Amazon experiments own delivery service

INGLEWOOD, CA - JUNE 27: An Amazon Fresh truck arrives at a warehouse on June 27, 2013 in Inglewood, California. Amazon began groceries and fresh produce delivery on a trial basis to select Los Angeles neighberhoods free of charge for Amazon Prime members. AmazonFresh lets you order groceries and have them delivered on the same day. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Amazon experiments own delivery service from merchant’s warehouses to its fulfillment centers is the initial process in a longstanding plan of things. This would definitely change the game of the final delivery to the shopper’s homes, potentially developing in lower costs and speedy shipping period for consumers.

The experiment is anticipated to propel sometimes later this year in the Los Angeles area with a few companies that market and sell goods on Amazon’s site, references intimate with the project said. The much spoken about service would permit third party sellers, whose products constitute the majority of those sold on Amazon, to have Amazon truck arrive at their warehouse, collect bundle of packages and deliver them to the Amazon fulfillment center where they would be thrust into Amazon’s daunting delivery system. Presently they have to ship them to Amazon centers themselves.

With this procedure with Amazon coming and collecting packages the merchants could conserve as much off delivery times, an advantage when time equals money and also customer satisfaction. In the beginning, the test would include deliveries between Amazon merchants and Amazon’s own fulfillment centers, not delivery to customers’ homes.

Once they are dispatched from the Amazon fulfillment centre, the packages will be distributed by whichever of the numerous delivery systems Amazon already is dealing with. This includes UPS, FedEx, the U.S. Postal Service and local delivery contractors.

In the longer view of things, project could enlarge into full service delivery systems that would prohibit Amazon’s customary last-mile shippers such as UPS and FedEx.