How Amazon's Super-Complex Shipping System Works

12 Jan 2021
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Writing by Sam Denby
Research by Sam Denby and Tristan Purdy
Editing by Alexander Williard
Animation by Josh Sherrington
Sound by Graham Haerther
Thumbnail by Simon Buckmaster
Select footage courtesy the AP Archive and Amazon
References
[1] www.cnbc.com/2020/08/13/amazon-is-delivering-nearly-two-thirds-of-its-own-packages.html
[2] www.statista.com/statistics/1020046/global-fba-usage-top-amazon-sellers/
[3] www.economist.com/special-report/2019/07/11/amazon-and-alibaba-are-pacesetters-of-the-next-supply-chain-revolution
[4] docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1lllYl6lx2tfI0_qObjof1FgiJGttVbXB3Kz0qcNW_zc/edit?usp=sharing
[5] mwpvl.com/html/amazon_com.html
[6] www.cnbc.com/2021/01/05/amazon-buys-boeing-jets-from-delta-westjet-as-aircraft-prices-drop.html
[7] cargofacts.com/allposts/business/strategy/amazon-and-dhl-reported-to-be-in-hub-partnership-at-cvg/
[8] www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2018/04/04/is-the-post-office-making-or-losing-money-delivering-amazon-packages/
[9] www.supplychaindive.com/news/supply-chain-company-of-year-target-2020/587139/
[10] www.aircargonews.net/airlines/freighter-operator/amazon-confirms-the-launch-of-european-airfreight-operations/
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  • Count how many times he says "now..." and "depends"

    ZortacZortacVor 4 Stunden
  • Did the moron narrating this video just say "humans are expensive even low paids ones"; words simply fail me if this idiot is representative of the generation taking over then were screwed.

    Pete TurnerPete TurnerVor 11 Stunden
  • Fascinating video. I worked at a company long ago that tried to automate an in-house delivery system for McKesson Corp. in the late 80's. They had a GIANT moveable shelf system with bins that would get picked off it, and sent by conveyor belts to the picking stations, and then returned to the giant rotating shelving system (think conveyor belt, but stood up vertically on its side). I was terminated when I threatened to report safety issues. I saw a man get trapped by conveyor belts, and had his pants ripped off him and the belt burned the back of his legs. They paid him to keep quiet, and threatened his employment status. When I breathed about OSHA, they canned me. There were many others who got hurt, and the nature of this heavy moving equipment and the possibility of being crushed was always on my mind, and they looked "clean" of accidents, when it was clear they had many.

    Ju MJu MVor 13 Stunden
  • How good is Hover's TOS enforcement?

    soundsparksoundsparkVor 19 Stunden
  • 15:55 Kohl's has a similar system as well, if you want to make easy money over the winter holiday season it's not a bad temp gig.

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  • Amazon’s logistics starts with a hefty multi-billion dollar subsidy from the US Government. Yeah Prime Day is nice and all, but when you consider the debt our country went in just so Bezos could pollute the environment in unprecedented ways is pretty disgusting.

    Justin MyersJustin MyersVor Tag
  • Looks like a prison

    The Cooking TruckerThe Cooking TruckerVor Tag
  • Is nobody going to talk about the UPS truck getting pulled over

    Ian WashburneIan WashburneVor Tag
  • Where are you getting your journalism reporting information from? You didn't mention the federal government laws against single business monopoly laws. It was rumored that Bill Gates gave Steve Jobs cash money and a joint business project to keep Apple Computer from closing. There by saving Microsoft Computer from being sued and broken up for antitrust and monopoly laws. Every major corporation and CEO is aware of this. How is it possible for you to be unaware of this actual common business law?

    Dane RatesDane RatesVor Tag
  • UPS and FedEx both have delivery commit times on air pkg. When lasted checked UPS air pkg delivery times were 8:30am/10:30am and 3:00pm. No matter what size weight or value of the pkg or shipping is free. Which makes a big difference in the operation and cost of delivery service. (Apples and Oranges, their both consider fruits except they each taste different and are used in different ways.) Delivery time commitments for pkgs requires a lot more air flight time,drive time and physical labor. UPS drivers also are required to cover all on call residential pick up request for nextday air and ground pkgs. All in the same work day by the same delivery driver.

