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Amazon is reportedly taking aim at Walmart's greatest strength by establishing a fleet of 1,000 delivery hubs

Posted On: Sep 16, 2020   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Amazon is reportedly taking aim at Walmart's greatest strength by establishing a fleet of 1,000 delivery hubs

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Amazon's latest barrage against brick-and-mortar rival Walmart is taking shape in the form of more than 1,000 small delivery hubs launching across the US.
According to a report from Bloomberg , the tech giant is looking to expedite consumers' online shopping experiences by opening warehouses that should help the e-commerce giant improve delivery times. The company ultimately hopes to open around 1,500 hubs each in suburbs and cities across the country in the future.
The move also comes as the shipping wars between Amazon and major competitors like Walmart continue to heat up.
While Amazon is an e-commerce native, Walmart has long held a key advantage in the form of its store footprint. As of 2019, 90% of US residents live within 10 miles of a Walmart , allowing the Arkansas-based retailer to convert its stores into fulfillment centers. Walmart has also launched its own Amazon Prime rival - Walmart Plus - on Tuesday.
Amazon, in the meantime, has continued to expand both its workforce...

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