USPS proposes Amazon pay up to 12 percent more for shipping

October 12, 2018

  • The U.S. Postal Service has proposed a 9 to 12 percent increase to the shipping service used by Amazon.com.
  • The parcel select service, which is also used by United Parcel Service and FedEx, is the last and typically the most expensive step in the shipping process that gets the packages to customers' doorsteps.
  • The USPS proposed a 9.3 percent increase on this service for packages weighing over one pound and a 12.3 percent increase to lighter packages.
  • 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 .

    The parcel select service, which is also used by United Parcel Service UPS and FedEx FDX , is the last and typically the most expensive step in the shipping process that gets the packages to customers' doorsteps. The USPS proposed a 9.3 percent increase on this service for packages weighing over one pound and a 12.3 percent increase on lighter packages.

    Donald Trump issued an executive order in April to set up a task force to examine the USPS, claiming that it was on an "unsustainable financial path." He's also tweeted that the USPS is Amazon's "delivery boy" and doesn't make money from Amazon's business.

    Trump tweet

    A USPS spokesperson said these proposed changes are not a response to Trump's criticism.

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RRR

Oh my god – the postal service STANDING up to the “almightily amazon” and Jeff BOZO. How dare they.
What does management plan on doing with the extra money – ANSWER # 1: Pay the carriers the time they earned to deliver the parcels – instead of working for free///////ANSWER #2: Postal management lining
their pockets as they are doing now//////

If you pick answer # 1: You are wrong

Clayton Norris

What??!! USPS actually charge shipping rates to Damnazon?? Jeff Bozo will have to bitch slap PMG Brennen and remind her who is in charge of the Postal Service!

RRR

Love your answer – I know you picked answer # 2 on the question – good job!!!

RRR

You Clayton are a WINNER – you now get to deliver more amazon parcels for Jeff Bozo and work for free doing it.

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