The coronavirus relief bill lets the US Post Office take a page from Amazon’s delivery playbook

The Post Office could implement Amazon-like delivery points under the coronavirus relief bill approved by the Senate late Wednesday.

As part of the $2 trillion package, the United States Postal Service is authorized to “establish temporary delivery points, in such form and manner as the Postal Service determines necessary, to protect employees of the Postal Service and individuals receiving deliveries from the Postal Service.”

It’s not clear what those delivery options might look like, but the description is not unlike those of Amazon’s delivery lockers. In more than 900 US cities, shoppers can opt to have their delivery sent to a secure locker that’s unlocked with a code to retrieve their package.


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