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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I'll probably break everyone here's neck 😂... Weeee
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Belle Lysenko 2 өдрийн өмнө
So if I live 8n Alaska and I order a bikini with one day shipping, chaos ensues. Mission accepted
Avg PlanesWalker
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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 4 өдрийн өмнө
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 4 өдрийн өмнө
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 4 өдрийн өмнө
& they say planned economies don't work... 😂
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Multinational corporations just keep making the argument for higher corp taxes & a UBI stronger & stronger everyday.
Qasim Khan
Qasim Khan 5 өдрийн өмнө
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 5 өдрийн өмнө
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 5 өдрийн өмнө
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 5 өдрийн өмнө
Union. ✊
Zen Dog57
Zen Dog57 7 өдрийн өмнө
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 7 өдрийн өмнө
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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Wait.. how did you pronounce homogenous @4:01? :D
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Amazing video
Remy
Remy 8 өдрийн өмнө
“How does Amazon get a package to you?” They exploit their workers, that’s how
Divination Witch
Divination Witch 8 өдрийн өмнө
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 9 өдрийн өмнө
Hm, fulfillment facility workers do not need gym for sure :)
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I have no idea why I'm watching this...
Harrison Rennie
Harrison Rennie 12 өдрийн өмнө
12:16 That pronunciation sounds like the workers give Amazon a virus lol
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Michael Kelly
Michael Kelly 15 өдрийн өмнө
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 23 өдрийн өмнө
Interesting fact: The USPS actually does not deliver to every address
Mike Clark
Mike Clark 25 өдрийн өмнө
In the UK I get overnight delivery of most of my orders. It's a small country after all.
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moto angela 26 өдрийн өмнө
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 ?
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Kim Hjortsbjerg 28 өдрийн өмнө
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Someone else.
Someone else. 28 өдрийн өмнө
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 29 өдрийн өмнө
While we were on a shopping spree, it was really hard on the staff
DoorDashing Couple
DoorDashing Couple 29 өдрийн өмнө
It’s insane how much money all these companies make and they don’t pay crap.
Victor Escamilla
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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
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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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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
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NightWi5h
NightWi5h Сарын өмнө
Would actually love to see a DHL version of this
Miranda Turner
Miranda Turner Сарын өмнө
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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Texas needs ice scrappers, Amazon didn't figure that out.
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Lemon Squeezer
Lemon Squeezer Сарын өмнө
I would be impressed if they didnt treat their warehouse workes as borderline slaves.
Ty Lito
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All I gotta say is fuck Amazon tho lol
Ty Lito
Ty Lito Сарын өмнө
As a terminal operator I have to watch these.
Rob J
Rob J Сарын өмнө
..and the malls continue to close.
Rob J
Rob J Сарын өмнө
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 Сарын өмнө
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 Сарын өмнө
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 Сарын өмнө
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
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I live in colorado and do independent contracting for delivery and transport. This was fucking awesome!
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Hoten Hitonokoe
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interesting
imagine
imagine Сарын өмнө
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 Сарын өмнө
Wow! They managed to make this very boring!!! At least no intrusive music!!!
Eric Pham
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The robot would kill human workers that way
Eric Pham
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Gravity hole delivery system could help Amazon delivery and future space tourism
edu ccho
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gachasongs
S To
S To Сарын өмнө
Completely Agree Amazon has state of the Art Logistics system.
fuceye
fuceye Сарын өмнө
and the idiot driver just throws it out the window to the end of the driveway...amazon is a fail.
Andy
Andy Сарын өмнө
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
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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?
Jameel Ja
Jameel Ja Сарын өмнө
I can't even wrap my head around the logistics of this.
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Nevan Read
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Here's a fun fact. You can buy a 55 gallon drum of lube on amazon.
Abdullah Obeidat
Abdullah Obeidat Сарын өмнө
Interesting since in the UK and the UAE Amazon delivers in the same day, not 2 days
Peter Shen
Peter Shen Сарын өмнө
I work at Amazon on optimizing the Amazon Fulfillment Network and this guy knows this stuff better than me...
George Prout
George Prout Сарын өмнө
2 day shipping is normal in the US? Wow. Last week I was thinking about my faulty garage light as I couldn't sleep and was looking into replacements. I decided to repair it and ordered a new led driver module at 4am and then went to bed, only to be woken up by the Amazon delivery 6 hours later. To me, that wasn't just same day delivery; thanks to sleep, it was immediate delivery. No-one can compete with that, and that's quite worrying.
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rincewindrocks
rincewindrocks Сарын өмнө
Heh, love the shot of Albuquerque when discussing "mid-sized cities". We're actually getting our own distribution center here, being built right now, so we got one day delivery to look forward too. :)
Shep VanDelay
Shep VanDelay Сарын өмнө
G DAM i love my amazon
Happy Fox
Happy Fox Сарын өмнө
no wonder Amazon is cheaper, to have that extra 1 day you need to work 5x as hard for that last 5%
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jmlinden7
jmlinden7 Сарын өмнө
You misspelled "fulfilled" at 1:35
dominik dudek
dominik dudek Сарын өмнө
No one notice how that guy’s drinking water? 12:35
Vee
Vee Сарын өмнө
The logistics of the research required for this video alone makes my head spin.
Ezekiel Lanor
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The pandemic was a gold mine for analog analog_ hacks
KnuckleHunkybuck
KnuckleHunkybuck Сарын өмнө
Did anyone else recoil in horror at that picture of Jeff Bezos at 16:36? It's like he's making a different expression on each side of his face. Now I can't go to sleep for a while.
HuggieBear39
HuggieBear39 Сарын өмнө
I ordered something from walmart this past xmas season and I got an email saying it would be at my home before 5pm that day and it was! They even sent me another email showing it was delivered and included a photo of the package on my front porch.
Kwadwo Holloway
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How does Amazon deliver packages to the Los Angeles area?
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Honestly,, the perpetual pronunciation of "AY truck" or "THEE package" instead of "AH" or "THE" is beyond irritation.
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The pandemic was a gold mine for analog_hacks
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