Amazing Amazon

Yeah, I’m sure he has nothing to hide.

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Postal Services launches review of package delivery fees as Trump influence grows

Did not know amazon also makes games.

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https://finance.yahoo.com/news/amazon-air-fedex-ups-181853630.html

Buy AMZN and SHOP. Shouldn’t other mega caps like Apple do the same? Why not just buy FDX directly?

There’s not a benefit unless you have Amazon’s volume, and even they haven’t proven they can beat FedEx or UPS on cost. You need very dense delivery routes to keep costs low.

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Making USPS charge on cost + basis for last mile delivery will be win-win for everyone. Unfortunately, last mile delivery is a high cost business by its structure and that is why multiple carriers will not be profitable.

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That argument is a bunch of hot air about nothing. One of the most expensive parts is sorting boxes for which route they go on for final delivery. Amazon does it with robotics for USPS. The USPS trucks show up and boxes are loaded directly on the truck for final delivery. That eliminates the transportation leg to USPS facility and sortation. That’s why amazon gets a better rate. Others could copy that model.

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Amazon Buying Zoox May Save $20 Billion, Put Tesla on Its Heels

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/amazon-talks-buy-autonomous-vehicle-012510536.html

I do not have a way of verifying what you say, but if indeed sorting is the expensive part, and Amazon does it cheaper than anyone else, why does it not just deliver its packets instead of dumping it on the USPS? The problem is when a cost is shifted, it has to be paid, unless you are saying Amazon adds no cost to USPS.

Amazon has started to and has invested billions to build AMZL to do last mile delivery.

The big promise was robotics would make warehouses more efficient, so they need less employees. That’s what happened in the auto industry. That doesn’t appear to be the case. Amazon’s employee count is growing faster than retail revenue. That means they are getting less efficient.

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Pass the peak efficiency? On the other side of the peak, declining efficiency as volume increases. Well, so long marginal cost < average cost, can still expand volume.

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This simply means that Robotics still cannot work where some cognitive abilities are required to do the work.

I thought you are trying to say marginal cost < marginal Revenue.

In perfect competition, any profit-maximizing producer faces a market price equal to its marginal cost (P = MC). This implies that a factor’s price equals the factor’s marginal revenue product. … At this point, price equals both the marginal cost and the average total cost for each good (P = MC = AC).