Amazon plans to open 1,000 small delivery hubs across the United States, with plans to increase this number to approximately 1,500.
The move is to further the company’s goal of same day delivery to customers. Walmart and Target have been using their network of stores to provide same day delivery, with Walmart implementing Walmart+, its own version of Amazon Prime.
Amazon’s small delivery hubs are planned to be about 200,000 square feet, one-quarter the size of the company’s fulfillment centers. Moreover, these suburban hubs will provide parking lot space for hub workers, Amazon delivery vans, and the gig workers who make Amazon deliveries.
Overall, it is expected that each small delivery hub will generate around 1,000 vehicle trips per day.
- Amazon to Put 1,000 Warehouses in Suburban Neighborhoods (Sept 17, 2020, Bloomberg QuickTake: Now)
This post is based on the Yahoo Finance article, Amazon Plans to Put 1,000 Warehouses in Suburban Neighborhoods, by Spencer Soper, September 16, 2020, and the YouTube video in the Spotlight. Image source: jeremyiswild/Getty Images
1. What advantage does the small delivery hub offer?
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