Amazon’s Freight (Train) Is Coming
JANUARY 9, 2019
Amazon announced that it shipped 5 billion items through Prime alone in 2017, and some analysts estimate it will ship over 4 billion packages in 2018. Shipping Costs Are A Thorn In Amazon’s Side At its core, Amazon is a logistics company. Yet, despite all its advantages, shipping remains one of Amazon’s largest expenses, probably exceeding $30B in 2018. At nearly 15% of revenue, shipping offers a huge opportunity to take costs out of the company.