AmazonFresh Expands Partnership with USPS for Same-Day Grocery Delivery
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Amazon and the United States Postal Service are expanding their partnership in an “operational test” in San Francisco.
The USPS said in a statement that the test is designed “to determine if delivering groceries to residential and business addresses would be feasible from an operations standpoint and could be financially beneficial for the organization.”
This marks the expansion of a partnership that Amazon and the USPS already have in place that includes Sunday delivery in 17 U.S. markets. “We are always looking for new and innovative ways to deliver packages to customers,” Amazon said.
The post office said that the 60-day grocery test in San Francisco runs seven days a week, with deliveries between 3 and 7am, when USPS trucks are otherwise not being used, according to SF Gate.
If this move is fruitful, it could provide a major boost to the USPS. In May, Amazon said that the USPS Sunday delivery accounted for millions of packages since its launch in November. Sue Brennan, a USPS spokeswoman said, “We consider it a win-win for both organizations.”
So long as the test is successful, it could mean a major step forward in AmazonFresh’s grocery delivery throughout the U.S. Stay tuned to AndNowUKnow for the latest on this partnership.