FedEx is taking another step to break away from Amazon. The US-based shipper will stop ground deliveries for the online retail giant. This comes after it ended for Amazon in the US back in June.
FedEx will not renew its ground deliveries contract with Amazon at the end of August, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. The company will still provide international deliveries for the online retailer.
"This change is consistent with our strategy to focus on the broader e-commerce market," FedEx said in a statement.
In recent years, Amazon has begun bolstering its own delivery options to get products quicker to customers. It introducedin April and offers more than with that shipping option.
"We are constantly innovating to improve the carrier experience and sometimes that means reevaluating our carrier relationships," Amazon said in a statement Wednesday. "FedEx has been a great partner over the years and we appreciate all their work delivering packages to our customers."
So far, Amazon purchased more thanin July, in December and has built a costing more than $1 billion.
Originally published on Aug. 7 at 6:33 a.m. PT.
Update, 7:25 a.m. PT: Adds background details. 10:47 a.m. PT: Adds Amazon comment.