Watch out FedEx, UPS, DHL and the U.S. Postal Service: Amazon’s building its own last-mile delivery service.
CNBC reports that the e-commerce behemoth announced Thursday Delivery Service Partners, a new program designed to let entrepreneurs run their own local delivery networks of up to 40 delivery vans emblazoned with Prime logos.
Each delivery unit will start their day at one of 75 current Amazon delivery stations in the U.S. where parcels ordered from Amazon.com are picked up by drivers wearing blue collared shirts with an Amazon logo and black hats. Algorithms will determine which packages are sent to these delivery stations, and which are sent to other delivery partners, like FedEx and UPS. Read more at CNBC.