- Amazon told sellers on Tuesday that it will pause in June its in-house shipping service that was being beta checked in a couple of United States cities.
- Amazon launched its own shipping service in 2018 and first started screening in the Los Angeles location.
Amazon is suspending its own in-house shipping service that was being beta-tested in numerous United States cities.
In a note to sellers on Tuesday, Amazon said that the service, called Amazon Shipping, will be paused starting on June 5. It didn’t supply a clear explanation for why the suspension is occurring.
Amazon is most likely offering a two-month duration to assist sellers discover a replacement.
” At Amazon, we regularly evaluate the requirements of our services to guarantee we are structured in the best way possible to meet the progressing requirements of our clients,” the note to sellers stated. “After mindful factor to consider, we have chosen to pause our Amazon Shipping service in the United States. Our last day for pick-ups will be June 5th.”
Amazon’s representative confirmed the relocation in an email to Company Expert.
Given Amazon requires all the shipping support available, amidst the supply chain lockdowns caused by the coronavirus outbreak, it otherwise makes little sense for Amazon to all of a sudden abandon its own shipping service now, he stated.
Released in 2018, Amazon Shipping is its own internal shipping service that picks up bundles from sellers and delivers them to the end consumers.
Ed Urbaniak, a third-party seller based in Baltimore, told Company Insider that he’s been testing Amazon’s shipping service since last July.
Amazon likewise offered the service for items offered outside of Amazon, on other online marketplaces, they said.
Here’s the full note Amazon sent out to sellers on Tuesday:
At Amazon, we routinely assess the requirements of our businesses to guarantee we are structured in the best way possible to meet the progressing needs of our clients. After mindful factor to consider, we have decided to pause our Amazon Shipping service in the United States.
We will work with you over the next several weeks so there is as little disturbance to your company as possible, and motivate you to take the next numerous weeks to find alternative shipping service providers. As of June 5th, you will no longer be able to purchase Amazon Shipping labels on ship.amazon.com( http://ship.amazon.com/), Seller Central or through third-party partners; however, if you require extra time to transition to another shipping service provider, we’ll work closely with you to find a service.
The Amazon Shipping Team