Amazon used its sprawling fulfillment capabilities as a catalyst for growth in 2023, inching it closer to direct competition with established logistics companies.
The e-commerce giant continued to build out a comprehensive mix of supply chain services for its sellers this year, ranging from bulk product distribution to parcel shipping for orders on non-Amazon sales channels. It also fine-tuned its fulfillment network to reduce excess operating costs while accelerating delivery speeds.
But regulatory pressures could eventually slow Amazon's momentum. The Federal Trade Commission sued the company in September, with its complaint pointing to Amazon's fulfillment services as an example of anticompetitive practices.
As Amazon continues to expand its logistics services, here is a look back at the company's top supply chain-related developments in 2023.