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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Fakjbf
Fakjbf

15:55 Kohl's has a similar system as well, if you want to make easy money over the winter holiday season it's not a bad temp gig.

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Justin Myers
Justin Myers

Amazon’s logistics starts with a hefty multi-billion dollar subsidy from the US Government. Yeah Prime Day is nice and all, but when you consider the debt our country went in just so Bezos could pollute the environment in unprecedented ways is pretty disgusting.

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The Cooking Trucker
The Cooking Trucker

Looks like a prison

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Ian Washburne
Ian Washburne

Is nobody going to talk about the UPS truck getting pulled over

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Dane Rates
Dane Rates

Where are you getting your journalism reporting information from? You didn't mention the federal government laws against single business monopoly laws. It was rumored that Bill Gates gave Steve Jobs cash money and a joint business project to keep Apple Computer from closing. There by saving Microsoft Computer from being sued and broken up for antitrust and monopoly laws. Every major corporation and CEO is aware of this. How is it possible for you to be unaware of this actual common business law?

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Dane Rates
Dane Rates

UPS and FedEx both have delivery commit times on air pkg. When lasted checked UPS air pkg delivery times were 8:30am/10:30am and 3:00pm. No matter what size weight or value of the pkg or shipping is free. Which makes a big difference in the operation and cost of delivery service. (Apples and Oranges, their both consider fruits except they each taste different and are used in different ways.) Delivery time commitments for pkgs requires a lot more air flight time,drive time and physical labor. UPS drivers also are required to cover all on call residential pick up request for nextday air and ground pkgs. All in the same work day by the same delivery driver.

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Fefnir Eindraer
Fefnir Eindraer

KEY-va, Not KI-va

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Pete FlintMurray
Pete FlintMurray

Interesting on the supermarket fulfilment. In the UK the big chains use a handful of stores per area to fulfil deliveries but do so with their own refrigerated vans.

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Ream
Ream

Never heard of amazon before this video

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Your Google Meister
Your Google Meister

I'm going to order an ice scraper here in Florida and return it, just to fuck with Amazon!

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smbrob
smbrob

Amazon is also BIG TECH Censor big time.

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Harvey Parad
Harvey Parad

Well done video but I hope someone at Amazon is anticipating the demand for each item and PRE-POSITIONING the inventory (supply) as close to the customer (demand) as possible to optimize delivery time and costs. A fleet of large cargo jets, huge warehouses and robots should be a last resort. Smarter is better than harder in the long run. In the 1980's the worlds 3rd largest computer manufacturer had hundreds of manufacturing and distribution facilities worldwide. I invented systems achieved near real time planning, design, manufacturing and distribution BEFORE the internet or large cargo jet existed. In 1991 US patent 5369570 and cited by hundreds of others.

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Kevin Radawiec
Kevin Radawiec

I make machine parts for the amazon robots. Can confirm that they are an amazing piece of tech.

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Liberals Get the Bullet Too
Liberals Get the Bullet Too

6:13 guy in the middle realizes that was on camera, hoped a million people wouldn't see that.

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Fria Gram
Fria Gram

Please improve your intonation

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Cristi Luchian
Cristi Luchian

You sound like the guy from Half as Interesting :))

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Johnson Jamse

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Rocha Steven

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MerrieMelodies Fan
MerrieMelodies Fan

I love Amazon, it's much more convenient than shopping locally, in my opinion. Everything you can think of Amazon has.

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JR
JR

I recently returned a faulty massage gun, on a Sunday. The following day which was Monday I had received a replacement. This was simply amazing. How in the hell is this possible with the millions of orders involved and all the logistics?

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Not Cassidy
Not Cassidy

gamestop has been doing direct from store shipping for years! and they don’t pay me any extra for it either 😂 prob the only reason gamestop is still kicking tbh

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Zrobok Artem
Zrobok Artem

"How Amazon's Super-Complex Shipping System Works ? " *whisper* : with slavery

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PublicWifi
PublicWifi

How about you do a video on the terrible working conditions warehouse workers deal with?

