Amazon makes a move to disintermediate FedEx, UPS, and others from its third-party products supply chain. The rules of engagement are entirely in Amazon’s hands, at this point. It is not clear yet that this makes selling via Amazon any easier.
Amazon will oversee pickup of packages from warehouses of third-party merchants selling goods on Amazon.com and their delivery to customers’ homes, the people said — work that is now often handled by UPS and FedEx. Amazon could still use these couriers for delivery, but the company will decide how a package is sent instead of leaving it up to the seller.