UPS said it will not use Amazon’s shipping label to sell its own goods, citing an agreement with Amazon that has been in place since 2013.
The move comes as Amazon seeks to expand its reach beyond retail.
Amazon said in a statement that it has agreed to use UPS’s standard label.
“We look forward to partnering with UPS to offer products and services from our warehouses to our customers,” the company said.
The decision comes after Amazon began using its own label in shipping to Amazon Prime customers.
It also comes at a time when other major retailers are expanding their own labels to avoid Amazon’s control.
UPS said it has not yet received Amazon’s response to the deal, which was first reported by The Washington Times.
“Our commitment to Amazon’s customers is a longstanding one and we look forward for the opportunity to continue to support the company’s business model,” said UPS Chief Executive Jim Lefebvre.
In its letter to Amazon dated Thursday, UPS said the agreement, which Amazon has agreed not to use to sell UPS products, has been with the company since 2013 and covers goods shipped from the UPS store in San Diego.
UPS said that if Amazon were to attempt to change that agreement, it would be challenging to do so.
Amazon’s terms for the deal have not been disclosed.
Amazon, whose retail business is based in Seattle, is looking to sell products at wholesale prices on its website.
The deal with UPS comes as more than 200,000 U.S. workers have been laid off, the most since the Great Recession, and hundreds of thousands of jobs have been lost.