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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paisley dreamz
paisley dreamz

amazon doesn't pose any threat if you live urban. why should i pay membership for amazon prime when i no longer get delivery overnight? i will buy local and wait the same 2 days, with no membership fee required.

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Clarklikescereal2
Clarklikescereal2

0:18 what happened to that poor person's finger??

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sehhi vooty
sehhi vooty

most certainly did this too before the advent of "big data". Given that they could easily track which items sell faster. Amazon just is able to do it at a much larger scale.

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Anthony Sciabarrasi
Anthony Sciabarrasi

prime is such a scam is u buy it for the fast shipping because even the free shipping when u spend $25 usually gets to ur house in 2 days lol

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Krischna Gabriel
Krischna Gabriel

But hey, at least those poor pickers don't have to work their ass off anymore.

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Ehan's world
Ehan's world

hai

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sehhi vooty
sehhi vooty

"Something only possible at this scale thanks to modern big data and Linux."

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weeguy
weeguy

I have a amazon warehouse 12 miles from me😊 but only 2/10 times something goes wrong

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Thanos
Thanos

1:26 My ps5 being delivered 😫

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File Gumbo
File Gumbo

I’ve nick named the Amazon Vans, Amavans

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German Perfectionist

1:22 „Fulflled“. Twice. Shame on you! 😂

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Nathan Barr
Nathan Barr

I work at a delivery station in Amazon,and it's pretty crazy how the system works

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Aron Widforss
Aron Widforss

"Something only possible at this scale thanks to modern big data and Linux."

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Kolerick Bloodmoon
Kolerick Bloodmoon

well... as it's said, amateurs study tactic while professionals study logistic...

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Isamu Koo
Isamu Koo

No, amazon shipping system sucks

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Dan Phillips
Dan Phillips

Imagine when Amazon is considered the worlds biggest airline.

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Nic Halabicky
Nic Halabicky

“300-400 items...” a day? “An hour” 😮

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Jed-Henry Witkowski
Jed-Henry Witkowski

1:26, what's on that truck?

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オレーチェル
オレーチェル

ok this is completely bizarre but when I saw the Target shown at 16:02 I recognized it immediately, it's in Chicago. I checked google maps and I've been in there a million times. Panda Express in the same parking lot right across from it, used to be Dapper's East in the same strip mall. Think there's still a Dollar Tree and a Gamestop and maybe a Hallmark store. wild to just see it in a Wendover video! haha

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Alejandro Gama
Alejandro Gama

The finger tho

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Phoenix Bloomfield
Phoenix Bloomfield

1:26 why does that UPS truck have a police escort?

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Javier
Javier

USPS should increase the package cost to $3 at least

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Benji B
Benji B

HE ALWAYS BRINGS COLORADO INTO THE MIX

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Thales Rodrigues
Thales Rodrigues

Que video do caralho, muito bom. Aqui no Brasil a Amazon tb esta arregaçando, juntamente com o Mercadolivre, que é outro gigante de vendas aqui na America do Sul

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Xexomaru
Xexomaru

whats driving amazon success? killing their workers, probably

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dcoog anml
dcoog anml

Next video: How Wendover's Logistics works

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J White
J White

As a former UPS manager, I can tell you that Amazon is pissing out millions out the back door on their current delivery matrix...saw 4 Amazon cars within 30 seconds of each other delivering packages within the same apartment complex...

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S.E. Sander
S.E. Sander

Step 1) order something from Amazon Step 2) recieve shipping info in email 2 or 3 days later. Step 3) wait Step 4) wait Step 5) wait some more Step 6) request refund since it's been 3 weeks and you paid for premium shipping. Step 7) get denied refund and keep waiting. Step 8) call customer service and argue with some dude making minimum wage in the country of Jordan or Kuwait. Step 9) recieve package AFTER you got sick of waiting and just went to Walmart and bought a cheaper version of whatever you ordered. Step 10) repeat 2 weeks later when you forgive Amazon.

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Matt Gibbs
Matt Gibbs

AAFES does the same thing as Target, they just use the store as a fulfillment center. I get stuff with price tags on it, that's also how I know they just picked it off the PX shelf.

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dcoog anml
dcoog anml

spoke standpoint

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Sacto1654
Sacto1654

It won't be long before Amazon looks seriously at developing more efficient means of longer distance ground transport. The possibility of Amazon reviving a modern version of RoadRailer trailers and having dedicated such trains pulled by UP, BNSF, NS, CSX and KCS at faster-than-passenger train priority could happen within the next ten years.

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Esat'ın Maceraları
Esat'ın Maceraları

Jeff cant be the one planning all this. But the one who can find someone to plan all this.

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Dennis
Dennis

1:21 Fulflled by Amazon Thanks

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phuturephunk
phuturephunk

Something tells me you're not a big fan of labor.

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WantEpicMusic
WantEpicMusic

I found it really interesting that Target in US has started to do the in-store fulfilment because that's kinda been a thing at the supermarkets here in Australia for a few years now. Much more a thing since the pandemic hit, because lots of people were getting groceries delivered home instead of risking going out, but it was still a thing for a few years before, IIRC.

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SlovenMalaphor
SlovenMalaphor

Okay, I'm more interested in the UPS truck with police escort at 1:25

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『baitmaster76』
『baitmaster76』

wow i know a guy that works at xpo logistics here in spain they have a center in the mountains

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n00bnetrum
n00bnetrum

Fulflled :^)

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Good Zil Hunting
Good Zil Hunting

now I know what Jeff Bezos is doing and why his job might be interesting and really hard

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Good Zil Hunting
Good Zil Hunting

this is insane

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Good Zil Hunting
Good Zil Hunting

jesus

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Stefan Reich
Stefan Reich

Is it really that much more complex than, say, DHL's systems? Maybe the predictive stocking is the only difference.

