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Amazon's Plans May Hurt UPS, FedEX

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Online retailing behemoth Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) is reportedly testing its own delivery service. The news had a negative effect on the shares of Amazon's long-time delivery partners United Parcel Service Inc. and FedEx Corp.

According a report in Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the plan, Amazon is experimenting with a new delivery service intended to make more products available for free two-day delivery.

Amazon is calling the project Seller Flex and plans to began on a trial basis this year in West Coast states with a broader rollout planned in 2018. Amazon had started its own delivery service two years ago in India.

Amazon will also oversee pickup of packages from warehouses of third-party merchants selling goods on its website and their delivery to customers.

by RTT Staff Writer

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