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Amazon set to launch its own delivery service: report

AFP  |  New York 

is preparing a limited launch of a delivery service that would compete directly with services like and UPS, a report said today.

Citing unnamed sources, newspaper said the and expects to begin a delivery service in in coming weeks with third- party merchants that sell goods on its website.

The service is likely to expand to other cities as well, sources told the newspaper.

Over time, the service could be expanded to other businesses, putting in direct competition with delivery companies, according to the report.

While delivers some of its own orders in parts of the and relies on its complex logistics network, it uses third-party firms for many deliveries.

The "Shipping with Amazon" service has already been tested in London, according to

Contacted by AFP, Amazon did not directly comment on the report but said, "We're always innovating and experimenting on behalf of customers and the businesses that sell and grow on Amazon to create faster lower-cost delivery choices.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 22:00 IST