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Amazon Gets the USPS to Work on Sunday

Not only is the post office not NOT delivering on Saturday’s but Amazon has gotten them to start delivering on SUNDAYS!

Only for Amazon Prime customers.

” … starting in the Los Angeles and New York metropolitan areas. Amazon Prime members, who receive unlimited, free two-day shipping on millions of items, can now receive their packages on Sunday in these areas. Amazon and the U.S. Postal Service plan to roll out this service to a large portion of the U.S. population in 2014 including Dallas, Houston, New Orleans and Phoenix, to name a few.

“If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can order a backpack for your child on Friday and be packing it for them Sunday night,” saidDave Clark, Amazon’s vice president of worldwide operations and customer service. “We’re excited that now every day is anAmazondelivery day and we know our Prime members, who voraciously shop on Amazon, will love the additional convenience they will experience as part of this new service.”

You can sign up for a free trial here – other benefits include FREE Two-Day Shipping for eligible purchases, free access to Amazon Instant Video, and the ability to borrow books from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library for $79 a year.

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15 November 2013 Advertising One Comment

One Comment

  • danrio says:

    And now for the the rest of the story:

    USPS, in spite of fairly regular first class postage increases, insists that it is losing money on First Class while actually turning over a profit on package deliveries. Thus, while they’d love to cut regular mail deliveries down to 5 days (and may have already done do in some locales), additional volume on packages is welcome and will operate with logistics significantly different from door to door mail delivery. The initial rollout will be in Los Angeles and New York City this year, but just in time for Christmas. It will be interesting to see what next year brings and whether or not(given that there are many other, although smaller, online businesses), UPS and FedEx will get a piece of the larger pie. Veddy intedestng !

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