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(Credit: Reuters) A worker packs boxes at Amazon's logistics centre in Graben near Augsburg.Amazon
November 11
12:31 PM 2013

Under a new deal with Amazon, the US Postal Services will not only be making deliveries during Saturdays but now even Sunday as well.  The said service was announced last Sunday, as Amazon announced that clients in New York and Los Angeles would be able to get their packages delivered by their local postman on Sundays.

According to Amazon, this expanded service would cover 'a large portion of the US population' next year, as these would have deliveries done in Dallas, Houston, New Orleans and Phoenix as well as other cities in the United States.

In a statement, Amazon Vice President Dave Clark said, "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. We're excited that now every day is 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."

In a press release, USPS CEO Patrick R, Donahue, "As online shopping continues to increase the Postal Service is very happy to offer shippers like Amazon the option of having packages delivery on Sunday."

The Post Office also issued a statement, suggesting that the service may not be limited to Amazon. According to Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe, "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. 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."

Amazon is becoming more aggressive in its strategies, with an expenditure on three year warehouse expansion worth USD14 billion. It also increased its free delivery threshold between from USD25 to USD35.

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