Amazon signals starting same-day delivery system

Amazon.com Inc is planning to expand its same day delivery program globally, as per the recent job listings of the website.
Amazon signals starting same-day delivery system

Global ecommerce giant Amazon.com Inc is planning to expand its same day delivery program globally, as per the recent job listings of the website, according to a report in Reuters.

Besides, to speeden up the logistics process, the e-tailer is looking to add on same-day delivery option to all items sold by third-party merchants on its site. As per the report, this move may help offset the high costs of speedy, last-mile delivery.

The company's global ambitions were reflected in at least seven listings for senior product and marketing jobs for the company’s headquarters.

"Our long-term vision is that customers can order and receive a sellers' product the same day anywhere in the world," according to one job listing posted in late October.

Though, it is not declared when Amazon to meet its goals and how it would expand these services to more third-party sellers, who account for 40 per cent of items sold on Amazon's website and pay fees between 8 per cent and 20 per cent in most categories.
However, offering fast shipping is Amazon's strategy to compete with brick-and-mortar stores. But the effort is expensive and during the first nine months of 2014, Amazon's shipping costs were more than double its shipping revenue.Some competitors, including eBay Inc, have made efforts to strengthen their same-day projects.

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