Amazon.com Inc. is experimenting with a new delivery service intended to make more products available for free two-day delivery and relieve overcrowding in its warehouses, according to two people familiar with the plan, which will push the online retailer deeper into functions handled by longtime partners United Parcel Service Inc. and FedEx Corp.
The service began two years ago in India, and Amazon has been slowly
marketing it to U.S. merchants in preparation for a national expansion,
said the people, who asked not to be identified because the U.S. pilot
project is confidential.. . . more