A proposal would end Saturday first-class mail delivery.
The U.S. Postal Service is reportedly announcing on Wednesday that it will stop Saturday first-class mail delivery by Aug. 1, reported CBS News. Mail personnel have delivered mail on Saturdays for 150 years, but the plan is to end regular mail service, while maintaining Saturday delivery for packages and express mail, said CBS News. The move is the latest attempt by the cash-strapped federal department to save money. It has already cut employees and service, but still reportedly lost $16 billion last year. What do you think about this idea? Would you miss Saturday mail service?
Facing bankruptcy, the U.S. Postal Service is planning to close post offices and processing centers, which will slow delivery.
Facing bankruptcy, the U.S Postal Service is cutting its delivery standards for the first time in 40 years. The agency is planning cuts to first-class mail next spring that will slow delivery, the Huffington Post reports. The implications would cut expectations that a letter dropped in the mail today, would arrive next-day. Instead, a letter dropped in the mail today, may not reach a neighbor for at least two days. This could also impact time-sensitive newspapers and magazines, Netflix's DVD delivery and mail-order prescription drugs. The delivery changes are part of an estimated $3 billion in reductions from the Postal Service in an effort to quickly trim costs. The cuts, which are being finalized now, would close roughly 250 of the …