Care to explain how any business sector jumps 900 % in inflation with the same labour issues when the majority of others dont? ;
Did you find the postal service in your country went to $50 to post a letter, did domestic shipping/transport/rail jump 9x over. Did manufacture jump this amount? Did you start buying flashlights for $1000 with $300 shipping because nitecore and UPS had 'less labor to work with"
Take a breath...
Postal volume has been dropping for years, a small uptick is not going to throw their business performance into disarray.
Trans-oceanic freight has been growing for years, and port capacity has been _tight_ due to a variety of reasons. So, given the huge increase in moving goods during c-19, it's not surprising at all that a business, sitting at the intersection of multiple resource-constrained inputs, will have drastic issues.
Speaking of Amazon... they saw the port issue coming years ago and negotiated with the smaller ports in the US to lock in availability & pricing. They also essentially bought their own oceangoing fleet and are registered, thus lessening the effects of c-19's supply chain issues. So, I'd say Bezo's wealth is very well earned and deserved.
Amazon is bypassing the supply chain with chartered ships and long-haul planes.
Amazon is making its own containers and bypassing supply chain chaos with chartered ships and long-haul planes
Amazon is avoiding supply chain chaos by making its own containers, chartering ships and leasing long-haul planes to get goods from China to the U.S. faster