Amazon drives deeper into package delivery

Online giant says it has to build out its own services to handle the surging number of online orders that UPS, FedEx and Postal Service can’t. Amazon.com, unveils a program for entrepreneurs to sign on to use Amazon Prime-branded vans and get support from the company as they form businesses to deliver Amazon packages. Photo: Ted S. Warren/Associated Press
Amazon is pushing further onto the turf of its shipping partners United Parcel ServiceInc. and FedExCorp. , enabling small businesses to carry its overflowing supply of packages in the all- important last-delivery leg to the consumer’s door. Read more…