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Amazon starts delivering packages on Sundays in new US Postal Service deal


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Initial post: Nov 10, 2013, 11:07:43 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 10, 2013, 11:08:20 PM PST
http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/11/5090010/amazon-starts-making-sunday-deliveries-with-usps

Amazon has announced a partnership with the US Postal Service that will see the retailer deliver packages on Sundays from now on. The program is rolling out first to customers in the New York and Los Angeles metropolitan areas, but the company plans to extend it to cities including Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, and Phoenix in 2014.

FIRST MAJOR PUSH INTO SUNDAY DELIVERIES FOR USPS

"As online shopping continues to increase, the Postal Service is very happy to offer shippers like Amazon the option of having packages delivered on Sunday," said USPS CEO Patrick R. Donahue in a press release; it's unclear whether the service will make similar arrangements with other clients. The Wall Street Journal reports that the deal sees Amazon making use of a "little-known offering available to any shipper," but that this is the first major push into Sunday deliveries for the USPS.

Amazon has been getting more aggressive in its shipping strategy, reportedly spending nearly $14 billion in a three-year warehouse expansion and raising its free delivery threshold from $25 to $35. The Sunday deliveries program could take weekend business away from brick-and-mortar retailers, which hold an advantage on weekends since customers ordering on Fridays typically have to wait until Monday.

Update: Although Amazon's press release led us to believe that Sunday deliveries would only be available to Prime subscribers, a company representative has let us know that this is in fact not the case - all customers will be able to take advantage. We've updated this story to clarify.

Posted on Nov 10, 2013, 11:13:36 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 10, 2013, 11:13:45 PM PST
Modern Bear says:
If they charge extra for this service I hope it's at least no extra charge for Prime members. I have been considering getting rid of Prime next year when mine is due to expire because I used up my student discount time and now it's $79 a year, a bit pricey. This would give it a little more value.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 10, 2013, 11:35:56 PM PST
C.W. says:
I believe it's already been confirmed that there is no extra charge for prime members.

Posted on Nov 10, 2013, 11:43:19 PM PST
Wasn't USPS talking about how they were going to stop delivering mail on even Saturday recently? All of a sudden they're in so much better shape that they're doing Sunday deliveries now?

Posted on Nov 10, 2013, 11:51:18 PM PST
Emmanuel says:
That's nice

Posted on Nov 10, 2013, 11:53:24 PM PST
I work in a warehouse for the USPS, so this has no real effect on me, but its interesting to see the USPS start delivering on Sundays. We do get quite a lot of Amazon packages coming through our building, probably people go for the free shipping if they arent a prime member, prime is almost always UPS, FedEx, or god knows why OnTrac.

I too thought they were going to stop Saturday delivery but I've heard no word on whats going on with that, I do remember a Union member going around asking for signatures to keep Saturday delivery, but that was a while ago.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2013, 12:05:07 AM PST
Hans Gruber says:
Ontrac is great. Their two day shipping is actually next day shipping in most cases for me. And they deliver to me at 11am.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2013, 12:07:28 AM PST
Modern Bear says:
The USPS actually makes money on package delivery. It's the regular mail that is wasteful for them. Their plan was to cut mail delivery for Saturday but continue with package delivery. That never went through though because it seems Congress is determined to see the Post Office lose billions of dollars a year. In fact the major cause of their financial woes is due to a Congress forcing the USPS to over fund their pension system 6-7 years ago. It cost a fortune.

Posted on Nov 11, 2013, 12:32:47 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 11, 2013, 12:43:29 AM PST
EYEL1NER says:
It's great for the people that will benefit from it, but I won't get anything out of it. The plane with mail on it only flies in twice a week and now that it is storm season, we will see quite a few "1-plane-a-week" weeks. And my stuff from Amazon has been taking longer and longer over the last 14 months since I got here. When I arrived, I was told that mail coming in took about three weeks to get here and stuff from Amazon generally took two. Anything I ordered during the week though seemed like it got here either Monday or Thursday of the following week, depending on when in the week it was ordered. 8 days or so was what grew to expect.

And now here I am still waiting on a copy of DoA5 Ultimate that I ordered Oct 17th...
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