Amazon-FedEx Split Sets Battle Lines in E-Commerce Delivery Feud

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  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    Amazon-FedEx Split Sets Battle Lines in E-Commerce Delivery Feud - TT News

    FedEx Corp.’s retreat from handling packages for Amazon.com Inc. signals that the lines are being drawn in the battle over surging e-commerce shipments.

    The end of two delivery contracts with Amazon means FedEx will have to make up for the lost sales by extending a push to serve other customers such as Walmart Inc. Amazon will have to rely more on United Parcel Service Inc. and the U.S. Postal Service as it seeks to fulfill a pledge for next-day delivery to top customers — and build out its own shipping network.

    The decision “represents the continued ‘drawing of a line’ in the sand between FedEx and arrangements/partnerships that do not fit its network,” Ben Hartford, an analyst with Robert W. Baird, said in a note to clients Wednesday. “FedEx will work to optimize and protect its network, while strengthening relationships with more strategically important customers.”
     
  2. Lineandinitial

    Lineandinitial Active Member

    It's about time....

    UPS could care less about brick & mortar stores or people....
     
  3. Fred's Myth

    Fred's Myth Nonhyphenated American

    Anyone else think Peak 2019 will be a total disaster for both Amazon and UPS?

    Get your popcorn ready!