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Joss Ackland's Spunky Backpack
Joss Ackland's Spunky Backpack

A highly complex, technological marvel of logistics and ingenuity. That culminates in your package being chucked over someone else's garden fence In the pooring rain!

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CS Anton
CS Anton

An extra day makes a lot of difference i guess, but the optimal delivery day depends on each city / state. While Amazon can do as much as this, they need to be involved in Road / Transport Infrastructure development just to increase the coverage of each area with the same set of time. Time will tell o how can Amazon optimize delivery from the Hub and spoke standpoint

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Jeremy Crawford
Jeremy Crawford

Let me order something..

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Tim Roddy
Tim Roddy

UBS?

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Justin Carlson
Justin Carlson

Fulfilled by Amazon can be mailed by any postal service.

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Sam Jones
Sam Jones

I worked at one of the companies Amazon contracted for sorting and sending it from the airport to the different distribution centers. I worked in Sac Airport and my girlfriend worked at SMF5 which meant some of the packages were possibly handled by us both its crazy

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Josh
Josh

As a Canadian you confused me with ontario in cali lol

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Perninni P
Perninni P

I love logistics. I also love AMZN.

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Tim
Tim

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Max Kimmings
Max Kimmings

in the uk they focus on 1 or sometimes same day delivery in the UK because is so small

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- dwasilco412 -
- dwasilco412 -

I used to work and deliver for Amazon. I will say, whoever came up with their delivery system is a genius.

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Prateek Vasisht
Prateek Vasisht

Wow. One of the best videos I've ever seen on YouTube. Very well done.

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TheOrenbarak
TheOrenbarak

Milo Minderbender did this earlier!

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Pino Renzi
Pino Renzi

Thanks for the video

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David S
David S

my head hurts

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James P
James P

Why do millennials append an "s" to the word "anyway?" Anyways? I wonder if it's somehow related to old people LEAVING THEIR CAPS LOCK ON. Things to ponder.

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Jord Goat
Jord Goat

Why would there be a police escort for ups?

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Jötunn
Jötunn

The KIVA bots were invented by two guys from my hometown, they had a chat with my HS engineering class about it.

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senni bgon
senni bgon

"How does Amazon get a package to you?" everybody: planes.

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Frosty Phoenix
Frosty Phoenix

14:39 automatically in my head it played "My eyes are gettin' weary, ,my back is gettin' tight"

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Frequently Cynical
Frequently Cynical

Love Amazon or hate it, no one can deny that the systems they have engineered and put in place is astounding. Think management, figuring out where to put the different types of centers, the real estate acquisitions, the engineering, the robots. My mind is boggled.

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aleksander Okonek

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Universe Explorer
Universe Explorer

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senni bgon
senni bgon

"How does Amazon get a package to you?" everybody: planes.

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Adam Ziel
Adam Ziel

Live in Aurora and now know what that big Amazon building is. Also explains how I got my table saw so quickly.

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Chris Philhower
Chris Philhower

I worked for Amazon. 3 Buildings. 1 was a Prime. The 2nd was a Sorting Center. Basically a Mail Sort Room. 3rd was a Large Sort building. Saw signs at the Prime for 500 Pick Rates. Stock was 300 when I was there. Single Pack was 90 units per hour. Basically one every 45 seconds. That included Assembling the boxes. Large Sort building I worked at was 75 Pack Rate per hour. Both also include Reloading Packing Supplies at the stations. Sorting was 200 units sorted per hour. Involved walking around with a hand scanner. Scanning and stacking on proper pallets.

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Sopel Arias
Sopel Arias

New subscriber..

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Sopel Arias
Sopel Arias

New subscriber....

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Mancal
Mancal

Amazon has pretty bad packaging.

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James B.
James B.

“Cincinnati” airport that is in Hebron Kentucky...

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blobturtle bing
blobturtle bing

LOL EVERYTHING IS NEXT DAY IN LONON X

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Ed Wright
Ed Wright

BOYCOTT

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Dee Jay
Dee Jay

Leipzig makes sense for Amazon as it is a big DHL hub just like Cincinnati.

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Collin Kenny
Collin Kenny

I’m one of those Target employees who picks, packs, and ships lol.

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Amanda Birchfield
Amanda Birchfield

I had no idea Target uses stores as a warehouse in some instances! I’m super intrigued, I spend a ton of money there lol. If something is available to be shipped but not picked up in store, does it come from a warehouse or a store out of town?

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Floklo187
Floklo187

I’m a Canadian living in a small town. I ordered a package on Boxing Day (Dec 26) with a free trial of “Prime”. I still haven’t got it yet.

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Ricky Applegate
Ricky Applegate

I order thousands of amazon packages a year and I’ve never had a package delivered by an Amazon van. Never even seen one.

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Muzzle Flash
Muzzle Flash

I thought this video was about how Amazon wiped out all the competition.

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gilbert gonzalez
gilbert gonzalez

Amazon are Scum Demcorat;;; crooks and con men. Cancel your stuff and go shopping else where.

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zuygj bnsv
zuygj bnsv

I work at one of their fulfillment warehouses and the amount of product that goes out and in during a day is absolutely staggering.

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Michael [APFX]
Michael [APFX]

hE sPeLt fUlLfLeD wRoNg 1:23

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Navtej Singh
Navtej Singh

imagine doing all that just for the customer to cancel the order

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I
I

These e-commerce are unanimously kidder garden level compared to Chinese ones. No wonder China is making US so butt hurt place nowadays.

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zuygj bnsv
zuygj bnsv

Fulflled by Amazon. Fulflled by Third Party.

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