Over the last several years, Amazon.com Inc. has been building up its fulfillment and delivery infrastructure at a rapid pace, opening new fulfillment centers and increasingly relying on its own drivers for last-mile delivery of Amazon orders. That’s led many retailers and analysts to speculate that Amazon was positioning itself to act as a full-fledged delivery carrier that would compete with the three major carriers—FedEx Corp., UPS Inc. and the U.S. Postal Service. The Wall Street Journal in February reported that Amazon plans to do just that. The world’s largest online retailer is reportedly set to launch “Shipping with Amazon,” a service that would deliver online orders for Amazon marketplace sellers and eventually other online retailers. Industry experts discuss what an Amazon delivery service…
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