Report: Amazon to Start Shipping Service to Compete With UPS and FedEx — First Market to Get the Service Is L.A.

Feb 9, 2018  •  Post A Comment

“Amazon is gearing up to compete directly with UPS and FedEx, according to a new Wall Street Journal report. The so-called ‘Shipping with Amazon’ program will be an end-to-end shipping solution, with pickups from businesses and shipments made to consumers, per the report,” TechCrunch reports.

“Amazon is said to be readying the service for its first launch in LA in the ‘coming weeks,’ starting, not surprisingly, with companies that sell stuff via its website,” the report notes. “After its initial launch in LA, Amazon will look to expand it out to other cities, possibly as soon as later this year, the WSJ says.”

TechCrunch adds: “Of course it makes sense that Amazon would extend its service to third-party merchants working on its ecommerce platform, but the report goes further, saying Amazon would eventually like to offer shipping services to basically any other business, too — with the goal of undercutting both UPS and FedEx on rates.”

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  1. If this service is like what they currently have for package delivery–I’ll never use Amazon as a shipper. Live in a condo association with 98 units. Just in the last week–2 packages were delivered to one unit and neither package was for them. The addresses were complete with street and unit number but the delivery service saw fit to just drop them where they wanted.

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