Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Amazon’s Pitch to Woo Shippers: Fewer Fees Than FedEx, UPS

The Wall Street Journal Inc., which is rolling out its own delivery network, is trying to poach shippers from FedEx Corp. and United Parcel Service Inc. by targeting a common complaint: fuel surcharges and extra fees that drive up the cost of home deliveries.

Amazon recently expanded its nascent home-delivery service, called Amazon Shipping, beyond test markets in London and Los Angeles. The online retailer is offering to pick up shipments from merchants’ warehouses and deliver them directly to shoppers, The Wall Street Journal has previously reported. The end-to-end service is part of Amazon’s quest to built up its own delivery network and handle more of the millions of items sold through its site. . . . more