Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Proposed postal change bad news for Netflix

The U.S. Postal Service said Wednesday that it wants to cut back deliveries to five days a week. That would mean one less delivery day for Netflix subscribers to receive DVDs in the mail.
Netflix prides itself on fast delivery of DVDs in metropolitan areas and this could harm its reputation.
The postmaster general asked Congress to lift the requirement that the agency deliver mail six days a week. The postal service is facing massive deficits because of dwindling mail volume, according to an Associated Press story.
It’s a good thing that Netflix is promoting its digital delivery of movies over the Internet as an alternative at no extra charge for subscribers.
Rain, snow or heat can’t stop postal workers from making their appointed rounds, but budget cuts can.

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