FedEx Gears Up for All-Out War With Amazon

The pandemic turbo-charged e-commerce — now the two giants are battling over the future of shipping

David H. Freedman
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A FedEx shipping box rotates against a backdrop of toilet paper, gift boxes, and hand sanitizer
Illustration: Shira Inbar

In August 2019, FedEx made an announcement that puzzled anyone who hadn’t been keeping a close eye on the tick-tock of the shipping industry: The company would no longer deliver packages for Amazon.

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David H. Freedman
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David is a Boston-based science writer. The most recent of his five books is WRONG, about the problems with medical research and other expertise.