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Ayaan Aryan
Ayaan Aryan

...and then theres a couch potato who clicks a button by the time he/she wakes up from slumber and a fart expects the package at the door or throws a tantrum.

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Swastika Nayak
Swastika Nayak

How does Amazon handle one day delivery? Doesn't Prime now offer one day delivery?

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paige kaufman
paige kaufman

Idk unless you pay for prime my stuff still gets to my house in a week. Same as any ole company I buy stuff from...

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Jovany Chase
Jovany Chase

at 2:41 shows a black guy whos a pickers Im dead (im black btw)

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Prolific Poster
Prolific Poster

Incomplete. What about Amazon’s use of intermodal? Seeing a lot of containers on freight trains, particularly on BNSF Railway between the Midwest and the west coast.

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_ehjorusu
_ehjorusu

heh, in turkey if you are lucky you get 2 day delivery otherwise you might as well wait for a week

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Chang Kwang Oh
Chang Kwang Oh

I just learned from this video, the word “sortation.” I also learned “updation” from another video.

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Liam Hosking
Liam Hosking

Very well explained

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JurassicHog
JurassicHog

it seem like they combine big lot to ship during holiday season. it took longer time without detail tracking

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Ben Schlea
Ben Schlea

Amazing logistics that sometimes get... Weird? The most confusing thing happened with Amazon yesterday. I placed a next day order, the truck pulled in to my drive, then backed out. I thought delivery was done. Nope. For some reason I watch as the package moved farther away until finally the app apologized and said it'll be delivered tomorrow. HUH???

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Thomas Wheeler
Thomas Wheeler

Work in 8 hours and I’m sat here watching this on a Friday night wtf

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Master00Sniper
Master00Sniper

Couple things: it's pronounced "Keeva", and not all Amazon warehouses have them. Older Amazon warehouses without kiva robots can increase throughput pretty easily just by throwing additional people into the mix. Locations with kiva however hit a maximum throughput much sooner when adding people.

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Johnson Jamse
Johnson Jamse

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RS 7
RS 7

Amazon prime means next day delivery in the UK

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mrk107
mrk107

What if I want to order a Jet, ✈️ What do they ship that in?

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Blazing Haze
Blazing Haze

Iv worked at ups and fedex. Handled many of amazons packages. Quick review. Fedex 👎🏽, UPS 👍🏽, Amazon there paper tape is almost useless and there boxes are made of wet paper they do a good job at protecting there boxes but if they make in with other boxes there f’d. In short paper tape makes me want to cut my wrists.

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Vu Hoang Phat
Vu Hoang Phat

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L K
L K

To note, USPS does not deliver to every address in the country. They do offer free PO Boxes to addresses they don’t deliver to, or at least they did for me.

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REL06
REL06

Make sure you have a piss bottle at your station

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Ng Edwin
Ng Edwin

I am amazed... The complexity and arrangement... just... fabulous

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Defund The Left
Defund The Left

amazon sells paedo babies

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Vicman Thome
Vicman Thome

Im a Target picker and its true!

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川元優希Nsytr0
川元優希Nsytr0

The question isnt HOW Amazon ships, but WHO

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Zabshire Roberto
Zabshire Roberto

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Fred latin Medic
Fred latin Medic

A veeeery simple example. Gun slings, gun accesories, pro gun tshirts, 5.11 pants, etc. It would be incredibly dumb to place that near new york, but smarter to place it near the south, texas or the midwest

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Avijit Kabiraj
Avijit Kabiraj

Read comedy of coffin on kindle.....

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Guysmiley
Guysmiley

dont use them now anymore.. too much lib agenda.

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C
C

Why do Americans say "shipping" when it doesn't go by ship? Why not "postage" or "delivery"?

