Amazon Shipping opens to UK non-Amazon sellers

Taking its logistics business a step further, Amazon Shipping is enabling businesses not trading on the Amazon UK platform to ship parcels through the Amazon network. 

Senior Business Development Manager of Amazon Shipping, Freddie Coleridge posted on LinkedIn offering seven day a week pickups and saying “Businesses can use Amazon Shipping for orders made on Amazon, as well as own website and other e-commerce channels”.

The move shows that Amazon is developing its logistics business and will soon be in competition with many of the delivery companies that once delivered its parcels including Royal Mail.

From the seller’s point of view, delivery prices are competitive and deliveries are made to a high standard. The chief weakness is that sellers cannot choose a pickup time, and some have been given early afternoon slots – preventing them from overnight delivery for items purchased after the pickup time and forcing them to use other shippers to fulfil this offering.