October 15, 2013

"Amazon workers shipping goods from inside P&G."

"Amazon (AMZN) has ensconced its workers in seven Procter & Gamble (PG) warehouses, where they ship consumer staples such as Pampers diapers and Bounty paper towels directly to consumers."

Hmm. Seems fine to me, as an Amazon Associate, who wishes that any time you need to buy diapers or paper towels you enter through the Althouse Amazon Portal, which is a way to support this blog without paying any extra... and without worrying about where Amazon really is. It's not nefarious (is it?). It's just diapers and paper towels.

13 comments:

rhhardin said...

I get mail twice a day, once from the mailman and once from the neighbors putting mail in the right boxes.

richlb said...

Walmart might care. Could be the same kind of blowback that happened when auto manufacturers started toying with ordering directly from them and bypassing dealers.

Big Mike said...

I'm glad to see you don't mind, Professor. Otherwise I'd have to use Glenn Reynolds' link when I'm ordering P&G products lest I offend you and Meade.

madAsHell said...

They acquired Quidsi in 2010. This seems like a good idea. Diapers have volume, and I'll assume costly to ship. The Amazon customer is now paying the shipping cost.

Will Cate said...

er, seems to be something wrong with the link?

traditionalguy said...

As a Prime member, I pity all of you outsiders that still pay shipping.

The bad news is that Amazon is now adding a state sales tax....curses foiled again.

FleetUSA said...

"just in time" taken a step further.

Hope the baby waits long enough.

Carl Pham said...

If the government "defaults" on Thursday, is there any way we can arrange to have it sold to Jeff Bezos?

I don't even mind if he keeps all the sanctimonious psychopath Democrats yakking at us from the top, starting with President Zero and going down a few levels, just so long as they're moved into the PR department full time and all the levers and buttons they can push are secretly disconnected.

I bet Amazon could deliver all the Federal government does, stay under the current debt limit, and give us a 15% tax cut.

elkh1 said...

Carl Pham: Sold the govt. to Jeff?

Jeff is not stupid, he doesn't like losses. He won't take it even if we gave it to him for free, or paid him to take it off our hands.

Ann Althouse said...

Sorry about the link.

Fixed.

David said...

This is just the beginning. They are, among other things, a great logistics company. You will see a lot of this.

Matthew Sablan said...

"I get mail twice a day, once from the mailman and once from the neighbors putting mail in the right boxes."

-- Them's fighting words for Cliffy.

Anthony said...

P&G probably has a person who comes to most grocery stores and rents shelf space from those stores, so it only makes sense that Amazon is turning that model on its head.