President Donald Trump ignited for the second time in three days at Amazon.com with a Twitter message stating that the online retailer "must now pay real costs (and taxes)!"
The president on Saturday claimed, citing reports he did not specify that the US Postal Service "lost $ 1.50 on average for every package it delivers to Amazon," adding that the "post office" Fraud must be stopped. " Amazon has said the post has financial problems
Amazon lost $ 53 billion in market value on Wednesday after Axios reported that the president was "obsessed" with governing the e-commerce giant, whose founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, also owns the Washington Post newspaper. These losses were reduced on Thursday, the last day of a shortened trading week, though Trump tweeted that Amazon was using the post as a "Delivery Boy".
The White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said Thursday that the president was dissatisfied with the e-commerce giant, and in particular cases where third-party vendors did not charge VAT on the site were not administrative at the time Measures against Amazon planned.
Nevertheless, Brad Parscale, who heads the company's Trumps presidential campaign in 2020, indicated in a tweet late Thursday that the government could increase Amazon postal costs. "Once the market finds out that a single change to the @usps Rule @ amazon's bottom line will undermine, we'll see," wrote Parscale.
Amazon.com and the Washington Post were regular punching bags for Trump. In July, the president considered whether the newspaper was "used as a lobby weapon" to prevent Congress from investigating Amazon's business practices. He repeated this comment on Saturday, saying that the post office is "being used as a & # 39; lobbyist & # 39; and should register."
Trump spends the Easter weekend at his resort in Palm Beach, Florida, arriving at nearby Trump International Golf Club early Saturday shortly after the tweets were released. He also criticized Amazon on Twitter during his winter vacation in Mar-a-Lago, saying in December that the post office "would demand MUCH more for parcel delivery."
Amazon regularly uses the USPS to complete the so-called "last" delivery of mail carriers, which deliver about 1
While all details of the agreement between Amazon and the US The postal service is unknown – the mail carrier is operated independently and makes confidential arrangements with retailers – David Vernon, an analyst with Bernstein Research, who tracks the shipping industry, estimated that in 2015 the USPS had handled 40 percent of the Amazon volume in the previous year. He guessed at the time that Amazon paid the post 2 dollars per parcel, which is about half that it would pay to UPS or FedEx.
A sudden increase in postage costs would cost Amazon around $ 2.6 billion a year, according to a April 2017 Citigroup report. This report predicted that United Parcel Service and FedEx would also increase prices in response to a postal service increase.
Citigroup also said that the "true" cost of shipping packaging for the USPS is about 50 percent higher than the current rates, which led some editors to conclude that Amazon received the kind of subsidies that Trumps Tweet from the Was quoted on Thursday.
But the losses of the postal service have little to do with Amazon and more with its huge health obligations and the dwindling use of first-class mail. Swiss Post raises one of the world's lowest stamp prices
"The Postal Administration has consistently found that Amazon's contracts with the USPS are profitable," the statement says. "Amazon has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in a network of more than 20 parcel sorting facilities that flow directly into the last-mile USPS network, bypassing most of the USPS network, resulting in more efficient processes and thousands of jobs associated economic benefits in local communities. "
The president's tweet also assumes that Amazon would be forced to pay if the postal service increased its rates for packages. But Amazon has set up its own shipping operations in the US and elsewhere in the world to minimize costs.
Under a new service that will be introduced this year, Amazon would monitor the collection of packages from third-party warehouse deliveries to home addresses