U.S., UK Amazon Prime Customers Get Sunday Deliveries

Amazon Prime customers already enjoy special perks unavailable to regular users of the online shopping site. Now, Amazon is adding yet another incentive for people to sign up for its premium shipping service.

Amazon today announced that it is now working with the United States Postal Service to deliver packages on Sundays. Starting in the Los Angeles and New York metropolitan areas, Amazon Prime customers will be able to get packages ordered on Friday on the following Sunday. Amazon and USPS plan to roll out this service to a large portion of the U.S. population in 2014. This includes Dallas, Houston, New Orleans and Phoenix, among others.

Though Amazon's press release is certainly U.S.-centric and makes no mention of rolling out services to Amazon Prime users in other regions, the Wall Street Journal cites Amazon's Dave Clark, VP of World-wide Operations, as saying the company will begin Sunday deliveries in London later this month. Rather than using a shipping service, the London Sunday deliveries will use Amazon's own trucks.

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  • bombebomb
    At first I was excited, then I was let down. This is going to be just like the LTE roll out, the big cities get it first and the smaller cities get it never/5 years from now.
  • acadia11
    Awesome! Well brick and mortar bye bye!
  • Max_x2
    i'm putting myself in the shoes of the poor guy who will have to work on sundays to deliver our new toys... Poor guy.