Supply Chain service launched

Amazon boosts its logistics services

by Port News Editorial Staff

Amazon is increasingly boosting its logistics and shipping services by making them a central part of its business.

Through its Amazon Global Logistics (AGL) service, Jeff Bezos’ group has long been able to ship from mainland China and Hong Kong to distribution centres in the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union and Japan.  Its Fulfillment service offers to store, pack, ship and deliver products to customers on behalf of third-party sellers operating on its trading platform. The e-Commerce giant has now just taken another step forward in its strategy to take direct control of all transportation phases.

Over the last few days, the Seattle-based company announced a new service called Supply Chain at its annual seller conference, with which it aims to offer third-party sellers operating on its trading platform a fully automated end-to-end service from picking up raw materials to delivering final products directly to customers.

With the new service, Amazon will directly manage the seller’s inventory from manufacturers to warehouses and from these facilities to retail outlets, all the way to the end customer.

Translation by Giles Foster

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