    Dane RatesDane RatesVor Tag
  • KEY-va, Not KI-va

    Fefnir EindraerFefnir EindraerVor Tag
  • Interesting on the supermarket fulfilment. In the UK the big chains use a handful of stores per area to fulfil deliveries but do so with their own refrigerated vans.

    Pete FlintMurrayPete FlintMurrayVor Tag
  • Never heard of amazon before this video

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  • I'm going to order an ice scraper here in Florida and return it, just to fuck with Amazon!

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  • Amazon is also BIG TECH Censor big time.

    smbrobsmbrobVor Tag
  • Well done video but I hope someone at Amazon is anticipating the demand for each item and PRE-POSITIONING the inventory (supply) as close to the customer (demand) as possible to optimize delivery time and costs. A fleet of large cargo jets, huge warehouses and robots should be a last resort. Smarter is better than harder in the long run. In the 1980's the worlds 3rd largest computer manufacturer had hundreds of manufacturing and distribution facilities worldwide. I invented systems achieved near real time planning, design, manufacturing and distribution BEFORE the internet or large cargo jet existed. In 1991 US patent 5369570 and cited by hundreds of others.

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  • I make machine parts for the amazon robots. Can confirm that they are an amazing piece of tech.

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  • 6:13 guy in the middle realizes that was on camera, hoped a million people wouldn't see that.

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  • Please improve your intonation

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  • I love Amazon, it's much more convenient than shopping locally, in my opinion. Everything you can think of Amazon has.

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  • I recently returned a faulty massage gun, on a Sunday. The following day which was Monday I had received a replacement. This was simply amazing. How in the hell is this possible with the millions of orders involved and all the logistics?

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  • gamestop has been doing direct from store shipping for years! and they don’t pay me any extra for it either 😂 prob the only reason gamestop is still kicking tbh

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  • "How Amazon's Super-Complex Shipping System Works ? " *whisper* : with slavery

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  • How about you do a video on the terrible working conditions warehouse workers deal with?

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  • ...and then theres a couch potato who clicks a button by the time he/she wakes up from slumber and a fart expects the package at the door or throws a tantrum.

    Ayaan AryanAyaan AryanVor 2 Tage
  • How does Amazon handle one day delivery? Doesn't Prime now offer one day delivery?

    Swastika NayakSwastika NayakVor 2 Tage
  • Idk unless you pay for prime my stuff still gets to my house in a week. Same as any ole company I buy stuff from...

    paige kaufmanpaige kaufmanVor 2 Tage
  • at 2:41 shows a black guy whos a pickers Im dead (im black btw)

    Jovany ChaseJovany ChaseVor 2 Tage
  • Incomplete. What about Amazon’s use of intermodal? Seeing a lot of containers on freight trains, particularly on BNSF Railway between the Midwest and the west coast.

    Prolific PosterProlific PosterVor 2 Tage
  • heh, in turkey if you are lucky you get 2 day delivery otherwise you might as well wait for a week

    _ehjorusu_ehjorusuVor 2 Tage
  • I just learned from this video, the word “sortation.” I also learned “updation” from another video.

    Chang Kwang OhChang Kwang OhVor 2 Tage
  • Very well explained

    Liam HoskingLiam HoskingVor 2 Tage
  • it seem like they combine big lot to ship during holiday season. it took longer time without detail tracking

    JurassicHogJurassicHogVor 2 Tage
  • Amazing logistics that sometimes get... Weird? The most confusing thing happened with Amazon yesterday. I placed a next day order, the truck pulled in to my drive, then backed out. I thought delivery was done. Nope. For some reason I watch as the package moved farther away until finally the app apologized and said it'll be delivered tomorrow. HUH???

    Ben SchleaBen SchleaVor 2 Tage
  • Work in 8 hours and I’m sat here watching this on a Friday night wtf

    Thomas WheelerThomas WheelerVor 2 Tage
  • Couple things: it's pronounced "Keeva", and not all Amazon warehouses have them. Older Amazon warehouses without kiva robots can increase throughput pretty easily just by throwing additional people into the mix. Locations with kiva however hit a maximum throughput much sooner when adding people.

