Amazon Declares War on FedEx, UPS, USPS

By Mark Perlman – February 6, 2019 Amazon is such a one-size-fits-all company that it might be hard to find a single company or industry that Amazon is not competing with. Recently, in a regulatory filing, they listed “Transportation and Logistics” companies in the list of what it views as competition, right next to “physical,…

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Time for Postal Service to send Congress “Dear John letter”

  By Dennis Wyatt – January 2, 2018 The Twitter in Chief has a point. Big businesses seem to benefit from indirect subsidies from the United States Postal Service in the form of rates that do not cover basic costs given USPS lost $5.6 billion in 2016. President Trump last week tweeted the Postal Service…

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USPS effectively subsidizes Amazon, undercharging them $1.46 a package on postage

A new report explains how the U.S. Postal Service has been practically subsidizing postage for large retailers like Amazon The Postal Service is barred by law from charging less than it costs to deliver a package But the report finds that they may be miscalculating the package side of their business  In April, a Citigroup analysis…

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It’s Amazon’s World. The USPS Just Delivers in It

The U.S. Postal Service has become an extension of Amazon and is courting other e-commerce giants By Devin Leonard – July 30, 2015 In cities such as San Francisco and New York, letter carriers have been showing up on people’s doorsteps as early as 3 a.m. bearing unusual cargo: milk, eggs, and other perishable items….

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More on how Planet Postal Revolves Around Amazon – Still Beating this not Quite Dead Horse

By Mel Carriere – July 22, 2015 Excerpt: “If Jeff Bezos had a not quite dead horse to beat like me, you bet he would flog that animal mercilessly for not making production quotas. He has already started to sneak his heavy handed, 19th century style management into the postal service, which became clear to…

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Amazon Gets what Amazon Wants – Will the Real Postmaster General Please Stand Up?

By Mel Carriere – July 16, 2015 Do any of you out there getting kind of long in the tooth, like me, remember that 70s game show called To Tell the Truth? I used to watch that show every afternoon. For you youngsters in attendance, the program consisted of three contestants pretending to be the…

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UNI Global Union: Congratulations Amazon – 20 years of precarious work and low wages – shame on you!

Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer is today celebrating its 20th birthday, by highlighting its commercial success story. For many Amazon employees, the reality is quite different. The real story behind the vast profits is a company that is consistently breaching the fundamental rights of its staff. Many of these workers, together with Ver.di, the…

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Video: USPS sends lost mail items to Atlanta to be claimed or auctioned online

By Marshall Zelinger – June 30, 2015 HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. – When your package gets lost in the mail, the items inside don’t always go unused. A Denver-area man shipped nine boxes of his own book to be sold at a conference, but four of those boxes never made it. “Slight problem. 88 of the…

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