Amazon has relaunched its ground shipping services for sellers after pausing operations in 2020. The offering, Amazon Shipping, allows sellers to deliver orders made through Amazon and other ecommerce sites in two to five business days.
Amazon Shipping will provide delivery service within the U.S. for packages weighing up to 50 pounds. It will tap into the U.S. Postal Service “to fully cover all delivery destinations,” according to the website, and will position Amazon as a direct competitor to FedEx and UPS.
Amazon spokesperson Olivia Connors shared in a statement that while Amazon Shipping was initially offered to a small sample of partners, the company is now focused on extending it to more sellers. “We’re always working to develop new, innovative ways to support Amazon’s selling partners, and Amazon Shipping is another option for shipping packages to customers quickly and cost-effectively,” she said.
This solution differs slightly from Fulfillment by Amazon, which requires merchants to use its storage and delivery services.