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Jeff Bezos insists Amazon isn't trying to kill UPS

But maybe it's a little bit about negotiating lower shipping prices.

Asa Mathat
Jason Del Rey has been a business journalist for 15 years and has covered Amazon, Walmart, and the e-commerce industry for the last decade. He was a senior correspondent at Vox.

Amazon is taking more control over how a package lands on your doorstep, but the company isn't trying to destroy UPS, CEO Jeff Bezos said at the Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., on Tuesday evening.

Industry experts have reason to be suspicious. The e-commerce giant has recently starting leasing airplanes and buying up truck trailers. The goal, however, is to simply supplement the delivery capabilities of U.S. Postal Service and UPS, but do so "heavily," according to Bezos.

"We're growing our business" with the USPS and UPS, he said in an onstage interview with Walt Mossberg.

Bezos did, however, hint at another motivation: Getting better terms on delivery contracts with companies like UPS.

"Better prices on transportation would be acceptable to us," he deadpanned.

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