Government Subsidizes $1.46 of Every Amazon Box Shipped, Study Finds

USPS picking winners and losers in retail world

Wall Street Journal July 14, 2017

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Excerpt:

In my neighborhood, I frequently walk past “shop local” signs in the windows of struggling stores.

Yet I don’t feel guilty ordering most of my family’s household goods on Amazon. In a world of fair competition, there will be winners and losers.

But when a mail truck pulls up filled to the top with Amazon boxes for my neighbors and me, I do feel some guilt. Like many close observers of the shipping business, I know a secret about the federal government’s relationship with Amazon: The U.S. Postal Service delivers the company’s boxes well below its own costs. Like an accelerant added to a fire, this subsidy is speeding up the collapse of traditional retailers in the U.S. and providing an unfair advantage for Amazon.

Read more at: https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-the-post-office-gives-amazon-special-delivery-1499987531

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