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Monday, November 11, 2013

Bloomberg: Amazon.com and the U.S. Postal Service are teaming up to offer Sunday delivery.

Customers in New York and Los Angeles can start choosing Sunday delivery at no extra cost from this week. The service will expand to Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, New Orleans and other cities next year, Amazon said in a statement today.

While Amazon is seeking to siphon away customers from Target Corp. and other retailers, it’s also facing competition from online-shopping sites that are rolling out new services to get products to customers more quickly and efficiently. EBay Inc. offers deliveries under an hour, seven days a week, for some products, and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. operates a same-day delivery service for groceries and household goods.

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