Thanks in part to its fulfillment center binge, Amazon's (AMZN +1.6%) shipping ops have become...

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Thanks in part to its fulfillment center binge, Amazon's (AMZN +1.6%) shipping ops have become more efficient, argues Deutsche's Ross Sandler. Fewer air shipments, a greater ability to bundle multiple items per order, and last-mile delivery optimization are all helping out. Sandler estimates the use of Amazon Prime for shipping hurts profit contribution per order by 9%, but also notes Prime subs tend to order more. (Kiva Systems)