Amazon tries out taxi deliveries in California cities


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  • Thursday, 06 Nov 2014

ALTERNATIVE DELIVERY METHOD: Amazon is experimenting with delivering orders via taxi in order to be more efficient

SAN FRANCISCO:  Amazon.com Inc is testing deliveries via taxis in San Francisco and Los Angeles, according to the Wall Street Journal, as the Internet retailer explores alternative modes of delivery to speed up shipments while restraining cost.

Amazon is using the taxi-hailing mobile app, Flywheel, to ship parcels via licensed cabs, studying the feasibility of using taxi fleets more broadly as a delivery avenue, the Journal cited people familiar with the matter as saying.

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