The U.S. Postal Service has proposed a 9 to 12 percent increase in fees for the shipping service used by Amazon AMZN , just months after President Donald Trump criticized the USPS, saying it gives Amazon too good of a deal .
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Predicting the future of medication home delivery is anyone’s guess, but one thing is certain: the landscape is changing. In back-to-back announcements this summer, CVS launched a nationwide prescription home delivery service with the U. S. Postal Service (USPS), and Amazon acquired the online pharmacy startup PillPack.
Alongside life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, you can now add another inalienable right: two-day shipping on practically everything.
Amazon.com Inc. has made its Prime program the gold standard for all other online retailers, according to surveys of consumers.
The company expects to have more than 100 vans on the road by year-end, and will take delivery on all 20,000 vans by the end of 2019, said Dave Clark, Amazon’s senior vice president of world-wide operations.
The report of the President’s Task Force on the Postal Service is overdue. It was supposed to come out on August 10th, but for some reason the administration has delayed making it public, and there’s no word yet on when it will be released.
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.
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.