Monday, November 11, 2013

USPS and Amazon team up for deliveries on Sunday

Just in case you really need a new game controller or hard drive delivered on a Sunday, it appears that Amazon may just have you covered.

Amazon announced today that it is teaming up with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to begin offering Sunday deliveries in New York City and Los Angeles. This new delivery option will be offered to Amazon Prime members only and is set to be expanded to other cities in 2014 including Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, Phoenix and more.

This is an interesting turn of events as the USPS attempted to end Saturday deliveries earlier this year, but was later informed by the government it wasn’t as simple as just deciding to do that. Speaking with Amazon, Patrick R. Donahoe, Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer, said, “With this new service, the Postal Service is now delivering packages seven days a week in select cities. Customers can expect the same reliable and valued service that the Postal Service currently provides.” From this statement it seems as though the USPS has just accepted its fate and will find alternative ways to earn more money.

With the holiday shopping season now upon us, this seems as logical time as any to launch a new delivery option, and it’s sure to be welcomed by many Amazon customers.


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