Amazon, the online retail giant, is branching out and is launching its own shipping business, putting it in direct competition with the likes of FedEx and UPS.
The Wall Street Journal reported that Shipping with Amazon (SWA) will pick up the packages from the businesses and ship the items to the consumers.
In the coming weeks, the group is anticipated to roll out the new delivery service in Los Angeles with the hopes of extending the service to more cities within this year. The said move follows a pilot in Los Angeles more than a year ago. The Californian city is said to become the home of the new headquarters of Amazon.
The shipping service of the group has also previously been tested in London.
At the end of the previous year, Donald Trump, the President of the United States of America, criticised Amazon because of the delivery strategy of the company when he called on the “US Post Office” to increase its prices.
On Twitter, the President of the United States posted: “Why is the United States Post Office, which is losing many billions of dollars a year, while charging Amazon and others so little to deliver their packages, making Amazon richer and the Post Office dumber and poorer? Should be charging MUCH MORE!”
Earlier in February, Amazon was named as the most valuable brand in the world, beating Apple and Google to the top spot.