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Amazon is delivering half its own packages as it becomes a serious rival to FedEx and UPS

The Verge Friday, 13 December 2019
Amazon is delivering half its own packages as it becomes a serious rival to FedEx and UPSPhoto by Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Amazon has been steadily growing its logistics operation over the last decade, and it now delivers more than half of all Amazon packages in the US, according to an estimate from Morgan Stanley published on Thursday and reported by CNBC. That’s a staggering increase over the course of the last few years. It means Amazon, which now operates its own freighters and cargo planes, is accelerating its push to own the entire logistics chain and end its relationship with companies like FedEx and UPS.

At the current rate, Amazon is set to pass both FedEx and UPS in US package volume, with the company currently delivering 2.5 billion packages per year compared to FedEx’s 3 billion and UPS’s 4.7 billion, Morgan Stanley says. Amazon’s number doubled...
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