Amazon’s quest for one-day shipping is really starting to take off. Following the recent split of FedEx and Amazon’s ground transportation contract, Amazon announced it’s now purchased a 9.9% stake in Canadian freight cargo carrier Cargojet. With the introduction of one-day delivery in both the US and Canada, Amazon has found demand from the Canadian market. The demand for faster delivery has created the need for additional air cargo carriers in the friendly Canadian skies. The investment comes as same-day delivery has quadrupled in Canada since 2015.
It’s exciting to see Amazon continuing to make key investments to maximize the relevancy of its marketplace to all Canadians,” said Jennifer Brand, Netrush’s Director of International Expansion. “Speed to consumer continues to be key, and brands who make the move to proactively manage this marketplace early have a good chance of seeing significant growth.
Just a minute here, Amazon isn’t new to Cargojet services. Considering Cargojet owns a 95% share of the domestic overnight cargo in Canada, this is a solid investment. Additionally, Cargojet had 100% delivery rates during Amazon’s 48-hour Prime Day thus nailing down their reliability factor. Furthermore, Amazon has been operating their Prime Air Cargo service through Atlas Air Worldwide and Air Transport Service Group which shows the seriousness of Amazon considering themselves as a competitor within transportation and logistics services.