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Monday, November 11, 2013

US Postal Service To Deliver Amazon Packages On Sunday

Amazon Packages (Joanne Fong/Flickr)

Amazon Packages (Joanne Fong/Flickr)

The online retail giant Amazon.com has made a deal with the ailing United States Postal Service to provide Sunday deliveries to Amazon customers.

Amazon, which typically works with competing delivery companies FedEx and UPS, has decided to make the deal due to their typical carriers lack of Sunday deliveries.

The deal is seen as an opportunity for both the retailer and USPS to monopolize the Sunday delivery market.

The deliveries will start in major cities such as Los Angeles and New York this fall, with plans to expand to other cities in 2014.

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