The holidays are over, and Amazon has lifted its shipping ban on FedEx.
CNBC reported that e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) would no longer block its third-party sellers from using FedEx Ground (NYSE: FDX). Amazon had restricted the use of FedEx Ground for Prime shipments beginning in mid-December — just before the holiday rush.
The company notified its sellers in an email Tuesday that the ban was being removed. An Amazon representative provided the Memphis Business Journal, a sister publication of the Washington Business Journal, with the text of that email:
Amazon reportedly enacted the temporary ban in December because the company felt there had been a dip in delivery performance by FedEx. That has apparently now been rectified.
When asked about Tuesday’s turn of events, a spokesperson for Memphis-based FedEx Corp. provided the following statement:
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