Amazon Prime customers in New York and Los Angeles will now be eligible for Sunday deliveries, just in time for holiday shopping. The latest service update is a collaboration with the ailing US Postal Service (USPS), who nearly stopped Saturday deliveries earlier this year.
The USPS saw loses in $16 billion last year. The limited delivery schedule would have saved the USPS $2 billion each year, but Congressional legislation prohibited the USPS from reducing delivery days. With no other options, the government agency would have had to cut hours and services, so it’s not likely that service quality will drastically increase, given that the USPS plans to do no new hires to handle the extra work. Read more