1 "The Long Tail: Why the future of business is selling less of more", Chris Anderson, 7.2006, Hyperion. Wired Magazine, Editor in Chief until 2012
2 “Grocery: The buying and selling of food in America”, Michael Ruhlman, Abrams Press, 2017
3 Estimate by “Scrapehero: “How many products does Amazon sell worldwide?” Jan 2018
4 Depending on the particular market segment
5 451 Research (2018): “Global Unified Commerce Forecast”, published on Sept 11, 2018
6 Until only a few years ago product customisation was too expensive for all but luxury products, but now, as cheaper and more flexible robotic and automation solutions become available to manufacturers, the potential to offer customisation at a reasonable cost is increasing
7 Estimate provided by a materials handling industry expert, who held a senior positions at both Dematic and SSI Schaefer
8 Amazon: Visual Capitalist September 2018; DCs built in1997 in Seattle and Delaware ; Alibaba: Reuters news 25 September 2017; UPS: “ORION backgrounder”, UPS pressroom; Daifuku/Fast Retailing: corporate partnership announcement 9 October 2018
9 Source: Bloomberg financial
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