Amazon is offering its shipping services to non-Amazon sellers in the UK, proposing premium shipping services. The service is called Amazon Shipping.
Businesses can use Amazon Shipping for orders made on Amazon, as well as its own website and other eCommerce channels” – announced the news Amazon Shipping Sr Business Development Manager Freddie Coleridge on LinkedIn last week.
According to the announcement, Amazon Shipping will be capable of picking up and delivering parcels 7 days a week. The service promises competitive rates, claiming that it won’t charge extra fees for residential delivery, peak fees, or weekend deliveries. Businesses don’t have to sell anything on Amazon, their orders can come from their website and other channels, however, there is a threshold limit: they should send at least 20 parcels a day.
According to the Pitney Bowes Parcel Shipping Index, the biggest parcel courier by the number of parcels is still the Royal Mail in the United Kingdom, however, Amazon Logistics is in 3rd place (with Hermes in between). Can Amazon Shipping break the power of Royal Mail?