Amazon Teases New Operation for Rural Deliveries
SEATTLE, WA - In its third quarter results, Amazon reported that its net income nearly tripled from this time last year. In the wake of this success, the retailer may also be looking toward opening a new delivery operation. Rather than rely on the US Postal Service for rural deliveries, Amazon could be opening shipping hubs across the United States to ensure rural consumers have better access.
Amazon executives said on the company’s third quarter earnings call that it will continue investing in shipping and delivery infrastructure. According to The Information, a recent batch of job postings on Amazon’s website called for candidates interested in a “new delivery business” aimed at improving the retailer’s service across “rural and super rural communities across North America.”
The initiative, titled Wagon Wheel, would offer support for smaller facilities. The job postings associated with this program have since been deleted.
As Amazon continues to trial new ways to expand, how will this potential new operation change the way it operates in the market? AndNowUKnow will continue to report.