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How Amazon’s ambitious new push for same-day delivery will destroy local retail.

Amazon’s grand strategy has been to set up distribution centers in faraway, low-cost states and then ship stuff to people in more populous, high-cost states. When I order stuff from Amazon, for instance, it gets shipped to California from one of the company’s massive warehouses in Kentucky or Nevada.

But now Amazon has a new game. Now that it has agreed to collect sales taxes, the company can legally set up warehouses right inside some of the largest metropolitan areas in the nation. Why would it want to do that? Because Amazon’s new goal is to get stuff to you immediately—as soon as a few hours after you hit Buy


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This is crazy talk.  I wonder if they’ll offer same day service for “prime” users or if they’ll come out with something like “ultraprime”.

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  1. itcanbeover reblogged this from emergentfutures
  2. wingtipsandloafers reblogged this from emergentfutures and added:
    Let’s see how this plays out…
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  6. sockparade reblogged this from emergentfutures and added:
    This is crazy talk. I wonder if they’ll offer same day service for “prime” users or if they’ll come out with something...
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  8. swtelston reblogged this from emergentfutures and added:
    I have to say….. I do love Amazon.
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  11. emergentfutures reblogged this from thiswearyhead and added:
    Paul Higgins: Hard to bet against them given their key capability is supply chain management
  12. kukuforkokopuffs reblogged this from emergentfutures and added:
    Ohhh crap. Good luck.
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  15. bpddontheside reblogged this from thiswearyhead and added:
    Same as above (for a lot of the really quick shipments, that is). I pay for Amazon Prime, and if I order an item that is...
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  17. thiswearyhead reblogged this from brazoscole and added:
    The last few packages I’ve ordered from Amazon have been delivered by small companies that I’ve never heard of. Maybe...
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  19. brazoscole reblogged this from emergentfutures and added:
    It would be interesting to see how they carry out same day service while keeping prices low. As it is now, same day...
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  22. sara2thousand reblogged this from emergentfutures and added:
    This is crazy, and awesome!
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