June 6, 2016
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — If Amazon.com had its way, every shopper would shop online, and then have that order filled and packaged at fulfillment centers like one in Crafton PA with products to be delivered to your doorstep by Amazon deliverers, instead of the traditional U.S. Postal Service, UPS, or FedEx delivery.
“They really are doing what I would call academically vertical integration. They want to control all steps in the process, and they’re doing that more and more,” Prof. Elaine Luther, a Point Park University business professor, told KDKA money editor Jon Delano on Monday.
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