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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.

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I can get used to this!!!!
By BillyBatson on 11/11/2013 3:19:48 PM , Rating: 3
I ordered two items from amazon on Friday both coming from two different sellers. To my amazement the first item arrived Saturday noon which I considered to be fast but....... My second package arrived yesterday Sunday at 11 am!!!!! I had forgotten that it was sunday until an hour later when my mom asked if the box was left by the door since the day before and I said no! I was blown away! I could definitely get used to thisssss




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