Amazon.com has unveiled a new partnership 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 two-day shipping on items from the world’s largest Internet retailer, can now receive their packages on Sunday in these areas. Amazon and USPS plan to launch this new service to a larger portion of the U.S. population in 2014, including the Dallas, Houston, New Orleans and Phoenix areas, among others.
“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, in a written statement. “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,” added Patrick R. Donahoe, Postmaster General and USPS CEO.