USPS to launch same-day delivery test in San Francisco

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Washington, D.C.—The U.S. Postal Service plans to test a same-day delivery service, called Metro Post, designed for e-commerce companies. The test program will launch Nov. 12, initially in San Francisco, and run for at least a year, according to the USPS. Cut-off time for making a purchase would be around 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., with delivery between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., the USPS said. Pricing and e-commerce partners for the service were not announced. The USPS said it is looking to work with up to 10 companies during the trial. Last week, the USPS announced average postage price increases for 2013 of 2.57%.
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