The Postal Regulatory Commission gave the go-ahead for a test of up to two years in the San Francisco area, according to Internet Retailer. In its ruling, the commission said the USPS would have to file again if it wants to expand the test beyond San Francisco. USPS has indicated it may seek to expand the test to such cities as Phoenix, Ariz., Las Vegas, Nev. and Portland, Ore.
The Postal Service has been testing early-morning grocery deliveries in recent months with Amazon.com Inc. Amazon has been delivering orders in branded totes, some of them containing freezer packs to keep perishables fresh, to postal facilities between 1:30 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. Postal carriers have been delivering the totes to customers’ doors between 3 a.m. and 7 a.m.
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