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September 27, 2023
3 news updates from around Amazon Freight
The peak season is on the horizon. Though this comes with colder temperatures and snowy roads, the transportation industry is anticipating and gearing up for the coming months. At Amazon Freight, we are preparing for this busy time and have a lot going on. Here are some of the top happenings from across the business:

1. The edge of the supply chain
If there’s one place you’ll hear some of the leading minds in transportation, it’s the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Edge conference October 1-4. Supply chain leaders and academics will come together to learn what is shaping the industry, and Amazon Freight will be there.

You’ll hear from Rebecca Salt, Director at Amazon Freight, on the ways shippers are moving forward with their freight procurement and transportation strategies in the wake of COVID-19. In Shedding the bad, keeping the good: how shippers are rethinking freight for the future, she’ll unpack findings from a recent survey conducted by Supply Chain Quarterly and Amazon Freight. She’ll explore what they mean for your organization and how Amazon Freight can help. Her session takes place at 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, October 3 in the Lafayette 3 room.

Rebecca will also be joined by members of the Amazon Freight sales team. Stop by the booth to get an analysis of your shipping needs, see what’s happening at Amazon Freight, or just chat about the latest happenings in the industry.

2. New package delivery service: Amazon Shipping
Every business needs agility when it comes to package shipping. Now Amazon has that option with the launch of Amazon Shipping last month.

Available to Amazon selling partners, the service is backed by Amazon’s reliable transportation network. It delivers seller-fulfilled orders, including those placed on Amazon.com, as well as orders on a seller’s website and other selling channels. Deliveries are completed between two to five days.

Sellers choose Amazon Shipping because they can get affordable rates, fast shipping, and reliable on-time service with real-time tracking and photo on delivery. Amazon Shipping offers fewer fees, including no residential or weekend delivery fees, and keeps business moving forward with pickup and delivery seven days a week, including weekends.

It’s another way Amazon’s customer obsessed approach finds a customer need and delivers a capability. As one Amazon Shipper customer puts it, “The service has been quick and reliable…we are able to be more competitive and offer a better service to our customers. It’s a win-win.”

You can learn more on the Amazon Shipping homepage.

3. Lots of events, lots of learning
September has been a jampacked time for transportation industry events and get-togethers. Earlier in the month, Amazon Freight did the triple play of Amazon Accelerate, IANA Expo, and e2open Connect.

At Amazon Accelerate we met with many of Amazon’s sellers and had discussions about how we can support their transportation needs including moving goods inbound to Amazon’s network. The ultimate takeaway for us was that we were able to connect with many of our customers. “No shipper is the same and every week in the supply chain is different,” said Rebecca Salt, Director at Amazon Freight. “Gatherings like these give us a chance to hear the challenges our customers are facing so we are always in tune with their needs and can improve how we serve them.”

We want to thank all our partners who helped put on these events to make them a success. Be sure to check out the Amazon Transportation, Shipping, and Logistics LinkedIn page for photos from all the shows.

Have a great start to your peak season! Stay up to speed on everything that’s happening at Amazon Freight on our News Updates page.
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