Amazon approaches same-day delivery?

Interesting speculation on RetailWire about whether Amazon is planning to offer same-day delivery as it expands its network of distribution centers. Here’s my take:

There is a growing movement among Amazon’s competitors to merge online shopping with the convenience of in-store pickup (Walmart) or using its stores as mini-distribution centers (Macys). Amazon needs to react to these kinds of developments to sustain its mastery of logistics as one of its key strengths (along with price and assortments).

To make this an achievable goal, Amazon is reaching deals with various state governments (New Jersey, for one) to open new distribution centers. This will enhance the states’ tax revenues at the same time that Amazon expands its supply-chain advantage.

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