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Online Retail Giant Amazon Still Looking For Faster Delivery Options

June 16, 2015: 12:00 AM EST
Amazon.com continues to test new ways to speed delivery of products to customers, including taxicabs, Uber vehicles, bike messengers, USPS trucks, even drones. Now it is reported that the company is experimenting with ordinary people who would be paid to deliver packages while running their own errands. Unnamed sources say the project, code-named “On My Way,” would involve storing packages for delivery at retail stores in urban areas. The service could, if implemented, help cut shipping costs, but it’s not without its problems: how, for example, to vet potential deliverers, and whether retail competitors would cooperate with the online giant.
Greg Bensinger, "Amazon Mulls Paying People for Deliveries", The Wall Street Journal, June 16, 2015, © Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
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