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Amazon kicks delivery into high gear for holidays

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America’s biggest e-commerce retailer will deliver 200 million packages between Dec. 19 and Dec. 31.

Amazon now has 150 delivery stations in the U.S. that employ more than 90,000 logistics associates. In addition, Amazon’s Delivery Service Partner program enables entrepreneurs to build and grow their own delivery business with access to Amazon’s delivery volume, safety training programs and support, routing technology and exclusively negotiated discounts. Currently, there are more than 800 Amazon Delivery Service partners in the e-tailer’s last-mile network, employing 75,000 drivers in the U.S.

“Amazon’s transportation network is built on a foundation of 20 years of operations and logistics experience, an unwavering commitment to safety, technological innovation, and talented teams who are obsessed with delivering for our customers,” said Dave Clark, senior VP of worldwide operations. “Thanks to these great teams we’ve delivered 3.3 billion customer packages worldwide this year, and are on track to deliver 3.5 billion packages by the end of the year. These are big milestones on behalf of our customers.”

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