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Sunday delivery service will kick off in Los Angeles and New York City

Amazon announced recently that it is teaming up with U.S. Postal Service to make Sunday a package delivery day for Amazon Prime subscribers. The service will roll out initially in Los Angeles and the New York metropolitan area.
 
“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 Patrick R. Donahoe, Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer.
 
“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.”
 
Amazon and the U.S. Postal service plan to roll the service out to larger portions of the U.S. in 2014. Other cities that will get the service next year include Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, and Phoenix among others. Amazon says when Sunday delivery service is available; buyers will be notified at checkout.

 
“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,” said Dave Clark, Amazon’s vice president of worldwide operations and customer service.
 
“We’re excited that now every day is an Amazon delivery 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.”
 
The U.S. Postal Service has been losing money for years and has even flirted with the idea of dropping Saturday delivery services.
 
This partnership with the U.S. Postal Service is the latest in a string of moves by Amazon to boost the appeal of Amazon Prime. The company in a roundabout way is looking for more users to signup for the $79/year service by increasing the free shipping threshold from $25 to $35 for non-subscribers. Amazon also recently revealed its Kindle First program that gives special perks to Amazon Prime subscribers.

Source: Amazon



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RE: I Don't Understand
By kattanna on 11/11/2013 11:48:47 AM , Rating: 2
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So, how are they going to deliver stuff at a profit on Sunday?


because they will be delivering packages, sorta like UPS/FEDEX, not your bulk junk mail. which, if successful, makes me wonder how long till UPS/FEDEX start doing the same

at least thats what I am getting from the article.


RE: I Don't Understand
By 1prophet on 11/11/2013 12:01:40 PM , Rating: 2
Except for the fact that UPS/FedEx offloads their packages to the post office for many end destinations they deem unprofitable, can't see them delivering on Sundays unless they charge a very high price.


RE: I Don't Understand
By CZroe on 11/11/2013 4:11:43 PM , Rating: 2
Look up "Economies of Scale" and understand it. Also, they were forced to continue Saturday deliveries so by switching to 7 days a week they may be able to make the best of it. It may be even more efficient.


RE: I Don't Understand
By kattanna on 11/11/2013 4:27:00 PM , Rating: 2
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The service will roll out initially in Los Angeles and the New York metropolitan area .


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Except for the fact that UPS/FedEx offloads their packages to the post office for many end destinations they deem unprofitable


I bolded the differences here so you might more easily understand


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