would kill human workers that way
Eric Pham
Eric Pham Prieš 2 mėnesius
Gravity hole delivery system could help Amazon delivery and future space tourism
edu ccho
edu ccho Prieš 2 mėnesius
gachasongs
S To
S To Prieš 2 mėnesius
Completely Agree Amazon has state of the Art Logistics system.
fuceye
fuceye Prieš 2 mėnesius
and the idiot driver just throws it out the window to the end of the driveway...amazon is a fail.
Andy
Andy Prieš 2 mėnesius
Love the convenience of Amazon and that’s why I still use it on occasion; hate what it’s doing to small business. Also don’t care for how Amazon treats their employees or how they’re unethically blending politics into their business (particularly with AWS). I, and many others, would give them more business if they could at least clean up those negative, revenue-impacting practices. Also, great video!
Dragon Dude Collecting
Dragon Dude Collecting Prieš 2 mėnesius
Even with all this information, can anyone tell me why my package crisscrossed the continent 4 times before it eventually arrived to me even though the starting position was only about 500 miles away from me?
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