The USPS (United States Postal Service), in an effort to re-create itself, has announced plans to run a same-day delivery program in San Francisco. This is just a trial service for now. We can expect more services like this the emerge from other Post Carriers as they suffer with society’s increasing use of email over letters and Amazon Prime over Sears.
The trial will begin on November 12th, with a partnership with (up to) 10 companies.
Participants will be able to purchase products in three different ways: from one of the partnered e-commerce platforms, from a retail store itself, or on the website of one of the companies partaking in the service. If a purchase is made before the afternoon cut-off — 3PM is the latest time one will be able to order products — it will then be delivered to the buyer’s home between 4PM and 8PM that same day.
This move comes just days after eBay Now launched in San Francisco. eBay Now allows same-day delivery of products, using a mobile app.
We still don’t know which companies USPS has partnered with. What we do know, is that this won’t be the last announcement regarding same-day delivery services from Postal Carriers around the world.