Tuesday , 20 November 2018

Trump reportedly pushed USPS to double Amazon’s shipping rates

In keeping with new reporting from The Washington Submit, President trump personally pushed United States Postal Service head Megan Brennan to jack up delivery costs on Amazon and and different companies.

The story comes from unnamed sources, who counsel that, so far, the Postmaster Common has held out in opposition to strain from the President. If enacted, the brand new pricing construction would doubtless price the net retailer and others billions.  g

Amazon has been in Trump’s crosshairs from a while, after all. In late March, he took to Twitter to personally name out a “rip-off” he believed was costing the USPS “billions,” writing, “If the P.O. ‘elevated its parcel charges, Amazon’s delivery prices would rise by $2.6 Billion.’ This Submit Workplace rip-off should cease. Amazon should pay actual prices (and taxes) now!”

Brennan has reportedly pushed again on the notion that offers with corporations like Amazon have been a foul deal for the postal service, providing proof of the upsides of such partnerships in conferences with the President. She has additionally famous that such multiyear contracts wouldn’t be straightforward to interrupt.

However Trump’s criticism of Amazon clearly has a private component. Right here’s a nice compendium of the various occasions he’s gone after the corporate and its proprietor Jeff Bezos on Twitter — no less than via late-March. The criticism actually began to hit its stride round 2015. Bezos, after all, additionally personal The Washington Submit, a paper Trump has usually referred to as out for reporting “faux information.” 

Additional clouding all of that is the truth that the USPS hasn’t launched the specfics of its pricing offers with Amazon, for concern of given competing supply companies “an unfair benefit.” It has, nonetheless, insisted that it’s made cash on its offers with Amazon, regardless of the truth that the service reported a $2.7 billion loss in 2017.

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