Didn’t Donald Trump complain about what Amazon pays for such services to the Post Office?
Will Amazon take the hit or start using other services , which would end up cutting what the Post office makes in the long run?
The U.S. Postal Service has proposed a series of price hikes including for a package delivery program used by Amazon, but the agency denied that the increases have anything to do with President Donald Trump’s frequent attacks on the company.
The changes announced Wednesday include an increase of up to 12 percent for the Parcel Select service. Large shippers like Amazon use that option to complete the final leg of delivery for packages. But the extent of the impact on Amazon was not immediately clear. Amazon, like other bulk users of the Postal Service, negotiates a special rate with USPS that is not publicly disclosed.
Amazon declined to comment on the price hikes, and the Postal Service declined to answer questions about any potential impact on the company. The increases for Parcel Select were steeper than in previous years. USPS said the new rates are the result of a regular review process and are set to take effect on Jan. 27, subject to approval from the Postal Regulatory Commission.
Trump has repeatedly alleged that Amazon is to blame for the Postal Service’s financial woes, and accuses the e-commerce giant of ripping off the agency and treating it like a “delivery boy.”….