Today Amazon is one of the most powerful companies in the world. It is the 4th largest company in terms of market capitalisation and the 10th largest in terms of number of employees, with almost 600,000 employees spread around the globe. The group recently overtook the American retail giant Walmart.
Present in more than 180 countries, Amazon has become a must for e-tailers. With millions of users every day, the multinational company offers a real opportunity for small retailers who could not achieve this figure in a lifetime. Amazon's FBM system offers more freedom to e-tailers, but of course brings more difficulties. Indeed, Amazon's FBM (Fulfilled by Merchant) system is a fulfillment method where the seller assumes full responsibility for storing the goods and shipping the orders.
However, other alternatives are available to bypass this online retail giant. Indeed, many companies offer similar services to Amazon, often at a lower cost and with more personalized follow-up. DocShipper, an international logistics specialist, offers a very complete service. In fact, unlike its competitors, this company uses a very reliable network of suppliers, a very sophisticated tracking system, a door-to-door delivery service and even a third-party logistics system such as Amazon.