New York -- Amazon is teaming up with the U.S. Postal Service to deliver packages on Sunday, with the service starting this week in the Los Angeles and New York metro areas. The online giant plans to roll out the service to additional markets, including Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, and Phoenix, in 2014.
Amazon Prime members, who receive unlimited, free two-day shipping, are eligible for the service.
“If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can order a backpack for your child on Friday and be packing it for them Sunday night,” said Dave Clark, Amazon’s VP of worldwide operations and customer service. “We’re excited that now every day is an Amazon delivery day and we know our Prime members, who voraciously shop on Amazon, will love the additional convenience they will experience as part of this new service.”
“As online shopping continues to increase, the Postal Service is very happy to offer shippers like Amazon the option of having packages delivered on Sunday,” said Patrick R. Donahoe, Postmaster General and CEO. “With this new service, the Postal Service is now delivering packages seven days a week in select cities. Customers can expect the same reliable and valued service that the Postal Service currently provides.”