Amazon to suspend delivery service competing with UPS, FedEx

Amazon to suspend delivery service competing with UPS, FedEx

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FILE PHOTO: Signage is seen at an Amazon facility in Bethpage on Long Island in New York. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

REUTERS: Amazon.com Inc has put on hold a new delivery service that competes with UPS and FedEx, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday (Apr 7), citing people familiar with the matter.

Amazon is suspending the service because it needs people and capacity to handle a surge in its own customers' orders, the Journal reported, citing sources.

The company said in March it would hire 100,000 warehouse and delivery workers in the United States to deal with a surge in online orders.

Amazon told shippers the service, known as Amazon Shipping, will be paused starting in June, the report added.

The service was rolled out to deliver non-Amazon and Amazon marketplace packages.

UPS and FedEx shares rose two per cent in extended trading on the news.

Source: Reuters

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