The coronavirus has battered and beleaguered numerous industries over the last month, leaving few survivors in its wake. Despite the carnage, one organization is uniquely poised to stand up and fight back. Even those that loath big business must respect the reality that it takes a titan to fight a threat as prevalent as COVID-19. That titan is Amazon.
Amidst growing unemployment claims, Amazon is one of the few organizations able to expand its workforce and increase pay. CEO Jeff Bezos even released an employee letter highlighting the critical role Amazon is playing (and will play) in shaping the national response to the pandemic.
Amazon’s position to support the battle didn’t come about by chance. Instead, it was the result of years of infrastructure and service rollouts that catered to the convenience needs of its customers – a convenience that has now become a necessity.
So here is a look at five reasons why Amazon is primed to deliver critical supplies (and record profits) in uncertain times…