Thursday, February 02, 2017

Is Amazon going in the right direction ?

The best way to predict the future is to create it - Abraham Lincoln.

Amazon is building assets in the transportation and logistics area with the new transportation hub which will serve its new transport planes in central US Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International airport in the American Northern midwest.

In spite of having Gross Merchandise Value (GMV) less than 50% of Alibaba and knowing fully well that Alibaba is able to gallop way ahead, even though both of them started their e-commerce experiment way back around the same time in 1996.

The most important thing to understand here is that Amazon is not afraid to experiment with new business models which would make it asset heavy but at the same time make it more responsive and agile. Amazon wants to create the future which it wants to control.

The revolutionary changes happening in the logistics and transportation scene of major e-commerce players is bound to give lot of meat for discussions in the classrooms.

Amazon wants to be able to control its transportation network by having its own transportation hub costing a whopping $1.5 billion .. Click here for the link.


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