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Amazon's delivery self-help may have AWS effect

Amazon's delivery self-help may have AWS effect

With the new project, which is called Seller Flex, Amazon will seemingly take over functions that are handled by their longtime partners UPS and FedEx, according to two sources familiar with the project who spoke under the condition of anonymity to Bloomberg.

The goal of the program Amazon is reportedly experimenting with, which Bloomberg reports began in India two years ago and is being tested in western USA states, is to expand the breadth of items available under Amazon Prime. The service began two years ago in India, and is now being tested in West Coast states, with a broader rollout planned in 2018, the report said.

In other words, Big Brown can continue to do just fine even if Amazon starts to deliver more of its own packages. It would go along with programs like Seller Fulfilled Prime and Fulfillment by Amazon, which lets third-party sellers send their goods to Amazon warehouses and get them under the Prime rapid delivery umbrella.

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They went to get her pickup truck from a parking lot across the street from the venue when a man approached them, asking for help. "We started grabbing people and loading them in the truck", Winston said , telling the newspaper he was aided by a friend.

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FedEx shares FDX, -0.26% slipped 0.3%, after being down as much as 1.6% earlier, and were also on course for a third-straight loss from Monday's record high.

When contacted by Reuters, Amazon said it was using the same carrier partners to offer the program that it has used for years, including UPS, USPS and FedEx.

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There are three main advantages for Amazon making this change beyond the potential for more delivery income via merchants.

Bloomberg Intelligence's Charles Allen added that Amazon has lower "drop density", or having many delivery points close together, than FedEx and UPS, which could be a disadvantage.

Amazon accounts for 5 percent to 10 percent of UPS revenue, according to analyst estimates, while FedEx has said the e-commerce giant accounts for less than 3 percent of its sales. It built a network of "sortation centers" around the country, where packages are sorted by zip code and trucked to post offices, with the U.S. Postal Service handling the final mile of delivery since it already has workers bringing mail to every home in the country. First of all, Amazon's third-party sellers have become furious at the site over implementing unilateral policies, and this appears to be yet another intrusion from their perspective.

WWE 2K18 won't be plagued by paid micro-transactions
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