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Logistics in the spotlight
This holiday season, Amazon will charge a temporary (but significant) premium for storage in its warehouses for the first time, hoping to incentivize sellers to properly stock in-season goods for the holiday boom.
Last year, UPS also began applying peak-pricing surcharges to retailers exceeding their projected package volume. (Of course, Uber’s surge pricing system is a more familiar, consumer-facing application of dynamic pricing.)
With tech companies now leveraging advancements in software, analytics, and automation to target the sector, it’s no surprise that corporations have steadily ramped up their own investment in supply chain and logistics startups.