Posted July 2, 2019

Amazon is Now Its Own Biggest Shipper

Amazon now carries 48 percent (and counting) of its own shipments. 

FedEx rocked the world of online shopping recently when it announced that it had made the decision not to renew its contract with The carrier would no longer deliver FedEx Express shipments in the United States. The shipper downplayed the move, pointing out that Amazon packages represented less than 1.3% of FedEx's total revenue in 2018.

As my colleague Adam Levy pointed out, "the writing's been on the wall for a while," as the company has continually expanded its logistics network in recent years and even launched a freight brokerage platform.

In the wake of these moves, it shouldn't be too much of a surprise that Amazon is now its own biggest shipper.

Amazon was delivering nearly half of its own packages by the end of May, according to Rakutan Intelligence, by way of a report in Axios. The e-commerce leader was responsible for 48% of its shipments, while the U.S. Postal Service delivered 33%, and United Parcel Service carried 17%. FedEx rounded out the list with less than 2%. 

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