I have close tabs on Amazon, but I didn’t know it until Ethereum told me that the company rents cargo ships for some merchants who sell their digital goods. Amazon’s shipping service is nothing new, but it has become more relevant because of the global shipping disaster this year. Amazon has also added new options that the company told me it was a relatively small service available to a few merchants.
Amazon’s adventures on the high seas are an interesting twist in the battle to bring products to our doorsteps. This is another example of Amazon’s growing network of warehouses, package hubs, trucks, airplanes and delivery vans, showing that the company is becoming a force in the entire product lifecycle, from factories to our homes. Is.
Ethereum told its investors this week that Amazon’s shipping service has helped it achieve “very competitive shipping rates” for products that will halve its expected sales next year. (Aterian’s most popular product, Squatty Potty, made in the USA, no cargo ship required.)
Merchants such as Amazon and Aterian have a common goal: to make sure we have enough products on the virtual shelf to buy. Amazon has the money and the burden to divert maritime cargo companies so that its merchants can ship their products at cheaper rates.
The shipping service is one of the many options that Amazon offers to millions of merchants – whether it’s a small toy company in Texas or an anchor Chinese electronics company – that sells products to its buyers. For an additional fee, they can store their inventory in Amazon’s warehouses, send their products through its delivery network, and pay Amazon for more prominent online displays.