Amazon and USPS Now Delivering Packages on Sunday

HP_USPS_boxSEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov. 11, 2013– Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is working with the U.S. Postal Service to deliver packages on Sunday, starting in the Los Angeles and New York metropolitan areas. Amazon Prime members, who receive unlimited, free two-day shipping on millions of items, can now receive their packages on Sunday in these areas. Amazon and the U.S. Postal Service plan to roll out this service to a large portion of the U.S. population in 2014 including Dallas, Houston, New Orleans and Phoenix, to name a few.

“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.”

“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.”

To participate, Amazon customers can simply add millions of eligible items to their cart and will see the Sunday delivery promise at checkout when available in their region.

Read more: U.S. Postal Service to deliver Amazon packages on Sundays | Los Angeles Times

  • taken

    I will be in church.

    • LDS

      I will be in church as well. I thought working for the PO would be a great way not to have to ever work on Sundays. I was wrong nothing is sacred any longer.

      • Warren Jeffs

        I’m sure all the sister-wives down at the compound will be devastated.

      • NHP&DC

        Sundays have never been sacred in the USPS. I worked every Sunday for 25 years….tour1 mail processing. Mail Processing is fully staffed 24/7.

  • brenda

    The USPS wants to stop delivery on Saturday’s but wants to deliver on Sunday???

    • Daniel Hunsinger

      They want to stop Letter delivery on Saturday’s not package.

  • doorcoach

    actually, they’ll just bring in one suck-up 204b who will scan them all as ‘attempted’ or ‘available for pickup’ and call that a 100% success rate

  • reginald carter

    Yeah! you can get your made in China products, 7 days a week now.

  • JohnnyB

    Our manager told us that she is not concerned about 1st Class & Express Mail only Amazon – she has her supervisors staying still midnight falsifying scans

  • Ichironca

    I thought we’re going broke? Pay Sunday premium (1 1/4 rate) to carriers after we stopped delivering express mail on Sundays? Let the cca’s handle it. I’ll be sleeping in, going to church and watching football

  • Darp

    Let’ see who gets the better of this deal. Remember the Fedex deal? Worked great for Fedex. This will end up at time and a half for the carriers and in some cases penalty time. They had better be really really really productive if they want to turn any profit. Does this mesh with the proposed 5 day delivery?

  • common sense

    You might want to check your facts before posting comments. The USPS has been on record as supporting 5 day delivery since February.

    http://postalnews.com/postalnewsblog/2013/02/06/postal-service-announces-new-delivery-schedule/

    Congress STOPPED them from going to 5 day!

    You’ve got it backwards!

  • carrier 13yrs

    So this is what the useless CCA’s will be doing. We know they can’t deliver mail check forwards or hold mail. so a package delivery on Saturday/ Sunday won’ t get fixed till Monday when the regular carrier is back from Sat/Sun off. What a way to build good customer relations and throw more money out the window.

    • Dan chileas

      Dude that is completely unnecessary. Talk all you want but you lazy regulars and your 2 hour routes are bleeding the PO dry.

      • Ben Franklin

        Well all they have to do is convert them to regular, like those 1500 the other day. When a CCA is converted, he suddenly changes from being the scum of the earth to become a fine upstanding pillar of the community, and a hero to young people.

        At least that’s my understanding, based on reading the comments here.

  • City carrier

    Well I guess everybody will order on fri 2 b delivered on sun. Since they”ll b home and not left on the porch. Packages will decrease mon-sat. Good luck cca’s! They pay u less to take the load!

    • common sense

      Might want to check your reasoning there, little buddy! If everyone is suddenly going to order everything from Amazon on Friday so it will be delivered on Sunday, that must mean that at the moment everyone must order everything from Amazon on Thursday, so it gets delivered on Saturday? So how will that mean that “Packages will decrease mon-sat”? Especially since what we’re talking about is Amazon Prime, which isn’t currently delivered by the USPS?

  • TexUncensored

    This is hilarious. Iin the Houston 77077 zip code, The carriers don’t deliver packages at all if you live in an apartment. And this is a pricey neighborhood served by the worst postal employees in the area.
    These people will take your shipping and delivery charges, falsify attempts to deliver that never happened, and hide or delay delivery if you complain.
    They won’t deliver Monday through Friday, so to think they would deliver on weekends is laughable at best.
    In the 77077 zip code, we pay but we don’t get what we pay for.
    USPS is scamming us out of shipping and delivery fees. They want the money. They don’t want to provide what we pay for,.