Well this is weird: We keep waiting for the Post Office to STOP Saturday delivery, and start saving money. Instead, they're going the EXACT OPPOSITE DIRECTION . . .
They're about to EXPAND delivery . . . on Sundays . . . but ONLY for Amazon. Seriously. The U.S. Postal Service just reached a deal with Amazon where Amazon will now have seven-day delivery.
If you think about it, it's a pretty good deal for both of them: If we know Amazon's next-day and two-day shipping will work seven days a week, Amazon will become even MORE popular . . . and we'll be even LESS inclined to go to actual stores.
And the Post Office will get a larger chunk of Amazon's packages . . . eating into UPS, FedEx, DHL, and others . . . which means a big influx of money.
They plan on using their flexible scheduling system with current employees to make the deliveries . . . which provides more hours and work for current employees, and could even prevent layoffs.
It starts this week, but only in New York and L.A. Then it'll roll out to more cities next year. (Los Angeles Times)