Amazon blocking 3rd-party sellers from using FedEx ground shipping

Amazon will no longer allow its third-party sellers to use FedEx's ground delivery to ship Prime packages, marking a change that could affect small businesses.
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Your money, and Christmas is one week from tomorrow. And a new shipping showdown between Amazon and FedEx, and the question, will it effect your packages? ABC's chief business correspondent Rebecca Jarvis with what you need to know. Reporter: Tonight, with just a week to get those gifts delivered and under the tree, the pressure's on. Amazon now blocking third-party sellers from using FedEx ground shipping for prime customers, citing falling delivery performance. FedEx says it's faced bad weather and the highest volume of holiday packages ever, but says they're still able to "Accommodate the surge." So how do you ensure your packages arrive on time? First, know the deadlines. Walmart, target and Best Buy orders must be placed by early Friday, Macy's by noon Saturday, Amazon and Nordstrom by Sunday. If you're willing to pay a lot extra, you could presumably ship something as late as the 23rd and get it in time for Christmas. That's going to cost you more though. Reporter: David, another alternative is buying online and picking up in-store, that way you beat the crowds and you get it on time. David? All right, Rebecca, thank you.

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