December 2019

Amazon Issues Temporary Ban on FedEx's Ground Service

The move applies to third-party sellers and Prime members on the platform. It is over the company's belief that FedEx will be too slow to deliver items during the holidays. This decision limits the options for certain small businesses on some of the highest demand shipping days in history, and may compromise their ability to meet customer demands and manage their businesses, FedEx Corp., via statement. The temporary ban adds to the continuing feud between the two businesses. In 2019, the mail carrier cut ties for ground and air deliveries through Amazon. Up until now, third-party sellers on the website were exempt. Amazon had been distancing itself from FedEx in recent years and making more deliveries on their own.