Amazon finds unlikely partner for Sunday delivery


Amazon (AMZN) says it will partner with the United State Postal Service to add Sunday delivery in Los Angeles and New York later this month.

The service will be available to customers in the two cities at no extra cost.

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  • Gary J
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    Another win-win for Amazon and a partner. These guys are smarter than the average bear.
    11 Nov 2013, 07:11 AM Reply Like
  • vbbv
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    All I see is costs going up even more. But hell who cares about costs and profitability when it comes to AMZN?
    11 Nov 2013, 07:27 AM Reply Like
  • Gene Chan, CFA
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    I absolutely agree Amazon is a very well-run charity.
    11 Nov 2013, 09:48 AM Reply Like
  • Gary J
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    Especially for shareholders.
    11 Nov 2013, 10:16 AM Reply Like
  • Rhianni32
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    How in the world can you add delivery to a new day, to the two biggest U.S. cities and not have extra cost.
    The payroll and gas for trucks alone negates this.
    11 Nov 2013, 09:16 AM Reply Like
  • Gary J
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    Because there will be added sales. Try reading the article.
    11 Nov 2013, 09:28 AM Reply Like
  • Chris DeMuth Jr.
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    Interesting to see Amazon (AMZN) going to 7-day weeks while the USPS is moving to a 5-day week.
    11 Nov 2013, 10:29 AM Reply Like
  • Gary J
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    your info is outdated.
    11 Nov 2013, 11:09 AM Reply Like
  • Chris DeMuth Jr.
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    I appreciated that they changed their plan, but they're losing so much money that my view is that they will eventually drop Saturdays.
    11 Nov 2013, 11:11 AM Reply Like
  • Sam Sipkins
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    Perhaps Amazon should merge with the Post Office.
    11 Nov 2013, 10:55 AM Reply Like
  • ClassicLib
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    More to this than meets the eye. Why was Bezos at the Bilderberg meetings? Why is there constant cash flow when there is no profit? Where is the money coming from?

     

    This stinks and while it may look good for consumers right now and may usher in additional convenience, it is ultimately bad for consumer choice in the long run.
    11 Nov 2013, 12:09 PM Reply Like
  • $vix
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    Two entities that are losing money working together to lose even more money. Now, customers can get the items they overpaid for on amazon on Sunday.
    In order to increase revenues, amazon has to continue to give away the store. Despite this, they are still selling items more expensive than others. Amazon's the gontomplace when you'd like to overpay.
    11 Nov 2013, 12:44 PM Reply Like
  • swrta
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    Again the vast majority of opinions posted here berate AMZN decisions, with ultimate conviction an act of Sunday Delivery is considered a lose lose situation, this decision is based on most commenters pointing out accurately that AMZN does not make money...well it does, but it is not a profitable business. This argument has been thoroughly exhausted by quite a few commenters. As it were we have a lot of Bearish comments posted. Now here comes the rub, go back to Jan this year for instance, the same beliefs espoused here now are roughly the same, then at the same point look at the chart of public opinion, yes that is AMZN steady climb upwards in stock price. I have owned AMZN since it's IPO. I respect your opinions, and enjoy my returns...now there is where the win wins apply........the investor receives profits. I will also state I only own a third of my IPO shares, and have been playing house money, followed by house money, followed by house money.....but then again I own DPZ and have gotten a much better return, why? Well I would never eat the food, "food" dominos produces, I do not care for its food, however I do love to eat its shares. The only difference in these two cases, is I actually buy stuff from AMZN all the time. Prime member all that stuff....yeah I like AMZN, and the votes are in most stockholders do too.
    12 Nov 2013, 03:07 AM Reply Like
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