With shipping costs of about $11.5bn last year, it is no surprise that Amazon thinks it’s worth shaving off some by getting into transport itself. That way, it can sell its services too. Here are two interesting publications on the e-tailer. This short video interview gives interesting stats on Amazon and the cost of its distribution (shipping and fulfilment costs come to 24.7% of merchandise sales), while the article from financial publication The Street gives some analysts’ thoughts on the retail giant’s latest moves.

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