Posts Tagged ‘United States Postal Service’

Does Saturday Delivery Matter?

I recently ordered a few bottles of wine online from a daily deal site. The day the package was due to be delivered I was eager to get home and crack open a bottle of zinfandel. But what I hadn’t anticipated was that since I wasn’t home to accept the delivery and the package required an adult signature, the package wouldn’t be left at my door. Rather, I had to reschedule the delivery for the only day that I would be home to accept the delivery—a Saturday.

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Differing Perspectives on Postal Cuts

Cutting Saturday delivery is a bad idea, argued an Amazon.com Inc. 1 Amazon.com Inc. Mass Merchant Online Sales:$24,510,000,000 Growth:27.9% See More executive at a congressional hearing today, while a Netflix Inc. representative said the proposed cutback would have little impact on the e-retailer’s business. And an industry expert foresees minimal impact on consumers’ willingness to buy online if the U.S. Postal Service halts Saturday delivery.

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