Oklahomans play key roles in Amazon growthPublished: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 By: David Dishman Source: NewsOK
While reading the newspaper on her phone earlier this year, Erica Stone learned that Amazon sought to hire local entrepreneurs to run logistics businesses.
She was interested, and Amazon delivered.
Stone and her family now own Straightaway Delivery, a company built to work alongside Amazon as the retail giant expands its presence in the Oklahoma City metro area, opening a delivery center in northeast Oklahoma City and breaking ground on a massive fulfillment center near the Will Rogers Airport, set to be completed in 2019.
The growth is designed to push faster and more efficient delivery. Same-day delivery will be available within a 40-mile radius from the delivery center as early as January, and some products are already being shipped on a next-day basis. To achieve this, Amazon is using new partnerships with Straightaway Delivery and another partnership with Crimson Transport as anchor legs in the delivery sprint.