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Amazon, Netflix split on plan to cut Saturday mail

By Ed O'Keefe

Lawmakers on Wednesday will hear split views on proposed cuts in Saturday mail delivery from two of the nation's leading online retailers and largest customers of the U.S. Postal Service.

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Representatives of Amazon.com will call delivery cuts "a bad idea," while Netflix, the DVD mail-rental company, will say cuts would have little, if any, impact on its subscribers, according to testimony provided by congressional aides and prepared for a House-Senate hearing on the future of the mail agency.

"Ceasing Saturday deliveries would be much worse for our rural customers, who simply would not be able to receive parcels on Saturday because there are no alternatives," Amazon Vice President Paul Misener will tell lawmakers. The online retailer would shift at least a sixth of its business to other carriers if the Postal Service stops delivering on Saturdays, Misener will say.

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By Ed O'Keefe  | June 22, 2010; 10:45 PM ET
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