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Amazon is obstructing sellers from utilizing FedEx Ground to deliver Prime orders. 


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Amazon is limiting third-party sellers from utilizing FedEx Ground and Home shipment services for Prime orders, the business stated Monday. The e-commerce giant supposedly decided based upon a “decline in performance” entering into completion of the vacation shopping season, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Sellers will be obstructed from utilizing FedEx Ground and Home shipping beginning today, “until the delivery performance of these ship methods improves,” according to an e-mail sent out to sellers and seen by The Journal. 

Earlier this year, FedEx ended its agreement with Amazon for Express shipping prior to likewise stopping ground shipments for the online retail giant. Third-celebration sellers — who, according to The Journal, are accountable for over half of items offered on Amazon — were still able to utilize FedEx. 

“While this decision affects a very small number of shippers, it limits the options for those small businesses on some of the highest demand shipping days in history, and may compromise their ability to meet customer demands and manage their businesses,” a FedEx agent stated in a declaration.

Amazon decreased to comment, however stated it wishes to guarantee clients get their plans in time for Christmas. The business included that while it prepares to momentarily obstruct sellers from shipping Prime orders with FedEx Ground and Home, those choices will still be offered for basic deliveries. Sellers can likewise still utilize FedEx Express for Prime deliveries, Amazon stated. 

The news comes as Amazon develops its own shipment network in an effort to accelerate shipments. In April, the business stated it was investing $800 million that quarter to reinforce its shipping facilities, and in June broadened its air fleet. CEO Jeff Bezos participated in a revolutionary event in May for the online merchant’s brand-new $1.5 billion air transport center in Kentucky.


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First published Dec. 16.
Update, Dec. 17: Adds more background details.

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