Year by year, Amazon continues to grow holding its title as the largest e-commerce marketplace and cloud computing platform in the world. To further this expansion, Amazon will soon be using frabic tents to increase its logistics operations in eight states. These states include; Tennessee, South Carolina, Arkansas, Georgia, Colorado, Louisiana, Kentucky and Idaho.
These ‘delivery stations’, are used to store and sort packages before they’re sent to their end destination. These large fabric tents are only temporary as the company builds more permanent warehouses in the surrounding area. Nevertheless, this is a clear example of Amazon’s ambitious aim to expand its logistics network for delivering packages ordered online.
In 2017, Amazon shipped more than 5 billion items — and that’s just items shipped with Prime, the company said last year. The cost associated with this grows by billions of dollars every year.
“We expect our cost of shipping to continue to increase to the extent our customers accept and use our shipping offers at an increasing rate, we reduce shipping rates, we use more expensive shipping methods, and we offer additional services,” Amazon said in its SEC filing.