Donald Trump has issued a series of Tweets in recent days claiming that Amazon is ripping off the US “Post Office”. He has claimed: “It is reported that the U.S. Post Office will lose $1.50 on average for each package it delivers for Amazon. That amounts to Billions of Dollars….This Post Office scam must stop. Amazon must pay real costs (and taxes) now!” And also: “Only fools, or worse, are saying that our money losing Post Office makes money with Amazon. THEY LOSE A FORTUNE, and this will be changed. Also, our fully tax paying retailers are closing stores all over the country...not a level playing field!” And most recently: “I am right about Amazon costing the United States Post Office massive amounts of money for being their Delivery Boy. Amazon should pay these costs (plus) and not have them bourne by the American Taxpayer.” But is Trump right? Is the US Post Office is losing money? And, if so, is Amazon to blame? Is the US Post … [Read more...] about Is Amazon really costing the US Post Office billions of dollars a year, as Donald Trump suggests?
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President Donald Trump lit into Amazon.com Inc. for the second time in three days with a pair of Twitter messages that said the online retailer “must pay real costs (and taxes) now!”The president on Saturday claimed, citing reports he didn’t specify, that the U.S. Postal Service “will lose $1.50 on average for each package it delivers for Amazon” and added that the “Post Office scam must stop.” Amazon has said the postal service, which has financial problems stretching back for years, makes money on its deliveries.Amazon shed $53 billion in market value on Wednesday after Axios reported that the president is “obsessed” with regulating the e-commerce giant, whose founder and chief executive officer, Jeff Bezos, also owns the Washington Post newspaper. Those losses were pared on Thursday, the final day of a shortened trading week, even as Trump tweeted that Amazon was using the postal service as its “Delivery Boy.”White … [Read more...] about Trump Renews Amazon Attack, Says ‘Post Office Scam’ Must Stop
Donald Trump is again attacking the online retailer Amazon, calling its business deal with the US Postal Service to deliver packages a money losing agreement that hurts US taxpayers. Federal regulators, however, have found the contract with Amazon to be profitable. In tweets on Saturday, Mr Trump said “the US Post Office will lose $1.50 (£1) on average for each package it delivers for Amazon. That amounts to billions of dollars”. He added: “If the PO ‘increased its parcel rates, Amazon’s shipping costs would rise by $2.6 Billion’. This post office scam must stop. Amazon must pay real costs (and taxes) now!” Read more Donald Trump orders suspension of $200m in recovery aid for Syria Donald Trump openly attacks Amazon over taxes and business practices Donald Trump says Second Amendment ‘will never be repealed’ Donald Trump ‘wants the military to pay’ for his Mexico border wall These farmers voted … [Read more...] about Donald Trump renews attack on Amazon as he accuses retailer of running a US Post Office ‘scam’
0 Have your say In London last week I was paying for stamps in a post office, having waited in a queue to do so for the longest possible time, to be met with, “Foreign money, eh?” and a suspicious turning from one side to the other of the crisp £20 note I’d just handed over. Then the very jolly postmaster – originally from Delhi, he later told me – turned to his wife, who was also serving customers, and let out a great pleased-with-himself laugh. “Foreign money indeed, for you see, it’s Scottish!” he cried, and she joined in with the fun. “And therefore,” I was then able to say, when the laughter had died down, “thank goodness, and for now, at least...The money is not foreign at all.” At this, the whole queue erupted into a relieved discussion about the benefits of Union. “Let’s make sure Scotland never becomes a foreign country to the rest of the UK” was the general consensus in the … [Read more...] about Kirsty Gunn: Post office gets my stamp of approval
WHETHER it’s an important legal document or a gift, sometimes we all fret that parcels won’t make it to their final destination.From “signed for” to “UK guaranteed” delivery – these are the different Post Office and private delivery package options explained.Post Office rates for first class parcels start at just £3.35 online or £3.40 in store for a small package.This includes compensation of up to £20 in the case of lose or damage.You can send items up to 20kg, with heavier packages costing more money.The Post Office aims to deliver the parcel the next day (excluding Sundays).Your friend will have to be in to sign for their parcel – giving you peace of mind.Royal Mail offer compensation of up to £50, and you can check that the item has been delivered online.Prices start at £1.66 for 2nd Class letters – and £3.90 for small parcels.Parcelforce offer fully tracked delivery within two working days, with … [Read more...] about What are tracked, signed-for, recorded and guaranteed delivery options? All you need to know about parcel and letter posting options…