Amazon’s Chinese shipping license reflects global goals
Big changes to Amazon may be on the way:
The move appears to be about connecting “two giant markets to each other, the Chinese producers and the American consumers,” while cutting out American resellers, said Petersen.
About 40% of Amazon’s current revenue comes from small businesses that buy products from China, manage the complexity of the shipping and import process and then sell those products to U.S. customers using Fulfillment by Amazon, Petersen said.
Amazon can get a double cost savings if it can cut out those middle men and streamline logistics enough that more Chinese sellers use it as their retail platform, he said.