US postal services have been slow to respond to Amazon’s bid for more business, with a number of US postal agencies saying they are considering not sending FedEx trucks to the online retailer’s warehouse.
The postal service’s refusal to send mail from its warehouses has been criticised by the online marketplace as being a violation of the US postal contract with the US government.
The US Postal Service said on Friday it was considering not delivering any packages to its Amazon warehouses, but did not give any further details.
The USPS said it would not send FedEx trucks.
Amazon’s website says it has warehouses across the US and around the world and that it delivers packages via “the most reliable and secure logistics network in the world”.
Amazon said it had more than a million packages delivered from its warehouse since January, which it said was “up by a staggering 94 per cent”.
The USPS has said it is not looking for additional business from Amazon, and said it does not have plans to build a new distribution centre in New York City.
Amazon said on its website that it “does not have any plans to expand our distribution footprint beyond New York”.
It added that “Amazon warehouses are our busiest point of delivery in the US”.
A spokeswoman for the USPS said the agency “does NOT want to expand to New York” and would look at other locations if that would “create additional strain” on its existing infrastructure.
The spokeswoman added that USPS would not be sending shipments to New Zealand and that “USPS has no specific delivery plan in place for the foreseeable future”.