The Amazon at night
OK, not "The Amazon", but Amazon.com.
I just got email notification that my order has shipped. At a quarter to ten. P.M. On a Sunday. What sort of crazy deal does Amazon have with UPS, anyway?
Serious question. Anyone know? They have to be sending thousand of tons — more — of stuff a year to all over the globe with this carrier. UPS must be wetting itself. What's it offering? 24/7 pickups, huge price breaks, what? There has to be something screwy going on for Amazon Prime to be profitable, for instance (Two day shipping, for free, on anything, for $70 per year? It can't all be the Costco/Health Club algorithm of "they'll pay but not use", can it?)