Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) is constantly experimenting into new services and products and while the company’s drones are not ready to work yet, it has been experimenting with licensed taxi-services through Flywheel. According to The Wall Street Journal, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) is trying to eschew the 32% increase in shipment expenses through various economizing strategies. The cost for a delivery is close to $5 and it’s possible to send as much as 10 packages within the radius of a single ZIP Code.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) tried this out in San Francisco and Los Angeles and if it manages to save significantly by shifting to this delivery system, we’ll get our ordered products by means of a cab. Currently, customers are not willing to pay enough so that one-day delivery can become a widespread activity among providers and retailers. Nevertheless, this does not stop Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY) to experiment with getting orders to their destination faster than competitors. There are a series of startups, like Deliv, Zipments and Postmates, that specialize in arranging deals with real or virtual sellers to deliver purchases within one hour. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)’s hectic attitude is fueled by impatient investors, who might lose their patience with Jeff Bezos’ too aggressive business style.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) lost almost 9% of its value in the past month and slid to a price level close to $294.5 and most of the decline was immediately after the disclosures of its financial data. So, it’s no wonder why it is seeking to make everything perfect throughout the holiday season. Assuming that eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY) is out of the league and the company will be busy spinning off Paypal, there’s still Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) to beat and Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)’s Fire Phone already lost a battle with Nexus. It will be interesting to see how the cab deal pays off and whether the search engine company can manage to get its little helpers in shape before the delivery frenzy begins.
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