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#1 Hum

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 17:24

NEW YORK –  Amazon says it is teaming up with the U.S. Postal Service to deliver packages on Sundays.

The Seattle company says Sunday delivery will be available to Amazon Prime members in the New York and Los Angeles metropolitan areas at first. Amazon and the Postal Service plan to roll out service to "a large portion of the U.S. population" next year, including Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, and Phoenix.

Amazon Prime membership costs $79 a year. Members get free two-day shipping on millions of items on the site and access to Amazon's TV and movie streaming service. Amazon.com Inc. says members can add eligible items to their carts and will see Sunday delivery at checkout when it is available.

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 17:26

Somehow with the current state of the USPS, I don't see this change coming unless Amazon is paying big for it.



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Posted 11 November 2013 - 17:26

I'd love that, Sunday is a sweet day to be getting new toys to play with since its usually boring day anyways. :)



#4 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 17:35

i actually think that this could be Very helpful for USPS to get more business i hope it pans out for them. But Saturday package delivery would be nice as well. (they don't do Saturday delivery in my area)



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Posted 11 November 2013 - 17:36

Exactly what I thought at first...

 

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USPS states they have no money, wants to cut Saturdays or other days, but they are OK doing Sundays.............They can't make that much money off of it to pay for everything for that sunday alone.  



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Posted 11 November 2013 - 17:48

Well obviously they'd only deliver where and when needed. it's not like they are gonna have people on standby sitting around all day waiting for someone to buy something from Amazon so it can get delivered.

 

I'd imagine the latest is Friday for Sunday delivery. Saturday delivery is already available for NYC and such.



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Posted 24 November 2013 - 13:44

USPS states they have no money, wants to cut Saturdays or other days, but they are OK doing Sundays.............They can't make that much money off of it to pay for everything for that sunday alone.  

I'm sure the USPS is going to limit Sunday delivery to major cities with a high demand for this. ;)



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Posted 24 November 2013 - 14:31

That's a huge benefit for the USPS. Sunday shipping for UPS and Fedex costs insane amounts of money.



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Posted 24 November 2013 - 14:32

I used the Saturday delivery option the other day thinking it was going to be sent by USPS but was sent by FedEx. 



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Posted 24 November 2013 - 14:49

This will likely tie in with the USPS Priority Mail Express with Amazon covering the extra fee for Sunday deliveries instead of us paying for it, might work well for both 



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Posted 25 November 2013 - 00:45

I don't see this happening in many rural areas, though. Unless you pay extra for it.