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Gary Wilson
Gary Wilson

Carrying a replica robot at 6:05 lol

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David R. Stone
David R. Stone

🆘 Boycott Amazon/Jeff Bezos he is in bed with the China and the liberal Democrats. Most of Amazon stuff he sells is made in China; you know the same folks that sent the United States and the world Chinese coronavirus. Send communist China a message don’t buy made in China 🇨🇳

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Brandon Deemter
Brandon Deemter

all i know is that amazon didn't offer its services on the covid vaccine delivery logistics until biden was president. and for that we say "FUCK YOU AMAZON/biden".

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Lukas Klähn
Lukas Klähn

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.

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Nadir Bengana
Nadir Bengana

Install SponsorBlock if you don't want to listen to his bullshit about who sponsored this video :)

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Velo
Velo

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Dean Carfora
Dean Carfora

“Aimazon” 😂😂

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Alan Kwok
Alan Kwok

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jonki leshi

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WinginWolf
WinginWolf

Hahah, I used to be a target picker.

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David
David

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.

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Abdalla Babikir
Abdalla Babikir

I would like to thank you, I saw the video a week ago and bought my first ever stock. I made $200

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Anthony Trupiano
Anthony Trupiano

Kiva is pronounced KEY-vah.

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Lukus Cannon
Lukus Cannon

You 100% live here in Denver

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Cris Salinas
Cris Salinas

Can I get uhhhh...: boneless plane

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No More BS Please
No More BS Please

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?

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Frankie S
Frankie S

Stopped watching after the 10th AIM-azon pronunciation.

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Adam Holland
Adam Holland

I worked at a sort center PDX5 for a little while, there are no robots there.

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stargate905
stargate905

soon those pickers will be robots

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Kev Farthing
Kev Farthing

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.

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Dra Williams
Dra Williams

We don't care how sophisticated Amazon's delivery system is we're not going to be using it

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PNW RC
PNW RC

😮👀😎👍🏻Neat video!

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Studio23 Media
Studio23 Media

I used to want to work in logistics. Amazon changed my mind. 😂

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Onehourworkout
Onehourworkout

Amazon pays there workers peanut compared to ups.... the owner is a greedy pos

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BruhhhOof
BruhhhOof

Meanwhile im happy that my package arrived in 2 weeks to Australian

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Perpetual Peter
Perpetual Peter

How'd you get Guy Fieri to cameo?!

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Luis Tomás Orozco
Luis Tomás Orozco

What about international shipping?

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Good Gud
Good Gud

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.

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Rock girl
Rock girl

Love you videos???

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Gareth-Stuart Ogg
Gareth-Stuart Ogg

Still never understood how people can get two day delivery? One day delivery is even too long Amazon offers same day delivery

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Elijah Achu
Elijah Achu

Okay.... but that girl at 10:49 was really cute 🥲 I’m tryna figure out her logistics

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relikvija
relikvija

My dream is to become a picker one day...

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wisenber
wisenber

It doesn't work.

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Rock girl
Rock girl

always look forward to your videos !!

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Terry Ellison
Terry Ellison

Shoutout from St. Pete FL (home to the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, seen at 6:32)

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Monochrome Arts
Monochrome Arts

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...

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Robert Andrews
Robert Andrews

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.

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acchaladka
acchaladka

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....

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Nikhil Angad Bakshi
Nikhil Angad Bakshi

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)

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Bradley Watts
Bradley Watts

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Amasa Simpson
Amasa Simpson

Look most of the time your not buy from other states from across the country

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Arizona Tooth
Arizona Tooth

I work logistics (ddu dispatch) at amazon It does not work

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king james488
king james488

thanks for telling me about amazon in major american cities. that's really great.

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king james488
king james488

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.

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marvercraft
marvercraft

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?

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Sam Slichter
Sam Slichter

One of my favourite Wendover vids to date. Thanks,

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Hau Tatari
Hau Tatari

I am racist

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Nathaniel Wenger
Nathaniel Wenger

Wait is this the half as interesting guy

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paisley dreamz
paisley dreamz

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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