Will one-day shipping ruin e-commerce as we know it? (The Daily Charge, 11/21/2019)
One day shipping is the new craze in e commerce.
And now everyone not named Amazon has to figure out a way to catch up.
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Welcome to the daily charges Thursday, November 21.
I'm Ben Fox Ruben.
I'm Ian Zector.
And let's get today's headlines.
Amazon made big waves and online retail earlier this year by announcing plans to move its two day prime shipping in the US to just one day.
Walmart quickly followed suit.
Now all the other retailers are trying all sorts of strategies to stand out this holiday season, even if they can't offer such fast shipping times.
So [UNKNOWN] how quickly are you to shop or how likely are you to shop on these other sites even if they don't offer a one-day shipping?
The answer is depends on my planning, right?
Like I try [UNKNOWN] shopping is done early enough because I know what [UNKNOWN] last minute.
One-day shipping sometimes, let's say it might be one day and then obviously, When is a giant rush?
There's lots of packages downstairs can be a real mess.
So how likely might you use it?
Only if I **** up.
That is an extremely good point, by the way.
So people should remember during the holidays, the longer and longer you wait, the more likely those types of snap foods are gonna happen.
So it'll be very interesting to see with one day shipping If that ends up being a guarantee or if it just kind of spreads out into being two day shipping, three day shipping, what have you.
Yeah, I mean, when it comes to one day shipping, I will say I'm a little spoiled with Amazon.
I do enjoy that when it's like, this will show up on the same day.
That's really kind of nice.
Like, Do I go outside or do I have somebody bring it over, when it's cold out and like this is a great idea.
But then have to break down the cardboard boxes.
So there's a lot of things I got to think about.
Do you think okay so broadly speaking with ecommerce if you're on another website like how badly do you think that this could harm other sites and and you know, Amazon and Walmart are already two of the biggest players and people are going to be really interested in shopping on the holiday and they want to do it quickly, seamlessly As effortlessly as possible so is your expectation that people are really going to move over even more soda Amazon and WalMart because of this,>> I think they will go to these giant stores because they are reliable, you know about their history, you know that they are able to do this kind of shipping at the right time, especially when you need something right now.
I think that's gonna harm Other companies because they might have the same reputation ,because I never heard this company and they claim they'll have in one or two days.
You don't really know that, at least with Amazon.
You do know that they've done this in the past.
I think it's very difficult.
I know that people shop on Amazon even though the price is higher, but they know they're going to get it as soon as possible because Amazon does some crazy stuff as you've reported on when it comes to delivery fulfillment centers.
They have the ability to get stuff from A to B in such a quick way it is daunting, I would imagine for third parties.
One of the aspects of this that I wrote about my story today is is that exclusives are the big play.
So everybody that's not named Amazon or Walmart, we're gonna have exclusives so you have to come to us to get this kind of thing, whether it's sports gear or sand, art or I don't know personalized monogrammed shirts.
I'm going to get monogrammed sand art.
Monogrammed sand art, that kind of makes sense like you would wait a couple more days for something if
No one day,
There was no other way to get it
One day only for sand art.
That's fair enough.
Anyway, next up, Google banned deep fakes and demonstrably false.
False political ads that follows Twitter's move to ban many political ads and Facebook's controversial move.
To not censor just about any of these ads.
I as what's your take on this we're getting into the 20 20th The election season.
All of these tech players are really moving in all these different directions to say, Hey, we really want to make sure that we don't **** up the same way.
Yeah, these giant sites have a huge responsibility.
Well, I mean, this is kind of a weird thing.
Like should they have the responsive responsibility, but they do.
If you go to Google and you search for something, you don't want a result to be obviously fake or something that's targeted the wrong way.
It's kind of weird to make these companies the, I don't know, they're gonna be the honest people, they have to be.
->> What about the gatekeepers?
But they are the gatekeepers, so you kind of have to treat them that way and it's interesting to see how they all.
Play this in different ways.
It is important to mention by the way that even though Facebook has been getting clobbered over this whole issue, they very expressly say that they prohibit already voter suppression.
So if you tell somebody The election is the wrong day in a Facebook ad, that would be taken down.
Which like, that just makes sense.
I mean, like they don't wanna sensor certain political stuff but, okay, we're gonna draw the line on that one.
But like you're saying, these companies are the gatekeepers.
Like when you go online, if you go search for Through Google, you go to Facebook, you go to Twitter.
These are the major sources of information to people and if they don't explain, hey, by the way, that's guys full of junk or this, we don't show you this and then you also have the issue of Are they doing the right job?
Are they doing this properly and when things slip through, they get in more trouble than this.
It's a it's a very murky situation.
But it is important that these companies are trying to make sure that they aren't responsible for just misinformation, that is a huge issue in general.
It's so easy to spread information that's not true And if Google can do anything about it, they should.
Okay, so this is the end of our week and so let's try and end with something a little bit later, right-
So, I guess so.
So why don't you put the baby yoda thing, I haven't been watching and then the [UNKNOWN]
That's a politician that's been barned from Google [LAUGH] So baby Yoda Okay, so technically it's not Yoda.
It's a species of Yoda or whatever Yoda is.
There's more than one Yoda.
Well yes, that's very true because it's not just being that it came into existence.
It was like birthed from rocks or something.
We're not going to get in the middle Koreans in that kind of stuff, sir.
Baby Yoda is a character on the Mandalorian, which is a show on Disney plus, that is coming out weekly.
I believe there's a new episode.
It's chapter three.
They called chapters, one of the Disney plus.
So Disney's already said that the spoiler periods over so we can talk about this character that shows up in the episode.
It's a mini.
Whatever the hell it is, but everyone's just calling a baby Yoda.
It's really cute.
Super cute like Gizmo from the Gremlins.
And it's got big eyes and it's got four powers,
Little ears, big force, pure force, force powers
And force powers, big ears and he's very, very cute or she.
I am a fan.
Thank you very much for telling me about this thing even though I have no context otherwise.
Anyway, for the daily charge.
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