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Technology Amazon is letting sellers use FedEx Ground again

23:55  14 january  2020
23:55  14 january  2020 Source:   cnet.com

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Amazon says sellers can once again use FedEx Ground and Home to ship Prime orders. The e-commerce giant sent an email to sellers stating that starting Tuesday at 2 p.m. PT, FedEx Ground and Home would become available for seller fulfilled Prime orders.

As of September, Amazon (AMZN) no longer uses FedEx for its own deliveries but it had allowed third-party sellers to use it. In August, FedEx announced it would let its ground ship contract with Amazon expire at the end of the month. FedEx has denied that parting ways with Amazon is bad for

Amazon will once again allow third-party sellers to use FedEx Ground and Home delivery services for Prime orders, the company said Tuesday. It temporarily blocked sellers from doing so last month, reportedly due to a "decline in performance."

a van parked on the side of a road: Amazon says sellers can once again use FedEx Ground and Home to ship Prime orders. Getty Images© Provided by CNET Amazon says sellers can once again use FedEx Ground and Home to ship Prime orders. Getty Images

The e-commerce giant sent an email to sellers stating that starting Tuesday at 2 p.m. PT, FedEx Ground and Home would become available for seller fulfilled Prime orders. An Amazon representative confirmed the details. CNBC earlier reported the news.

Amazon said last month that it had blocked sellers from using FedEx Ground and Home for Prime shipments to ensure customers got their packages in time for Christmas. Those delivery options were still available for standard shipments, and sellers were still allowed to use FedEx Express for Prime orders. The company reportedly said it would reinstate Ground and Home options for Prime orders when "the delivery performance of these ship methods improves." Amazon now says these delivery options are consistently meeting the company's on-time delivery requirements.

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Amazon reinstates FedEx Ground as a shipping option for Prime sellers .
Amazon is once again allowing third-party sellers to use FedEx Ground for Prime deliveries. Last month, it said it would no longer permit such that delivery method via the courier, citing poor performance. Amazon said FedEx Ground is now consistently meeting its on-time delivery requirements, so it's lifting the ban. Sellers can use that option once again starting today, an Amazon spokesperson confirmed to Engadget. The loss of FedEx groundThe loss of FedEx ground shipping put many third-party Amazon sellers in a bind over the busy holiday period. CNBC reported some merchants had to resort to other methods, sometimes at a higher cost, for Prime orders.

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