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Amazon and US Postal Service To Commence Sunday Deliveries

     
4:04 pm on Nov 11, 2013 (gmt 0)

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How interesting! Most postal services have cut back deliveries at weekends.

I wonder if other packages will be delivered at the same time, or is it only Amazon packages? It looks exclusive to Amazon.

Amazon.com Inc. AMZN +0.76% will begin delivering packages on Sundays in the nation's two largest cities later this month with an unlikely partner—the United States Postal Service.

The marriage of one of the country's most successful enterprises with one of its most troubled underscores Chief Executive Jeff Bezos ' ambitions to weave Amazon more deeply into consumers' lives. The nation's largest Internet retailer has begun same-day grocery delivery in some cities, and is developing smartphones and a set-top box.

Sunday delivery is Amazon's latest effort to chip away at a key advantage for brick-and-mortar retailers: immediacy.Amazon and US Postal Service To Commence Sunday Deliveries [online.wsj.com]
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Great! Another kick in the butt for my small e-commerce customers.

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Yes, luckily many people prefer small shops that can communicate without using robots !
5:30 pm on Nov 11, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Wow... Didn't see that one coming. I see a potential issue with this, because... how do you know where the work for Amazon stops and the American people begins? Obviously they will share all the same facilities and resources, and the PO has been trying to tell the country they can't afford Sat service anymore, for years now. Of course, they have failed at stopping the Sat cancellation though. Guess they're just willing to take money from anybody they can at this point. Can't really blame them. In reality, this will probably only take, maybe one guy per zone to cover. However... I think the whole thing is silly, as is the 'one day delivery' concept. I mean really... How desperate can people really be to get some silly thing they ordered, this quickly? Seems like they're just trying to appease the... 'I'm never satisfied enough'... crowd.

I wouldn't worry too much. The bigger they get, the harder they fall. I had something from them packed so badly the other day. They pack most things terribly now. I complained and just got the big blow off, with a form email. Service will continue to decline, the bigger they get.
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Guess they must have started this already... Saw a guy driving around today (Sunday), filled to the brim with boxes.
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They have had Sunday delivery for overnight or as they call it, Express mail, for some years now, so I guess they figure if they are out there anyhow, they might as well deliver someone else's packages and make some extra money. As a matter of fact, the other day I received a package that was mailed to me from DHL, which handed it over to USPS in St. Louis or something, so they are hiring themselves out. I think that's a good idea. Better than the other way around, IMO.
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I noticed some of my stuff got delivered over Sunday. So I'm wondering if they're sneaking in other stuff along with the Amazon stuff. All the stuff I saw on the truck looked like Amazon boxes. If my stuff gets delivered on Sunday for no extra fee though, I would not complain.