Amazon.com Inc. has begun the process of assembling a high-level executive team to lead the company’s push to develop its own transportation network, according to a person familiar with its strategy and planned execution.
The person, who asked to remain anonymous, said Seattle-based Amazon will announce plans to launch its shipping infrastructure sometime in 2016, though no firm time period has been discussed. Amazon has retained one of the world’s leading recruitment firms to identify senior executives within the small-package industry, the person said.
The individual declined to disclose the name of the firm, saying it does not want its identity revealed at this time.The individual was told that Amazon will do “whatever it takes to serve every community” in the United States. The online retailer and fulfillment provider’s objective is to guarantee delivery within a 90-minute to two-hour window, the individual was told by top executives at the recruiting firm.