Top postalnews.com stories of the week November 4-10

  1. Amazon Expands Free Shipping to Everyone for the Holiday Season 
  2. FedEx CEO Says Amazon’s Own Delivery System Will Take Business From USPS, Not FedEx 
  3. Amazon Is Preparing for the Worst With USPS 
  4. Injured on the job, then fired: postal workers allege mistreatment by USPS 
  5. Board of Governors Temporary Emergency Committee to meet Nov. 14 
  6. Postal Service fined after Las Vegas worker heat exposure case 
  7. Poor mail delivery? The postal service wants to hear from you 
  8. All those political mailers are helping the U.S. Postal Service pay its bills 
  9. FedEx raises rates again 
  10. Mail truck goes rogue in Florida 

FedEx CEO Says Amazon’s Own Delivery System Will Take Business From USPS, Not FedEx

Fred Smith, founder, and CEO of FedEx told Bloomberg this morning that they don’t see any negative impact from Amazon doing more of their deliveries themselves. Smith says that the biggest entity that will lose business as Amazon implements its own delivery force is the US Postal Service:

“I don’t think it (Amazon’s split HQ announcement) has too much to do with FedEx,” said Smith. “You’ve got to remember that Amazon is delivering things from their fulfillment center to customers. We’re picking up, transporting, and delivering things from every person and business in the world to every other business. The biggest single provider of delivery services to the Amazon fulfillment network is not us, it’s the US Postal Service. They’re the ones that Amazon’s proprietary or indigenous delivery system will take the most volume from.”

“Amazon’s a good customer” Smith added. “We think they will be a bigger customer in the years to come if they continue to grow and they certainly should, but they are going to do some of their deliveries themselves for many reasons. The biggest single entity that will lose traffic as Amazon puts out its contractor delivery force is the US Postal Service.”

Source: FedEx CEO Says Amazon’s Own Delivery System Will Take Business From USPS, Not FedEx

Amazon Expands Free Shipping to Everyone for the Holiday Season

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov. 5, 2018– (NASDAQ: AMZN) – This holiday season Amazon is giving customers even more convenient and faster delivery options.

Starting today, November 5, and for a limited time, all Amazon customers can enjoy free shipping with no minimum purchase amount on orders that will arrive in time for the Christmas holiday. This offer applies to hundreds of millions of items – the largest free shipping selection in the country. Continue reading

Top postalnews.com stories of the week October 28-November 3

  1. Confessions of a U.S. Postal Worker: “We deliver Amazon packages until we drop dead.” 
  2. Postal Service aware ‘Informed Delivery’ used fraudulently 
  3. In 1964, a US Post Office was open on Oct. 32 
  4. Mail truck goes rogue in Florida 
  5. Knoxville: Post office wants cluster mailboxes for new single-family homes 
  6. Retired postal worker killed in hit-and-run crash to be buried in uniform 
  7. Canada Post union says workers will refuse all overtime starting tonight at midnight 
  8. Second Suspicious Package Found At Burlingame CA Postal Facility 
  9. Heroic bystanders work together to save Indiana post office custodian’s life 
  10. FACT CHECK: Do Uncancelled Stamps Prove Mail Bombs Were Not Sent Through the USPS?