Amazon Offers LA and NY Sunday Delivery This Month
November 11, 2013 Leave a comment
Making purchasing online even easier, Amazon will start offering Sunday shipping in New York and Los Angeles starting November 17th via the Post Office. Why they aren’t offering it in Seattle where the company is based it beyond me, but I guess LA and NY are the only lucky cities.
The program will be available at no additional cost to members. Amazon plans to expand this program to other big cities next year.
Kelly Cheesenan, a spokeswoman for Amazon, said that the partnership happened because the company is looking for new ways to make deliveries more convenient. “We know our customers definitely wanted Sunday delivery,” she told ABC News. “And the U.S. Postal Service has been delivering to households for more than 200 years.”
“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 CEO. “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.”
According to a report, The USPS isn’t planning on hiring more workers for Sunday delivery. The Wall Street Journal reported that Sunday shipping is “a little-known offering available to any shipper,” but Amazon is the first retailer to use this perk on such a large scale.
It seems that this Sunday shipping was introduced just in time for the holidays, hopefully they will introduce this to even more cities in the next couple of months.