The global shipping industry is on the cusp of major transformation. Retailers, traditionally the customers of shipping carriers, are looking to reduce their reliance on delivery partners and handle more of their own transportation and logistics themselves. 

The retailer paving the way into shipping is Amazon and it could lead to a domino effect where other large retailers do the same. These developments should scare legacy carriers such as FedEx, UPS, and the US Postal Service, as they are at risk of losing business, or even worse, becoming irrelevant. 

In this presentation and downloadable slide deck, we’ll look at what Amazon is doing in the shipping space and explain what its end goal is by furthering those initiatives. We’ll also explain what impact these developments could have on traditional carriers, and how it will affect their businesses. Finally, we’ll project what the future of shipping will look like, and what other retailers might follow Amazon into shipping.