By Jacqueline Renfrow
Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) has begun testing a grocery delivery service in San Francisco using the U.S. Postal Service.
A spokesperson called it a “small test,” adding that Amazon is “always looking for new and innovative ways to deliver packages to customers,” reported Geek Wire. It will last for two months and the groceries will be delivered between 3 a.m. and 7 a.m., when trucks are not already in use.
The containers of food are already insulated so the trucks don’t need to be refrigerated.
If successful, Amazon may consider rolling out the service to more locations.
The partnership is an extension of the November 2013 agreement that USPS would start delivering Amazon packages on Sundays in the Los Angeles and New York areas. That program expanded in spring to include Sunday delivery to 15 new cities.
The online retailer has been testing out other new delivery strategies as of late. The company recently expanded its “Get It Today” package delivery service to reach more metro areas and include 1 million products.
Amazon’s grocery delivery service, Fresh, exists in a handful of markets including Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
The retailer is still committed to eventually testing and launching a drone-based delivery service.
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