As if delivery drones weren’t enough, Amazon seems set on causing further disruption in the trucking and logistics industry. Reports emerged late last week that the internet-retail giant is exploring plans to launch its own parcel delivery service.
Known as “Shipping with Amazon,” or SWA, the service will involve the online retailer picking up parcels from businesses and shipping them to consumers. It’s expected to roll out in Los Angeles in the coming weeks, the Wall Street Journal has reported.
According to various news sources, including the Wall Street Journal and Money, Amazon, which helped launch the boom in online shopping and has taken the business to incredible heights, has been straining the capability of existing P&D (pickup and delivery) companies with the sheer volume of its online sales.