The Trump administration is expected to release a report in the coming weeks on reforming the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), an event that could revive President Trump’s feud with Amazon.
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Many U.S. retailers may hate and fear Amazon.com AMZN +0.22%, but their shared interest in making sure the U.S. Postal Service continues to offer “reliable and affordable” package delivery — critical to all retailers in this age of growing e-commerce — tops all that regular business enmity.
According to a report out today by Pro Tax’s Brian Faler, the GOP tax code rewrite “will give many of the online retailer’s package deliverers a big tax advantage over the government’s own letter carriers.”
A new group of U.S. business is seeking to convince the Trump administration and lawmakers to maintain the current package delivery service at the U.S. Postal Service.
A few days ago, Amazon released its 8-K financial report for the second quarter of 2018, which ended June 30. Revenues continue to skyrocket. For the quarter, revenues increased 39 percent to $52.9 billion, compared with $38 billion for the same period last year. For the first six months of the fiscal year, revenues were $104 billion, compared to $74 billion for the same period last year, an increase of 40 percent.
He went on to say that the government (I assume?) would go after Amazon’s use of the U.S. Postal Service next. This is something Trump often talks about; he repeatedly claims that the Post Office is getting a bad deal through Amazon, even though the truth is a little more nuanced than that.
Toys ‘R’ Us is calling it quits in the US, but Amazon is apparently ready to pick up the slack. Bloomberg tipsters have asserted that Amazon is planning to mail a holiday toy catalog to “millions” of American homes and (naturally) distribute it at Whole Foods Market stores.
Amazon Prime members can once again look forward to getting steep discounts gadgets, things for your home, travel gear, and more. While Amazon’s Prime Day is not as big as Black Friday (yet), at least you don’t have to endure the psychological trauma of being pushed around in large crowds and waiting in long lines out the door at brick and mortar shops
The news of a new Amazon Delivery Service Partner program will doubtless send shockwaves through the carrier industry as every parcel Amazon delivers is one less for them to handle.
Potentially, hundreds of new small-business entrepreneurs could help the company expand its delivery system enough to end reliance on traditional last-mile shippers such as UPS, FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service.
Amazon is expanding further into package delivery and promising to support a new wave of small business owners with the launch of a program that helps entrepreneurs start and run their own companies — delivering items purchased on Amazon.com in distinctive blue Prime-branded shirts and vans.
SAN FRANCISCO – Amazon’s newest clothing offering could help it break into fashion. A service now available to all Prime members allows buyers to try on clothes before buying them – a way for online delivery to mimic the experience of shopping in a store.
Amazon today announced Hub by Amazon, a delivery solution for apartments that brings convenience and consistency to the delivery experience, is available for installation across the United States. Over 500,000 residents—from New York City to San Francisco, among others—already have access to the Hub by Amazon with thousands more gaining access each month as new Hubs are installed in apartment communities across the country.
Today, Reps. Elijah E. Cummings, the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and Gerald E. Connolly, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, sent a letter to President Donald Trump in response to troubling reports that he is using his authority as president to launch political attacks against Amazon and its founder, Jeff Bezos, and to pressure the Postal Service to raise its rates for Amazon.
President Trump’s top economic adviser said Trump ‘may feel that there’s some unfairness going on’ in regard to Amazon but said he couldn’t comment in detail on the president’s concerns about the giant online retailer because he hasn’t been deeply involved in those discussions.
Thanks to the recent revelation in the Washington Post that the President has actually pressured the Postmaster General to double prices for Amazon shipments, news reports about the deal between Amazon and the Postal Service just keep on coming.