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The US Postal Service has proposed hiking prices on the delivery service utilized by Amazon by up to 12%.
President Donald Trump has openly criticized Amazon’s dealings with the Postal Service for months, arguing that the e-commerce giant is taking advantage of the USPS.
The US Postal Service says that the price hikes aren’t a response to Trump’s criticism, but that they represent an effort to keep the USPS competitive.

The US Postal Service is hiking prices for its service utilized by Amazon after facing months of criticism from President Donald Trump.

On Wednesday, the USPS proposed a price increase of 12.3% for its lightweight parcel select service. Non-lightweight parcel select prices would increase by an average of 9.3%. The proposed price hikes would go into effect in January 2019 if they are approved by the Postal Regulatory Commission.

Parcel select is used by Amazon, as well as companies such as FedEx and UPS, for “last-mile” package delivery, CNBC notes. The USPS’ low fixed costs and mandate to deliver mail to Americans make it an ideal option to get a package from a fulfillment depot to its final destination.

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Source:: Businessinsider – Technology


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