How Amazon's Super-Complex Shipping System Works

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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
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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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KOMMENTARE
Zortac
Zortac Vor 3 Stunden
Count how many times he says "now..." and "depends"
Pete Turner
Pete Turner Vor 10 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.
Ju M
Ju M Vor 12 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.
soundspark
soundspark Vor 18 Stunden
How good is Hover's TOS enforcement?
Fakjbf
Fakjbf Vor Tag
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.
Justin Myers
Justin Myers Vor Tag
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.
The Cooking Trucker
The Cooking Trucker Vor Tag
Looks like a prison
Ian Washburne
Ian Washburne Vor Tag
Is nobody going to talk about the UPS truck getting pulled over
Dane Rates
Dane Rates Vor 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 Rates
Dane Rates Vor 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.
Fefnir Eindraer
Fefnir Eindraer Vor Tag
KEY-va, Not KI-va
Pete FlintMurray
Pete FlintMurray Vor 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.
Ream
Ream Vor Tag
Never heard of amazon before this video
Your Google Meister
Your Google Meister Vor Tag
I'm going to order an ice scraper here in Florida and return it, just to fuck with Amazon!
smbrob
smbrob Vor Tag
Amazon is also BIG TECH Censor big time.
Harvey Parad
Harvey Parad Vor 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.
Kevin Radawiec
Kevin Radawiec Vor Tag
I make machine parts for the amazon robots. Can confirm that they are an amazing piece of tech.
Liberals Get the Bullet Too
Liberals Get the Bullet Too Vor Tag
6:13 guy in the middle realizes that was on camera, hoped a million people wouldn't see that.
Fria Gram
Fria Gram Vor Tag
Please improve your intonation
Cristi Luchian
Cristi Luchian Vor Tag
You sound like the guy from Half as Interesting :))
Johnson Jamse
Johnson Jamse Vor Tag
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MerrieMelodies Fan
MerrieMelodies Fan Vor Tag
I love Amazon, it's much more convenient than shopping locally, in my opinion. Everything you can think of Amazon has.
JR
JR Vor Tag
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?
Not Cassidy
Not Cassidy Vor Tag
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
Zrobok Artem
Zrobok Artem Vor Tag
"How Amazon's Super-Complex Shipping System Works ? " *whisper* : with slavery
PublicWifi
PublicWifi Vor Tag
How about you do a video on the terrible working conditions warehouse workers deal with?
Ayaan Aryan
Ayaan Aryan Vor 2 Tage
...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.
Swastika Nayak
Swastika Nayak Vor 2 Tage
How does Amazon handle one day delivery? Doesn't Prime now offer one day delivery?
paige kaufman
paige kaufman Vor 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...
Jovany Chase
Jovany Chase Vor 2 Tage
at 2:41 shows a black guy whos a pickers Im dead (im black btw)
Prolific Poster
Prolific Poster Vor 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.
_ehjorusu
_ehjorusu Vor 2 Tage
heh, in turkey if you are lucky you get 2 day delivery otherwise you might as well wait for a week
Chang Kwang Oh
Chang Kwang Oh Vor 2 Tage
I just learned from this video, the word “sortation.” I also learned “updation” from another video.
Liam Hosking
Liam Hosking Vor 2 Tage
Very well explained
JurassicHog
JurassicHog Vor 2 Tage
it seem like they combine big lot to ship during holiday season. it took longer time without detail tracking
Ben Schlea
Ben Schlea Vor 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???
Thomas Wheeler
Thomas Wheeler Vor 2 Tage
Work in 8 hours and I’m sat here watching this on a Friday night wtf
Master00Sniper
Master00Sniper Vor 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.
Johnson Jamse
Johnson Jamse Vor 2 Tage
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RS 7
RS 7 Vor 2 Tage
Amazon prime means next day delivery in the UK
mrk107
mrk107 Vor 2 Tage
What if I want to order a Jet, ✈️ What do they ship that in?
Blazing Haze
Blazing Haze Vor 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.
Vu Hoang Phat
Vu Hoang Phat Vor 2 Tage
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L K
L K Vor 2 Tage
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.
REL06
REL06 Vor 2 Tage
Make sure you have a piss bottle at your station
Ng Edwin
Ng Edwin Vor 2 Tage
I am amazed... The complexity and arrangement... just... fabulous
Defund The Left
Defund The Left Vor 2 Tage
amazon sells paedo babies
Vicman Thome
Vicman Thome Vor 2 Tage
Im a Target picker and its true!
川元優希Nsytr0
川元優希Nsytr0 Vor 2 Tage
The question isnt HOW Amazon ships, but WHO
Zabshire Roberto
Zabshire Roberto Vor 2 Tage
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Fred latin Medic
Fred latin Medic Vor 2 Tage
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
Avijit Kabiraj
Avijit Kabiraj Vor 2 Tage
Read comedy of coffin on kindle.....
