‘Daily Sentinel’ to Start Delivering Parcels

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By: E&P Staff

The Daily Sentinel in Grand Junction, Colo., is taking on Big Brown, FedEx, and the Pony Express. The paper is leveraging its distribution know-how by delivering packages.

“We have one of the most sophisticated, on-time, early delivery networks,” Daily Sentinel Publisher Alex Taylor told the Rocky Mountain News. “It makes sense to let our business partners benefit from that.”

Consumers and businesses in the area can use Sentinel Express to deliver packages (mostly small parcels) for about one-third the cost of other services, depending upon where it’s going and the size.

Sentinel Express’ morning delivery service to most places will get packages there before noon.

“It’s one of the things we do best,” Taylor told the Rocky Mountain News. “Sometimes when it’s snowing or there’s an ice storm, you may not get your mail, but you’ll always get your newspaper. If people want to pay us to carry other things too, there’s no reason why we shouldn’t.”

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