Amazon and USPS Team Up for Sunday Deliveries

You may have heard some whisperings over the last few months that Amazon was considering Sunday deliveries. Well, as it turns out, this wasn’t just a rumor—Amazon has announced that starting on November 17th, customers in New York and Los Angeles will have Sunday delivery, with packages being delivered by none other than the United States Post Office.
 

 

In addition, Amazon announced that they plan to expand these Sunday deliveries into other areas of the country, such as Dallas, New Orleans, Phoenix, and Houston, next year. Amazon plans to deliver packages from their warehouses to the post office on Saturday evening or Sunday morning, and USPS will takeover the delivery from there.

Sellers and buyers in the UK are also included in this new delivery service strategy. Dave Clark, Amazon’s vice president of worldwide operations and customer service, has stated that later this month UK residents will begin receiving Sunday service, although Amazon’s own trucks will be making these deliveries.

Another positive for buyers is that Amazon isn’t charging more for Sunday deliveries, so there are no additional shipping costs. As part of Amazon’s Prime service, customers that order on Friday will get their items on Sunday with no extra charge. This offer is also being offered to non-Prime customers who get free shipping (5 to 8 days) on orders over $35.

This is expected to be a much-needed financial boon to the cash-strapped United States Post Office, and it certainly won’t hurt FBA sellers either. It’s actually looking like a win-win for everyone.

This guest post was contributed by Kat Simpson. Kat is a trusted eCommerce author, speaker, educator, and entrepreneur. Kat Simpson has been a successful eCommerce merchant for over 10 years; is an eBay Education Specialist and Gold Level PowerSeller, as well as a successful Amazon merchant. Currently Kat is the hosts the popular weekly eCommerce Podcast That Kat Radio and an active Facebook Group ThatKat.

 

 

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