Amazon experiments with delivery model

John G Smith

SEATTLE, WA – Amazon is experimenting with a free two-day delivery model that would see it taking over some roles currently handled by United Parcel Service and FedEx, Bloomberg is reporting.

Sources tell the news agency that the service – referred to by one source as Seller Flex — emerged two years ago in India, and is preparing for a national expansion in the U.S. Unnamed sources quoted by the news agency said a trial was launched in western states this year, with plans for the broader rollout in 2018.

See https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-05/amazon-is-said-to-test-own-delivery-service-to-rival-fedex-ups for details.

 

John G Smith

John G. Smith is the editorial director of Newcom Media's trucking and supply chain publications -- including Today's Trucking, trucknews.com, TruckTech, Transport Routier, Inside Logistics, Solid Waste & Recycling, and Road Today. The award-winning journalist has covered the trucking industry since 1995.

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