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Special Delivery: U.S. Postal Service and Groceries

The Postal Regulatory Commission approved of a two-year trial allowing the United States Postal Service to deliver groceries to homes in the morning.
October 25, 2014, 1pm PDT | Maayan Dembo | @DJ_Mayjahn
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In an effort to make up for tens of billions of lost revenue dollars over the past several years, the Postal Regulatory Commission "approved a plan for the U.S. Postal Service to deliver groceries in San Francisco as part of a test project that could one day expand into a nationwide program," as recently reported for The Washington Post by Josh Hicks.

Indeed, the new two-year trial run allows USPS to partner with retail companies to deliver groceries to customers in their homes between 3 a.m. and 7 a.m. To qualify, participating stores need to drop off their orders at specific post offices between 1:30 a.m. and 2:30 a.m.

However, according to Hicks, "[the] commission capped annual revenue for the expanded program at $10 million, telling the Postal Service that it would have to request an exemption to exceed that amount."

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Published on Friday, October 24, 2014 in The Washington Post
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