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How Amazon’s Relationship With the Post Office Really Works

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Since signing a landmark five-year contract in 2013 to deliver packages on Sundays, Amazon.com Inc. and the U.S. Postal Service have declared their business relationship a success. The president firmly disagrees. In a series of Twitter messages in recent days, Donald Trump accused Amazon, the giant e-retailer, of draining the postal service of money it can’t afford to lose. Now Trump is ordering up a task force to review the post office’s business practices.

On Twitter, Trump said that Amazon is "costing the United States Post Office massive amounts of money for being their Delivery Boy," a situation that puts "many thousands of retailers out of business." He repeated a claim that the postal service loses "$1.50 on average for each package it delivers for Amazon" and said "only fools, or worse" believe the postal service makes money from doing business with Amazon.