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  • Amazon prime means next day delivery in the UK

    RS 7RS 7Vor 2 Tage
  • What if I want to order a Jet, ✈️ What do they ship that in?

    mrk107mrk107Vor 2 Tage
  • Iv worked at ups and fedex. Handled many of amazons packages. Quick review. Fedex 👎🏽, UPS 👍🏽, Amazon there paper tape is almost useless and there boxes are made of wet paper they do a good job at protecting there boxes but if they make in with other boxes there f’d. In short paper tape makes me want to cut my wrists.

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  • To note, USPS does not deliver to every address in the country. They do offer free PO Boxes to addresses they don’t deliver to, or at least they did for me.

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  • I am amazed... The complexity and arrangement... just... fabulous

    Ng EdwinNg EdwinVor 2 Tage
  • amazon sells paedo babies

    Defund The LeftDefund The LeftVor 2 Tage
  • Im a Target picker and its true!

    Vicman ThomeVicman ThomeVor 2 Tage
  • The question isnt HOW Amazon ships, but WHO

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  • A veeeery simple example. Gun slings, gun accesories, pro gun tshirts, 5.11 pants, etc. It would be incredibly dumb to place that near new york, but smarter to place it near the south, texas or the midwest

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    Avijit KabirajAvijit KabirajVor 2 Tage
  • dont use them now anymore.. too much lib agenda.

    GuysmileyGuysmileyVor 2 Tage
  • Why do Americans say "shipping" when it doesn't go by ship? Why not "postage" or "delivery"?

    CCVor 2 Tage
  • Carrying a replica robot at 6:05 lol

    Gary WilsonGary WilsonVor 2 Tage
  • 🆘 Boycott Amazon/Jeff Bezos he is in bed with the China and the liberal Democrats. Most of Amazon stuff he sells is made in China; you know the same folks that sent the United States and the world Chinese coronavirus. Send communist China a message don’t buy made in China 🇨🇳

    David R. StoneDavid R. StoneVor 2 Tage
  • all i know is that amazon didn't offer its services on the covid vaccine delivery logistics until biden was president. and for that we say "FUCK YOU AMAZON/biden".

    Brandon DeemterBrandon DeemterVor 2 Tage
  • Why the hell do you call them fullfillment centers? They are warehouses, please don't use the euphemistic term amazon coined itself, it's a distractment from the horrid working conditions in the houses.

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  • Hahah, I used to be a target picker.

    WinginWolfWinginWolfVor 3 Tage
  • Video: How does an Amazon package get to you, and the answer, it depends. Me: Checks the shipping and see's that its Dynamex/TForce, Me: Yeah, that's not gonna arrive.

    DavidDavidVor 3 Tage
  • I would like to thank you, I saw the video a week ago and bought my first ever stock. I made $200

    Abdalla BabikirAbdalla BabikirVor 3 Tage
  • Kiva is pronounced KEY-vah.

    Anthony TrupianoAnthony TrupianoVor 3 Tage
  • You 100% live here in Denver

    Lukus CannonLukus CannonVor 3 Tage
  • Can I get uhhhh...: boneless plane

    Cris SalinasCris SalinasVor 3 Tage
  • Why is it so hard to understand that automated jobs are bad? Every job you remove, is one less person available to purchase your product. If every company automated jobs, they would all go out of business. I wonder which Industry will open the Pandora's Box first?

    No More BS PleaseNo More BS PleaseVor 3 Tage
  • Stopped watching after the 10th AIM-azon pronunciation.

    Frankie SFrankie SVor 3 Tage
  • I worked at a sort center PDX5 for a little while, there are no robots there.

    Adam HollandAdam HollandVor 3 Tage
  • soon those pickers will be robots

    stargate905stargate905Vor 3 Tage
  • All that complex system and then you end up with some clown just dumping your package on your doorstep ready for someone to steal. Not all Amazon Logistic drivers are clowns but the bad ones tarnish the reputation of the rest.

    Kev FarthingKev FarthingVor 3 Tage
  • We don't care how sophisticated Amazon's delivery system is we're not going to be using it

    Dra WilliamsDra WilliamsVor 3 Tage
  • 😮👀😎👍🏻Neat video!

