News

Amazon plans Sunday delivery

Amazon plans Sunday delivery

AMAZON EXPANDS: The company will offer Sunday shipping. Photo: Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon says it is teaming up with the U.S. Postal Service to deliver packages on Sundays.

The Seattle company says Sunday delivery will be available to customers in the New York and Los Angeles metropolitan areas at first.

Amazon and the Postal Service plan to roll out service to “a large portion of the U.S. population” next year, including Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, and Phoenix.

Amazon expects Sunday delivery to be popular with members of its Prime service, which costs $79 a year and comes with free two-day shipping on many items on the site as well as access to Amazon’s TV and movie streaming service.

But Sunday delivery will be available to all Amazon customers.

Shares of Amazon climbed $1.69 to $52 in morning trading.

Recent Headlines

8 hours ago in Local

Snow, cold ready to take over in upstate New York

weather_alert_winter

Lake effect snow advisories, warnings in place for much of central New York, parts of Finger Lakes; single-digit temperatures expected over the weekend

8 hours ago in Local

Ithaca City School District, teachers have tentative deal

ICSD

Ithaca Teachers Association, Ithaca City School District have been in contract negotiations for much of the school year; deal still needs approval of association, district's Board of Education

9 hours ago in Local

Cuomo opposes major New York bank acquisition

Ivan Nikolov/WENN.com

Governor Andrew Cuomo says proposed acquisition of Buffalo-based First Niagara by KeyCorp would reduce banking competition in upstate New York

14 hours ago in Local

White deer proposal voted down in Seneca County

fnsenecawhitedeer

The proposal would have given county supervisors control over the land the white deer currently live on.

14 hours ago in Election 2016, National

Fiorina drops out of the presidential race

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina waits to be introduced at a campaign event at Maple Avenue Elementary School Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Goffstown, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

The former technology executive announced on Twitter that she is suspending her campaign.