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USPS Begins Same-Day Grocery Delivery

August 19, 2015

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Photo of USPS trucks in Venice, Calif., by Paul Clinton.
Photo of USPS trucks in Venice, Calif., by Paul Clinton.

The U.S. Postal Service has begun delivering bottled water, fresh fish, and electronics in New York City as it begins a shift toward same-day delivery to compete with FedEx, UPS, and Amazon.com.

The move is being led by Megan Brennan, the new postmaster general, to make the quasigovernmental agency more competitive, reports the Wall Street Journal.

Brennan has asked Congress to approve the shipping of alcoholic beverages and wants to expand grocery delivery and Sunday delivery.

Volume of first-class mail is falling sharply with a 20-percent decline over the past decade. Volume fell 2.2 percent through the first three quarters of the year. The USPS reported a $586 million net loss in the third quarter, along with a 13.4-percent increase in package revenue.

Comments

  1. 1. Fay Patterson [ August 21, 2015 @ 08:23AM ]

    my mailmen in two places has hampered my life, important letters sent to me 1st class and never got delivery. Case #CA115299685 and 7/2014 case #FRTXTY Acct 205538432 when I moved from there after waiting 3 months to get my mail-they finally changed the lock! I am in trouble now with Section 8 Housing missing my mail! NOT MY FAULT so off the list, wait 3-5 years to get on again since didn't respond to mail I never got!

  2. 2. Matthias12a [ August 24, 2015 @ 06:11AM ]

    You could always work full time and not have to rely on Section 8. Just a thought.

 

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