Amazon has long enjoyed an unbeatable price advantage over its physical rivals. When I buy a $1,000 laptop from Wal-Mart, the company is required to collect local sales tax from me, so I pay almost $1,100 at checkout.
Just-in-Time production has reshaped the logistics of manufacturing. How does same-day online delivery impact local retail businesses? How might this change urban patterns of retail stores and of areas of warehouses?