A Supply Chain Right Through Amazon?

By Freddie Pierce
Amazon is aggressively pursuing its apparent agenda of being the one-stop shop for everything with the launch of Amazon Supply, a commercial wing to th...

Amazon is aggressively pursuing its apparent agenda of being the one-stop shop for everything with the launch of Amazon Supply, a commercial wing to their traditionally retail-based operations.

Still officially in Beta, the site already offers over half a million products for industrial purposes ranging from power tools to lab equipment - with the same two-day delivery schedules and discounts available to Amazon and Amazon Prime members.

With offerings this vast and service this dependable, the new site has the potential to transform the global supply chain in meaningful and interesting ways, especially for small and mid-sized businesses.

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After all, when it's this easy and cheap to get everything you need in one place, Amazon's supply chain may begin to overlap more and more with the global supply chain itself.

That means a different marketplace entirely, one that has the obvious benefits of being quick, easy, and effective - but may, over time, place more power in Amazon's hands than is socially responsible.

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