It makes perfect sense for Amazon to set up physical stores, or join existing Barnes and Noble stores in college campus, due to its shipping convenience and popularity in colleges. This would eliminate the need for those colleges to set up distribution centers in their campus, which is an completely unnecessary infrastructure cost to them.
Some people even suggested Amazon to buy out Postal Services. This is another interesting idea but does not actually solve the package problems to those colleges, because they simply do not have the space and labor to handle those increasing packages.
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