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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Lukas Klähn
Lukas Klähn 3 timer siden
Why the hell do you call them fullfillment centers? They are warehouses, please don't use the euphemistic term amazon coined itself, it's a distractment from the horrid working conditions in the houses.
Nadir Bengana
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Dean Carfora
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“Aimazon” 😂😂
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WinginWolf
WinginWolf 10 timer siden
Hahah, I used to be a target picker.
David
David 11 timer siden
Video: How does an Amazon package get to you, and the answer, it depends. Me: Checks the shipping and see's that its Dynamex/TForce, Me: Yeah, that's not gonna arrive.
Abdalla Babikir
Abdalla Babikir 12 timer siden
I would like to thank you, I saw the video a week ago and bought my first ever stock. I made $200
Anthony Trupiano
Anthony Trupiano 13 timer siden
Kiva is pronounced KEY-vah.
Lukus Cannon
Lukus Cannon 13 timer siden
You 100% live here in Denver
Cris Salinas
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Can I get uhhhh...: boneless plane
No More BS Please
No More BS Please 15 timer siden
Why is it so hard to understand that automated jobs are bad? Every job you remove, is one less person available to purchase your product. If every company automated jobs, they would all go out of business. I wonder which Industry will open the Pandora's Box first?
Frankie S
Frankie S 16 timer siden
Stopped watching after the 10th AIM-azon pronunciation.
Adam Holland
Adam Holland 17 timer siden
I worked at a sort center PDX5 for a little while, there are no robots there.
stargate905
stargate905 18 timer siden
soon those pickers will be robots
Kev Farthing
Kev Farthing 18 timer siden
All that complex system and then you end up with some clown just dumping your package on your doorstep ready for someone to steal. Not all Amazon Logistic drivers are clowns but the bad ones tarnish the reputation of the rest.
Dra Williams
Dra Williams 18 timer siden
We don't care how sophisticated Amazon's delivery system is we're not going to be using it
PNW RC
PNW RC 19 timer siden
😮👀😎👍🏻Neat video!
Studio23 Media
Studio23 Media 19 timer siden
I used to want to work in logistics. Amazon changed my mind. 😂
Onehourworkout
Onehourworkout 19 timer siden
Amazon pays there workers peanut compared to ups.... the owner is a greedy pos
BruhhhOof
BruhhhOof 20 timer siden
Meanwhile im happy that my package arrived in 2 weeks to Australian
Perpetual Peter
Perpetual Peter 23 timer siden
How'd you get Guy Fieri to cameo?!
Luis Tomás Orozco
Luis Tomás Orozco Dag siden
What about international shipping?
Good Gud
Good Gud Dag siden
We've seen how Amazon employees discriminate against packages. I will never ever buy from Amazon, especially since they were caught selling people. Bezos should be in prison.
Rock girl
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Love you videos???
Gareth-Stuart Ogg
Gareth-Stuart Ogg Dag siden
Still never understood how people can get two day delivery? One day delivery is even too long Amazon offers same day delivery
Elijah Achu
Elijah Achu Dag siden
Okay.... but that girl at 10:49 was really cute 🥲 I’m tryna figure out her logistics
relikvija
relikvija Dag siden
My dream is to become a picker one day...
wisenber
wisenber Dag siden
It doesn't work.
Rock girl
Rock girl Dag siden
always look forward to your videos !!
Terry Ellison
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Shoutout from St. Pete FL (home to the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, seen at 6:32)
Monochrome Arts
Monochrome Arts Dag siden
It would be interesting to see how amazon is planning to adapt its shipping system to the german market. Germany is a much smaller country than the US, and here, they're selling prime memberships with the promise of free 1-day delivery. Come to think of it, they can probably take planes out of the equation altogether, because pretty much every town in germany is within an 8-hour drive from any logistics centre...
Robert Andrews
Robert Andrews Dag siden
I like to order stuff a day or two apart so they have to ship separately, they sometimes catch it if you order something within anywhere from a few hours to a day apart depending on the day. And always check the rush delivery, not that I need most things quick but I'd rather make them pay more for it. The $1 reward isn't worth it for me. Don't worry, I recycle the boxes or I use some when I sell stuff. But i usually try to buy stuff from other sites, I just haven't had great experiences with Amazon especially stuff that more than about a hundred bucks.
acchaladka
acchaladka Dag siden
The part on Target was super-interesting. If Costco did that in Canada, because they actually treat their employees well, I’d move absolutely all of my possible shopping over to Costco. At the moment Costco takes two weeks to deliver via shitty UPS....
