With the holiday rush already upon us this week as Black Friday approaches, the worlds number one online retailer has launched a new strategy to keep you shopping from home. As early as today (from personal experience. I received a package this morning) Amazon has worked out a deal with the U.S. Postal service for Sunday delivery of their products. The only catch at the moment is that this deal only applies to New York and Los Angeles with plans to expand to other cities to begin in 2014.
The deal should help the struggling US Postal service and make Amazon even richer as many customers typically bought from local retailers on weekends due to not wanting to wait until Monday for deliveries. With this deal, I placed an order on Friday morning and received my Amazon Prime package this Sunday morning. Of note, an Amazon Prime account is not necessary for this according to sources for The Verge. The service will be available to all Amazon subscribers.