The e-commerce long weekend

BLACK FRIDAY

Something called Black Friday is going on.

LAST MILE X CITY PLANNING

Same day delivery as standard. Could the Chinese e-comm delivery model work in the west? The Postal Hub Podcast ponders the possibility.

An in-depth analysis of last mile delivery in urban environments, its effect on city planning, and what the future might hold.

AMAZON

Our favorite reporting on Amazon’s choice for the location(s) of its second headquarters. Spoiler, NYC and Northern Virginia get the rose. Amazon ended the 14-month search, opting to split the new headquarters across two regions in order to reduce infrastructure strain. Each facility is expected to come in at 4 million square feet and house 25,000 employees. In the announcement, Nashville also gets thrown a bone in the form of an “Operations Center of Excellence,” creating 5,000 new jobs for the Music City.

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