Emboldened by rapid growth in e-commerce shipping, the cash-strapped US Postal Service is moving aggressively this holiday season to start a premium service for the Internet shopper seeking the instant gratification of a store purchase: same-day package delivery. Teaming with major retailers, the post office will begin the expedited service in San Francisco on Dec. 12 at a price similar to its competitors. If it goes smoothly, the program will expand next year to other big cities such as Boston, Chicago, and New York.
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