- Brandon Checketts
- On March 29, 2015
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I last did an analysis of the FBA Shipping carriers about 6-months ago and figured it was time again to see what carriers that Amazon’s fulfillment service is using to ship packages to consumers. Below is a chart of the changes that we’ve noticed between July 2014 and January 2015. This data is consolidated from millions of shipped packages shipped across thousands of FBA Seller accounts, so I believe it represents a representative sample of the total FBA shipping volume.
- USPS usage has nearly doubled in the past six months (and was up nearly 50% the six-months before that). If we look back to January 2014 the USPS percentage was only 14% of packages. That increased to about 21% of packages in July 2014 and this January it is now over 38% of packages.
- Usage of Landmark, although still tiny seems to have increased significantly
- Amazon’s direct delivery (AMZN_US) which includes Amazon Lockers and possibly some other methods continues to increase and accounted for a bit over 1% of packages delivered
- The other major carriers UPS and FedEx continued to see significant declines. UPS SurePost picked up some of those losses. (UPS SurePost, FedEx SmartPost, and DHL SmartMail are all service where the named provider carries the packages on their long-haul routes from the FBA Fulfillment Center to the recipient’s local USPS post office, and the US Postal service delivers it the “last mile” to the customer)
- DHL’s usage is still very small overall, but did grow significantly
What else? Please share your insights below if their are more thoughts about these figures.