Nikhil Angad Bakshi
Nikhil Angad Bakshi Dag siden
I would've liked to see the logistics behind PrimeNow delivery. I would also be interested in how the fulfillment works in India because Amazon India logistics is way ahead of Europe and one-day deliveries are quite common (therefore the point about Amazon beating out FedEx and DHL due to two-day doesn't hold)
Bradley Watts
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Amasa Simpson
Amasa Simpson Dag siden
Look most of the time your not buy from other states from across the country
Arizona Tooth
Arizona Tooth Dag siden
I work logistics (ddu dispatch) at amazon It does not work
king james488
king james488 2 dager siden
thanks for telling me about amazon in major american cities. that's really great.
king james488
king james488 2 dager siden
and like 90% of orders in canada are fulfilled by amazon cuz amazon.ca is shit and we literally are not allowed to shop amazon.com.
marvercraft
marvercraft 2 dager siden
Wait... Amazon Prime in the US is two-day delivery? Here in Germany the slogan is "Heute bestellt, morgen da" translation: "Bought today delivered Tomorrow" So is it because Germany is Smaller in Size than the US?
Sam Slichter
Sam Slichter 2 dager siden
One of my favourite Wendover vids to date. Thanks,
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Nathaniel Wenger
Nathaniel Wenger 2 dager siden
Wait is this the half as interesting guy
paisley dreamz
paisley dreamz 2 dager siden
amazon doesn't pose any threat if you live urban. why should i pay membership for amazon prime when i no longer get delivery overnight? i will buy local and wait the same 2 days, with no membership fee required.
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Thanks Sam!!
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5:50 “in coloradaho”
Clarklikescereal2
Clarklikescereal2 2 dager siden
0:18 what happened to that poor person's finger??
sehhi vooty
sehhi vooty 2 dager siden
most certainly did this too before the advent of "big data". Given that they could easily track which items sell faster. Amazon just is able to do it at a much larger scale.
Anthony Sciabarrasi
Anthony Sciabarrasi 2 dager siden
prime is such a scam is u buy it for the fast shipping because even the free shipping when u spend $25 usually gets to ur house in 2 days lol
Krischna Gabriel
Krischna Gabriel 2 dager siden
But hey, at least those poor pickers don't have to work their ass off anymore.
Ehan's world
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hai
sehhi vooty
sehhi vooty 2 dager siden
"Something only possible at this scale thanks to modern big data and Linux."
weeguy
weeguy 2 dager siden
I have a amazon warehouse 12 miles from me😊 but only 2/10 times something goes wrong
Thanos
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1:26 My ps5 being delivered 😫
File Gumbo
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I’ve nick named the Amazon Vans, Amavans
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Fascinating
J S
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wendover's not very good at explaining things clearly. he includes way too much detail in an unstructured and convoluted way. a lot of detail couldve been excluded or at the very least been structured in a clearer more concise manner.
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Cody Christian
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Awesome video and nice to see Lakeland mentioned 👍🏻
German Perfectionist
German Perfectionist 2 dager siden
1:22 „Fulflled“. Twice. Shame on you! 😂
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Nathan Barr
Nathan Barr 3 dager siden
I work at a delivery station in Amazon,and it's pretty crazy how the system works
Aron Widforss
Aron Widforss 3 dager siden
"Something only possible at this scale thanks to modern big data and Linux."
Kolerick Bloodmoon
Kolerick Bloodmoon 3 dager siden
well... as it's said, amateurs study tactic while professionals study logistic...
Isamu Koo
Isamu Koo 3 dager siden
No, amazon shipping system sucks
Dan Phillips
Dan Phillips 3 dager siden
Imagine when Amazon is considered the worlds biggest airline.
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Nic Halabicky
Nic Halabicky 3 dager siden
“300-400 items...” a day? “An hour” 😮
Jed-Henry Witkowski
Jed-Henry Witkowski 3 dager siden
1:26, what's on that truck?
