Amazon appears to be interested in doing “last mile” logistics. “Last mile” refers to delivery from a final warehouse or distribution center to a customer’s door. Right now, Amazon relies mostly on UPS, FedEx, and the U.S. Postal Service to perform this part of the logistics function. Now Amazon appears to be threatening to take over the last mile as well. You can read more about this in “Amazon Will Deliver Their Own Packages – Revolution At The Delivery Door,” (Forbes, September 29, 2016).
Considering what you learn in chapter 11 and in this article, what are likely the main reasons for Amazon to be considering this delivery move?