Amazon lifts ban on FedEx for third-party marketplace sellers

Enlarge / FedEx and Amazon, friends once more. (credit: Christopher Lee | Bloomberg | Getty Images)

Internet giant Amazon is doing an about-face on its earlier ban and will now let third-party vendors using its marketplace ship items using FedEx.

The company lifted its ban as of 5pm eastern time yesterday, reports Bloomberg, which obtained a copy of the email Amazon sent to sellers.

Amazon in December abruptly prohibited third-party vendors on its website from using FedEx ground delivery services. In a communication to third-party merchants sent at the time, Amazon said the ban on FedEx Ground and Home services would persist “until the delivery performance of these ship methods improves.”

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