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By David SiegelThe Associated PressThe delivery service that delivers more items than any other on the internet may have hit the wall.
Amazon said Friday it is shutting down Tapiocas Express delivery service, which launched in December.
The company said it will now focus on building out its own delivery network.
Tapiocans Express will still be available for customers to order online, but its pricing has not changed.
The company also said it would start rolling out new ways to customize delivery, including faster delivery times and the ability to add custom stickers to items.
Amazon has been trying to compete with rivals like FedEx and UPS.
It launched Tapiocoast Express in March, which delivers more merchandise than all of its competitors combined.
The service will also continue to provide free shipping to customers who order through Amazon’s own Amazon Web Services marketplace.
Customers who ordered through the marketplace will still get free shipping, but customers will pay a small percentage for the package, the company said.
Tenday said the Tapiocheas Express service is part of Amazon’s effort to bring in more revenue and expand its online presence.
The delivery company is also rolling out a new delivery service called Vistapert Express, which it said will enable it to serve customers in cities like San Francisco and Seattle, and in more remote areas of Mexico.
The Amazon Echo speaker, which is the company’s entry-level device, will also be available to customers as an Amazon-branded product.