The U.S. Postal Service, hemorrhaging billions of dollars, will soon be delivering packages on Sundays, but Amazon will foot the bill.
In a unique partnership announced this morning, one of the nation's most successful enterprises has commissioned the U.S. Post Office to deliver packages on Sundays, beginning this coming weekend, in Los Angeles and New York. The service will expand to other large cities, such as Dallas, Houston, New Orleans and Phoenix, in 2014. Amazon said it will bring packages from its warehouses to Postal Service locations on Saturday evenings or Sunday mornings. Postal workers will then deliver them to doorsteps.
Sunday delivery will be available at no additional cost. Customers won't specify Sunday delivery; eligible items will show up on Sunday it that's when the package is ready.
The U.S. Postal Service, which said it expects to lose around $6 billion this year, has been closing locations and has proposed ceasing Saturday delivery of many items in order to cut costs.