Amazon to Deliver Packages on Sunday

According to the Washington Post, announced its plan to deliver packages on Sunday, partnering with the U.S. Postal Service. The newspaper reports the idea was sparked by consumer demands to get their online orders faster and speculated it could trigger a wave of Sunday deliveries by other companies.

Jordan J. Ballor, a research fellow at the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty, an economic think tank, said, “Amazon’s announcement is another incremental development in the erosion of that restful space— Sunday—and another example of an erosion on the limits of market activity.”

The news also created a surge of discussion on LinkedIn revealing that most people don’t think it will have a great impact on office product suppliers.

Andrew Stephens, Sales Manager at Egyptian Stationers, wonders how many office managers or purchasing agents are in the office on Saturday placing orders, adding, how many of those same offices or companies are open on Sunday to receive the order? He doesn’t see this “as nearly as big of a threat as the same day delivery that Amazon is unleashing”.

Larry Goodman, Director of Marketing at S.P. Richards Company, agrees with the above posters and said, “It may be embraced by a certain customer segment, though for most office product dealers, not the segment they serve to any great extent.”


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