Amazon.com Raises The Dead: Taps USPS For Sunday DeliverySubmitted by McWilly on Wed, 11/13/2013 - 13:31
The US Postal Service – that once necessary, and now bankrupt, albatross that hangs heavy on the necks of US taxpayers, has long drawn the ire of free market advocates. As a government agency, the USPS has continued to exist despite racking up multiple billions of dollars in losses year after year, on an ever-increasing level. Were it a private entity, it would have long ago been relegated to the history books as a failed enterprise.
However, those Necromancers at Amazon.com have revived the zombie corpse of the USPS, giving it new life via Sunday deliveries. News broke yesterday that the USPS had taken a step towards free market thinking, making a deal with Amazon.com to expand its delivery days, solely for that company, in order to boost the USPS’s sagging income.
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 Amazon.com to deliver the company’s packages on Sundays — a first for both, with obvious advantages for each.