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Amazon's Decison to Deliver on Sunday Called a Retail Industry 'Game-changer'

Amazon's announcement of Sunday delivery effectively turned the traditional e-commerce world upside down. It truly is a game-changer, not only for online retailers but also for brick-and-mortar stores that are battling for their share of sales this holiday season.

Amazon and the United States Postal Service (USPS) said that New York and Los Angeles customers using Amazon Prime's free two-day shipping service can now receive packages on Sunday. Next, Amazon will roll out the service to other major cities, including Dallas, Houston, New Orleans and Phoenix, in 2014.

"We're excited that now every day is Amazon delivery day," said Dave Clark, vice president of Worldwide Operations for Amazon, in a company statement.

The move further solidifies Amazon's place at the top of the U.S. retail heap. Amazon may not yet have the scale that Wal-Mart has as the world's largest retailer with more than $400bn in annual global sales, but it is the fastest-growing retailer. Amazon has gained a foothold in nearly every category of retail sales, including autos, dry groceries, fresh groceries, flowers, and luxury beauty products.

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Keywords: Sunday retail delivery, retail supply chain, value chain, logistics & supply chain, small package delivery

Amazon and the United States Postal Service (USPS) said that New York and Los Angeles customers using Amazon Prime's free two-day shipping service can now receive packages on Sunday. Next, Amazon will roll out the service to other major cities, including Dallas, Houston, New Orleans and Phoenix, in 2014.

"We're excited that now every day is Amazon delivery day," said Dave Clark, vice president of Worldwide Operations for Amazon, in a company statement.

The move further solidifies Amazon's place at the top of the U.S. retail heap. Amazon may not yet have the scale that Wal-Mart has as the world's largest retailer with more than $400bn in annual global sales, but it is the fastest-growing retailer. Amazon has gained a foothold in nearly every category of retail sales, including autos, dry groceries, fresh groceries, flowers, and luxury beauty products.

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Keywords: Sunday retail delivery, retail supply chain, value chain, logistics & supply chain, small package delivery