There’s a new entry on the list of online food delivery services. It’s, um, the Postal Service. Yes, that’s right, the folks who can’t get your mail to you in under a week are supposed to be able to get your groceries to you the same day you order them. They’ve partnered with Amazon, which is good about delivery–because they usually do it through UPS.
So call us skeptical, but here, from Internet Retailer, are the details about the service, which has just been approved to expand in the San Francisco area over the next two years:
“The Postal Service has been testing early-morning grocery deliveries in recent months with Amazon.com Inc., No. 1 in the 2014 Internet Retailer Top 500. 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.”
The Post Office did not disclose the prices for its service, but we hope it realizes that “perishable” is not synonymous with “Forever.”