USPS Will Deliver Some Non-Amazon Packages On Sundays

The USPS does not deliver cats on Sundays, or any other day of the week. (Jenna Belle)

The USPS does not deliver cats on Sundays, or any other day of the week. (Jenna Belle)

Last year, Amazon.com began Sunday delivery in certain large cities, delighting customers who like to get their Amazon packages earlier, and delighting the United States Postal Service, which remains desperate for new sources of revenue. Apparently, we’re all doing so much shopping online that the USPS will be making more Sunday deliveries this year to spread out the burden of hauling things to our doorsteps.

Delivery services and retailers are desperate to avoid a fiasco like the massive backlog of late deliveries right before Christmas 2013, where retailers promised delivery before Christmas that was physically impossible. If you’re planning to do more of your holiday shopping online this year, you’re not alone: the USPS anticipates 13% more packages in their system for the rest of this year, and will begin stopping by on Sundays on November 17th to get packages out faster in big cities and other “high-volume areas.”

U.S. Postal Service Adding Sunday Deliveries in Some Areas for Holidays [Wall Street Journal]