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オレーチェル
オレーチェル 3 dager siden
ok this is completely bizarre but when I saw the Target shown at 16:02 I recognized it immediately, it's in Chicago. I checked google maps and I've been in there a million times. Panda Express in the same parking lot right across from it, used to be Dapper's East in the same strip mall. Think there's still a Dollar Tree and a Gamestop and maybe a Hallmark store. wild to just see it in a Wendover video! haha
Alejandro Gama
Alejandro Gama 3 dager siden
The finger tho
Phoenix Bloomfield
Phoenix Bloomfield 3 dager siden
1:26 why does that UPS truck have a police escort?
Javier
Javier 3 dager siden
USPS should increase the package cost to $3 at least
Benji B
Benji B 3 dager siden
HE ALWAYS BRINGS COLORADO INTO THE MIX
Thales Rodrigues
Thales Rodrigues 3 dager siden
Que video do caralho, muito bom. Aqui no Brasil a Amazon tb esta arregaçando, juntamente com o Mercadolivre, que é outro gigante de vendas aqui na America do Sul
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Xexomaru
Xexomaru 3 dager siden
whats driving amazon success? killing their workers, probably
dcoog anml
dcoog anml 3 dager siden
Next video: How Wendover's Logistics works
J White
J White 3 dager siden
As a former UPS manager, I can tell you that Amazon is pissing out millions out the back door on their current delivery matrix...saw 4 Amazon cars within 30 seconds of each other delivering packages within the same apartment complex...
S.E. Sander
S.E. Sander 3 dager siden
Step 1) order something from Amazon Step 2) recieve shipping info in email 2 or 3 days later. Step 3) wait Step 4) wait Step 5) wait some more Step 6) request refund since it's been 3 weeks and you paid for premium shipping. Step 7) get denied refund and keep waiting. Step 8) call customer service and argue with some dude making minimum wage in the country of Jordan or Kuwait. Step 9) recieve package AFTER you got sick of waiting and just went to Walmart and bought a cheaper version of whatever you ordered. Step 10) repeat 2 weeks later when you forgive Amazon.
Matt Gibbs
Matt Gibbs 3 dager siden
AAFES does the same thing as Target, they just use the store as a fulfillment center. I get stuff with price tags on it, that's also how I know they just picked it off the PX shelf.
dcoog anml
dcoog anml 3 dager siden
spoke standpoint
Sacto1654
Sacto1654 3 dager siden
It won't be long before Amazon looks seriously at developing more efficient means of longer distance ground transport. The possibility of Amazon reviving a modern version of RoadRailer trailers and having dedicated such trains pulled by UP, BNSF, NS, CSX and KCS at faster-than-passenger train priority could happen within the next ten years.
Esat'ın Maceraları
Esat'ın Maceraları 3 dager siden
Jeff cant be the one planning all this. But the one who can find someone to plan all this.
Dennis
Dennis 3 dager siden
1:21 Fulflled by Amazon Thanks
phuturephunk
phuturephunk 3 dager siden
Something tells me you're not a big fan of labor.
WantEpicMusic
WantEpicMusic 3 dager siden
I found it really interesting that Target in US has started to do the in-store fulfilment because that's kinda been a thing at the supermarkets here in Australia for a few years now. Much more a thing since the pandemic hit, because lots of people were getting groceries delivered home instead of risking going out, but it was still a thing for a few years before, IIRC.
SlovenMalaphor
SlovenMalaphor 3 dager siden
Okay, I'm more interested in the UPS truck with police escort at 1:25
『baitmaster76』
『baitmaster76』 3 dager siden
wow i know a guy that works at xpo logistics here in spain they have a center in the mountains
n00bnetrum
n00bnetrum 3 dager siden
Fulflled :^)
Good Zil Hunting
Good Zil Hunting 3 dager siden
now I know what Jeff Bezos is doing and why his job might be interesting and really hard
Good Zil Hunting
Good Zil Hunting 3 dager siden
this is insane
Good Zil Hunting
Good Zil Hunting 3 dager siden
jesus
Stefan Reich
Stefan Reich 3 dager siden
Is it really that much more complex than, say, DHL's systems? Maybe the predictive stocking is the only difference.
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Cec 3 dager siden
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Joss Ackland's Spunky Backpack
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A highly complex, technological marvel of logistics and ingenuity. That culminates in your package being chucked over someone else's garden fence In the pooring rain!
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