Amazon Set to Launch Delivery Service to Compete With FedEx and UPS [Report]

Amazon Set to Launch Delivery Service to Compete With FedEx and UPS [Report]

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Amazon is preparing to launch a delivery service that will directly compete with FedEx and UPS, reports the WSJ.

Dubbed “Shipping with Amazon,” or SWA, the new service will entail the tech giant picking up packages from businesses and shipping them to consumers, according to people familiar with the matter.

The new service is expected to launch in Los Angeles in the coming weeks with third-party merchants that sell on Amazon.com. The company then plans to expand to more cities later in the year. Eventually, its envisioned that the service will be open to other businesses as well. Amazon plans to undercut FedEx and UPS on pricing but the exact rate structure is unclear.

Over the past few years, Amazon has expanded into ocean freight, leased up to 40 aircraft and established an air cargo hub, and built a network of drivers which can now deliver inside homes.

Amazon already delivers some of its own orders in at least 37 cities and with the new 'Shipping with Amazon' option the company plans to send drivers to pick up shipments and deliver the packages when it can.

“We’re always innovating and experimenting on behalf of customers and the businesses that sell and grow on Amazon to create faster lower-cost delivery choices,” a spokeswoman said in a statement.

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Amazon Set to Launch Delivery Service to Compete With FedEx and UPS [Report]
kmbsir - February 12, 2018 at 1:16pm
Ocanefun - February 10, 2018 at 4:31pm
Awesome!
D4xM4Nx - February 10, 2018 at 8:52am
Good luck to Amazon! They're gonna take on such giants... specially UPS - premium service btw. Having more competitors is great for us the customers. Bring it!
Me - February 10, 2018 at 2:53am
Eventually Amazon is going to put everyone out of business
ApplePower - February 9, 2018 at 9:13pm
Amazon is going to Win ????????
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