How the Amazon effect is disrupting e-commerce logistics

INBAL AXELROD | January 28, 2019

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It's hard to remember the days when you would order an item online, and have to wait six to eight weeks for delivery. These days, the growth in e-commerce has taken the world by storm. Name anything, and you can have it at your doorstep on the same day, with just the click of a button  and this is all thanks to, the Amazon effect. The Amazon effect has become a global phenomenon that has drastically changed the game for customers and for brick-and-mortar retail. This impact is driving the shift and evolution of the e-commerce market, and naturally, logistics. Named after the e-commerce giant, ‘the Amazon effect' is the disruption on brick-and-mortar retail caused by Amazon's domination of online shopping. Amazon's impact has not only lead to a boom in e-commerce  documented by millions of square feet of empty retail space around the world but also, a massive shift in customer expectations at every point of the supply chain.

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