Postal Service to Make Sunday Deliveries for

Discussion in 'Off Topic Discussion' started by 86WARD, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    The cash-short United States Postal Service, which has failed to win congressional approval to stop delivering mail on Saturdays to save money, has struck a deal with the online retailer to deliver the company’s packages on Sundays — a first for both, with obvious advantages for each.

    For the Postal Service, which lost nearly $16 billion last year, first-class mail delivery, particularly on Saturdays, is often a money loser, whereas package delivery is profitable.

    The deal, announced on Sunday and taking effect immediately, in time for the holiday shopping season, gives the Postal Service a chance to take some business from United Parcel Service and FedEx, which do not deliver on Sundays. Now, some orders that would have been handled by either of those carriers for Monday delivery will go through the Postal Service and arrive on Sunday.

  2. markaz

    markaz Resident Cards Fan Staff Member

    Considering the "Post Office" loses on average $42,000,000 per day, this move will at least spread out the losses over more working days. USPS has to be one of the best run businesses in the world.o_O