- Brandon Checketts
- On September 23, 2014
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As a data geek, I love to find patterns in obscure data. I was recently running an analysis of the shipping carriers used by FBA to ensure that Feedback Genius has as much data about shipping events as possible. I found a couple of interesting pieces of information when comparing the percentage of packages shipped in January 2014 versus July 2014:
- Amazon is sending fewer packages to UPS, and more to USPS and FedEx.The decline in UPS shipping is fairly dramatic — Down from 51% to 41% of packages shipped. Presumably a good portion of that USPS growth is due to their Sunday delivery agreement
- LaserShip has grown from 5% of packages to about 6.5% of packages.Feedback Genius can now send messages based on delivery time for packages shipped via LaserShip. (And is seems that LaserShip is for sale?)
- Ontrac usage has gone down a bit. This doesn’t sadden me since they don’t provide a public API for tracking package statuses
- AMZN_US usage is small but has nearly quadrupled. These are presumably Amazon lockers or Amazon.com trucks actually making deliveries (or soon drones?).