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Amazon Partners with Flywheel to Hail Taxi Cabs for Packages

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Amazon has a new tactic to deliver packages at a faster rate—and it involves taxis. Amazon is using the Flywheel app to hail the taxis, and paying cabbies $5 per package (with multiple packages going to a single ZIP code location), the WSJ reports. Mashable says that the company has been testing the program in SF and LA in anticipation of the upcoming holiday delivery slam. So the next time an unexpected taxi pulls up to your door, don't feel alarmed—it's probably your most recent Amazon order.
· Report: Amazon testing taxi cabs to speed up deliveries [Mashable]
· USPS Will Continue Delivering Groceries in SF for Two Years [Racked SF]