President #Trump slams #Amazon for ripping-off the #USPS for billions

Screenshot 2017-12-30 at 07.49.46.pngIf President Donald Trump has his way, the cost of delivering Amazon packages will go up.

The nation’s chief in a morning tweet Friday once again took aim at the Seattle e-commerce behemoth, this time demanding it pay the U.S. Postal Service “MUCH MORE” for delivering Amazon packages.

“Why is the United States Post Office, which is losing many billions of dollars a year, while charging Amazon and others so little to deliver their packages, making Amazon richer and the Post Office dumber and poorer?” Trump tweeted.

“Should be charging MUCH MORE!”

We agree.

Amazon has felt the presidential sting before, in statements condemning not only the company but the Washington Post newspaper owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

According to the Mercury News, analysts say Amazon may in fact be receiving a deep discount when using the U.S. Postal Service as a delivery agent.

In 2015 that the mail service probably took care of 40 percent of Amazon’s deliveries in 2014, for about $2 a package — about half of what UPS or FedEx would charge, according to Bloomberg.


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