ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – You can expect a big announcement from Amazon any day now. Our partners at the Post-Dispatch have learned that the major online retailer will begin Sunday deliveries in St. Louis, as early as March 16th.
Amazon`s Sunday deliveries first rolled out November 11th, in Los Angeles and New York City, just in time for the holiday season.
Post-Dispatch Reporter Kavita Kumar says, “They were going to roll it out to other markets in 2014. They didn`t mention St. Louis at the time, they mentioned some other major markets like Houston and Phoenix.” But now, our partners at the Post have uncovered from the USPS and other sources that St. Louis is on that list of cities.
Kumar says Sunday deliveries will be a big boost for the beleaguered USPS, partnering with Amazon in this new endeavor: “UPS has been taking a lot more of their parcel packages, so this is one way that the Postal Service is trying to increase its delivery of packages, which of course is what`s growing.”
Amazon customers we found said they`d love to get packages on Sundays. Jaime Cardozo explains, “Monday through Friday sometimes you are not at home, and Sundays you are home and you get the opportunity to receive the package. I think it`s really good.”
Zemetria Sanders adds, “A lot of times you need things over the weekend, I think it would be convenient.”
This same customer says Sunday deliveries would make her less likely to shop at big box stores like Target over the weekend: “Especially around this time when it`s cold and you don`t want to leave your house.”
Initially, Amazon was supposed to roll out Sunday delivery in St. Louis in February, but pushed it back to March.
According to the Post-Dispatch, the USPS will be hiring some new workers to meet demands for Sunday deliveries.