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USPS Amazon Sunday Deliveries is a Strange Affair

The Amazon deal with USPS for Sunday deliveries is a strange affair alright. That is because the USPS comes under the tutelage of the government and Amazon is a private institution.

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USPS Amazon Sunday Deliveries is a Strange Affair

It appears to be an odd couple at first blush. Amazon and the United States Postal Service together delivering stuff on Sundays to Amazon Prime customers. The weirdness of the USPS Amazon Sunday delivery deal is obvious for three reasons. Firstly, the delivery on Sundays is exclusively for Amazon customers.

Secondly, the fact that one is a private enterprise while the other one comes under the supervision of the government. And thirdly, that Amazon is a success story par excellence while the USPS has been down on its luck. 

Both organizations are silent on the details of the deal. The USPS’s financial losses amounted to at least $3.9 billion for the present year. Will that be covered by the deal? Can such mismatched deals be struck by other diametrically opposed companies in the future? These are legitimate questions.

The fact is that the USPS is to free the process. What at first sight appears to be an exclusive service for Amazon will be available to others soon. That is quite a relief. It is not as if the CEO of Amazon will be Postmaster General. 

Such things don’t happen in today’s world where monopoly is shunned like vermin. The Amazon exclusivity clause is just a negotiated service agreement signed between it and the USPS. Amazon is the pioneer of the Sunday deal and the holiday season is coming soon. It will therefore immensely profit from this timely deal.    

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