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An employee works at an Amazon fulfillment center. (PHILIPPE MERLE/AFP/Getty Images)

DALLAS -- Amazon said it will use the U.S. Postal Service to bring packages to your doorstep under a new deal beginning this week in the Los Angeles and New York metropolitan areas, and next year in Dallas.

The Los Angeles Times said the Sunday service will roll out year-round next year in Dallas, New Orleans, Phoenix and other cities.

The Times said that the deal with Amazon could be a boon for the cash-strapped Postal Service, which has been losing millions of dollars a year.

A USPS spokeswoman told the Times that while general letter delivery has been declining, package volume is "increasing in double-digit percentages."

(Atlanta Business Chronicle)

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