I know, I know – that sounds insane, right?
Look, Amazon has been in the business of insane for a long time. It was insane to try to sell every book in the world all on one website. It was insane to open up 20 gazillion distribution centers. It was insane to offer free 2-day shipping. It was insane to offer same day delivery. It will be insane to offer delivery by drone.
Yet Amazon has done or will do all of that (by the way, the drone thing was the single most brilliant PR move in the history of PR. Drones are years and years and years away, yet the entire country was talking about it non stop the day after it was announced, which just so happened to be Cyber Monday. Just….freaking….brilliant)
Amazon has always had a very clear mission: make their customers happy at any cost. To do that, Amazon must control the entire process end-to-end. Can you imagine being insanely driven to satisfy your customers and then handing off your precious cargo to the USPS for delivery? That’s like handing a bouquet of balloons to a car full of clowns holding needles. Seriously, it must keep Mr. Bezos in cold sweats every night.
The USPS loses a Bazillion Kazillion dollars a year. It’s completely inefficient and technically archaic. USPS employees are forced to be apathetic – there’s so much red tape in that system that employees couldn’t improve it if they wanted to, and so they just zombie-out over time.
Is it really that much of a stretch for Amazon to step in and take it over? If the USPS were privatized, would anyone really be upset at faster delivery times and cheaper postal rates? Would the USPS drones be afraid of dogs?
What would that be…350 million US Prime Members? That’s a lot of Downton Abbey streaming, folks 😉
I would love to hear your thoughts on this in the comments below. Am I insane? I mean, more than normal?
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