Amazon.com Inc. is experimenting with a new delivery service intended to make more products available for free two-day delivery and relieve overcrowding in its warehouses, according to two people familiar with the plan.
The third-party logistics provider said it will invest $3.7 million to upgrade a 173,000-square-foot facility—creating additional pharmaceutical-grade storage capicity that will allow it to service a new contract.
The number of merchants using Fulfillment by Amazon increased 70 percent in 2016. The logistics service lets merchants send goods to Amazon warehouses and pay a fee for packing and shipping online orders to customers.
The Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission has granted Spirited Sales a temporary permit to sell wholesale liquor after a Marion County special judge denied the state's request for a stay on her August ruling for the company.