“According to reports, the e-commerce giant is planning to set up over 1,000 mini-fulfilment centres in North America – this month alone, 100 new Amazon distribution facilities will open in the US and Canada.”
The addition of these new mini-fulfilment centres is an attempt to overthrow Walmart, by disregarding its shorter delivery times from suburban areas.
This is a contrarian move in the eyes of Amazon, who historically favoured massive distribution centres close to large cites, compared to the new small fulfilment hubs.
Read the full article here: Amazon Launches New Assault On Retail Sector: Suburban Mini-Fulfilment
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