    PNW RCPNW RCVor 3 Tage
  • I used to want to work in logistics. Amazon changed my mind. 😂

    Studio23 MediaStudio23 MediaVor 3 Tage
  • Amazon pays there workers peanut compared to ups.... the owner is a greedy pos

    OnehourworkoutOnehourworkoutVor 3 Tage
  • Meanwhile im happy that my package arrived in 2 weeks to Australian

    BruhhhOofBruhhhOofVor 3 Tage
    • Ah yes, the country Australian

      Enchanted MGEnchanted MGVor 7 Stunden
  • How'd you get Guy Fieri to cameo?!

    Perpetual PeterPerpetual PeterVor 3 Tage
  • What about international shipping?

    Luis Tomás OrozcoLuis Tomás OrozcoVor 3 Tage
  • We've seen how Amazon employees discriminate against packages. I will never ever buy from Amazon, especially since they were caught selling people. Bezos should be in prison.

    Good GudGood GudVor 3 Tage
  • Love you videos???

    Rock girlRock girlVor 4 Tage
  • Still never understood how people can get two day delivery? One day delivery is even too long Amazon offers same day delivery

    Gareth-Stuart OggGareth-Stuart OggVor 4 Tage
  • Okay.... but that girl at 10:49 was really cute 🥲 I’m tryna figure out her logistics

    Elijah AchuElijah AchuVor 4 Tage
  • My dream is to become a picker one day...

    relikvijarelikvijaVor 4 Tage
  • It doesn't work.

    wisenberwisenberVor 4 Tage
    • always look forward to your videos !!

      Rock girlRock girlVor 4 Tage
  • Shoutout from St. Pete FL (home to the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, seen at 6:32)

    Terry EllisonTerry EllisonVor 4 Tage
  • It would be interesting to see how amazon is planning to adapt its shipping system to the german market. Germany is a much smaller country than the US, and here, they're selling prime memberships with the promise of free 1-day delivery. Come to think of it, they can probably take planes out of the equation altogether, because pretty much every town in germany is within an 8-hour drive from any logistics centre...

    Monochrome ArtsMonochrome ArtsVor 4 Tage
  • I like to order stuff a day or two apart so they have to ship separately, they sometimes catch it if you order something within anywhere from a few hours to a day apart depending on the day. And always check the rush delivery, not that I need most things quick but I'd rather make them pay more for it. The $1 reward isn't worth it for me. Don't worry, I recycle the boxes or I use some when I sell stuff. But i usually try to buy stuff from other sites, I just haven't had great experiences with Amazon especially stuff that more than about a hundred bucks.

    Robert AndrewsRobert AndrewsVor 4 Tage
  • The part on Target was super-interesting. If Costco did that in Canada, because they actually treat their employees well, I’d move absolutely all of my possible shopping over to Costco. At the moment Costco takes two weeks to deliver via shitty UPS....

    acchaladkaacchaladkaVor 4 Tage
  • I would've liked to see the logistics behind PrimeNow delivery. I would also be interested in how the fulfillment works in India because Amazon India logistics is way ahead of Europe and one-day deliveries are quite common (therefore the point about Amazon beating out FedEx and DHL due to two-day doesn't hold)

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  • Look most of the time your not buy from other states from across the country

    Amasa SimpsonAmasa SimpsonVor 4 Tage
  • I work logistics (ddu dispatch) at amazon It does not work

    Arizona ToothArizona ToothVor 4 Tage
  • thanks for telling me about amazon in major american cities. that's really great.

    king james488king james488Vor 5 Tage
  • and like 90% of orders in canada are fulfilled by amazon cuz amazon.ca is shit and we literally are not allowed to shop amazon.com.

    king james488king james488Vor 5 Tage
  • Wait... Amazon Prime in the US is two-day delivery? Here in Germany the slogan is "Heute bestellt, morgen da" translation: "Bought today delivered Tomorrow" So is it because Germany is Smaller in Size than the US?

    marvercraftmarvercraftVor 5 Tage
  • One of my favourite Wendover vids to date. Thanks,

    Sam SlichterSam SlichterVor 5 Tage
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