Amazon expands Sunday delivery program


Amazon (AMZN +1.5%) will begin delivering products on Sundays in St. Louis next month, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

The company already delivers packages in New York and L.A. on Sundays and had previously tipped off a plan to expand the program to other metropolitan regions.

Analysts think Sunday delivery capabilities will add value to an Amazon Prime membership in the eyes of consumers.

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  • Esekla
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    Amazon is really finding a lot of ways to push Prime membership for this year. They're trying out raising the price overseas, but also using grandfathering to turn it into a way to front-load memberships:

     

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    28 Feb 2014, 11:08 AM Reply Like
  • kmcbdavis
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    By adding Sunday, Amazon increases delivery capability by 16.5%. I received a packaged last Sunday from the Post Office. It was an Amazon package, I met him at his postal vehicle and it was full of additional Amazon boxes. Postal workers love the overtime as well...it's a win win subsidized by the Gov't. I'd pay double the prime fee.
    2 Mar 2014, 09:15 PM Reply Like
  • ReligiousWacko
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    "By adding Sunday, Amazon increases delivery capability by 16.5%."
    Right .. because USPS delivers all of amazon's packages including international shipments..
    3 Mar 2014, 11:24 AM Reply Like
  • NWCorner
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    So am I the only person who thinks there's something wrong with the USPS making a deal with secret terms with one private company, that gives that company even more of an edge in the market than they already have? I would be fine with this service if it was offered on equal terms to all comers, but to have it be just for one company, that strikes me as an improper use of a government resource.
    6 Mar 2014, 08:29 PM Reply Like
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