Guysmiley
Guysmiley Vor 2 Tage
dont use them now anymore.. too much lib agenda.
C
C Vor 2 Tage
Why do Americans say "shipping" when it doesn't go by ship? Why not "postage" or "delivery"?
Gary Wilson
Gary Wilson Vor 2 Tage
Carrying a replica robot at 6:05 lol
David R. Stone
David R. Stone Vor 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 🇨🇳
Brandon Deemter
Brandon Deemter Vor 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".
Lukas Klähn
Lukas Klähn Vor 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.
Nadir Bengana
Nadir Bengana Vor 3 Tage
Install SponsorBlock if you don't want to listen to his bullshit about who sponsored this video :)
Velo
Velo Vor 3 Tage
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23
Dean Carfora
Dean Carfora Vor 3 Tage
“Aimazon” 😂😂
Alan Kwok
Alan Kwok Vor 3 Tage
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WinginWolf
WinginWolf Vor 3 Tage
Hahah, I used to be a target picker.
David
David Vor 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.
Abdalla Babikir
Abdalla Babikir Vor 3 Tage
I would like to thank you, I saw the video a week ago and bought my first ever stock. I made $200
Anthony Trupiano
Anthony Trupiano Vor 3 Tage
Kiva is pronounced KEY-vah.
Lukus Cannon
Lukus Cannon Vor 3 Tage
You 100% live here in Denver
Cris Salinas
Cris Salinas Vor 3 Tage
Can I get uhhhh...: boneless plane
No More BS Please
No More BS Please Vor 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?
Frankie S
Frankie S Vor 3 Tage
Stopped watching after the 10th AIM-azon pronunciation.
Adam Holland
Adam Holland Vor 3 Tage
I worked at a sort center PDX5 for a little while, there are no robots there.
stargate905
stargate905 Vor 3 Tage
soon those pickers will be robots
Kev Farthing
Kev Farthing Vor 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.
Dra Williams
Dra Williams Vor 3 Tage
We don't care how sophisticated Amazon's delivery system is we're not going to be using it
PNW RC
PNW RC Vor 3 Tage
😮👀😎👍🏻Neat video!
Studio23 Media
Studio23 Media Vor 3 Tage
I used to want to work in logistics. Amazon changed my mind. 😂
Onehourworkout
Onehourworkout Vor 3 Tage
Amazon pays there workers peanut compared to ups.... the owner is a greedy pos
BruhhhOof
BruhhhOof Vor 3 Tage
Meanwhile im happy that my package arrived in 2 weeks to Australian
Enchanted MG
Enchanted MG Vor 6 Stunden
Ah yes, the country Australian
Perpetual Peter
Perpetual Peter Vor 3 Tage
How'd you get Guy Fieri to cameo?!
Luis Tomás Orozco
Luis Tomás Orozco Vor 3 Tage
What about international shipping?
Good Gud
Good Gud Vor 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.
Rock girl
Rock girl Vor 4 Tage
Love you videos???
Gareth-Stuart Ogg
Gareth-Stuart Ogg Vor 4 Tage
Still never understood how people can get two day delivery? One day delivery is even too long Amazon offers same day delivery
Elijah Achu
Elijah Achu Vor 4 Tage
Okay.... but that girl at 10:49 was really cute 🥲 I’m tryna figure out her logistics
relikvija
relikvija Vor 4 Tage
My dream is to become a picker one day...
wisenber
wisenber Vor 4 Tage
It doesn't work.
Rock girl
Rock girl Vor 4 Tage
always look forward to your videos !!
Terry Ellison
Terry Ellison Vor 4 Tage
Shoutout from St. Pete FL (home to the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, seen at 6:32)
Monochrome Arts
Monochrome Arts Vor 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...
Robert Andrews
Robert Andrews Vor 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.
acchaladka
acchaladka Vor 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....
Nikhil Angad Bakshi
Nikhil Angad Bakshi Vor 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)
Bradley Watts
Bradley Watts Vor 4 Tage
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Amasa Simpson
Amasa Simpson Vor 4 Tage
Look most of the time your not buy from other states from across the country
Arizona Tooth
Arizona Tooth Vor 4 Tage
I work logistics (ddu dispatch) at amazon It does not work
king james488
king james488 Vor 5 Tage
thanks for telling me about amazon in major american cities. that's really great.
king james488
king james488 Vor 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.
marvercraft
marvercraft Vor 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?
Sam Slichter
Sam Slichter Vor 5 Tage
One of my favourite Wendover vids to date. Thanks,
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