Postal Service Plans to End Saturday Delivery

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Postal Service Plans to End Saturday Delivery.

The Postal Service is expected to announce on Wednesday morning that it will stop delivering letters and other mail on Saturdays, but continue to handle packages, a move the financially struggling agency said would save about $2 billion annually as it looks for ways to cut cost.

The agency has long sought Congressional approval to end mail delivery on Saturdays. But Congress, which continues to work on legislation to reform the agency, has resisted. It is unclear how the agency will be able to end the six-day delivery of mail without Congressional approval.

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  1. My mother in law remembers when they had Sunday delivery and around Christmas they had two deliveries a day to keep up with all the mail. These ideas are long gone.

  2. Here’s the Letter I send the Postmaster General:
    Dear Mr. Postmaster General:
    It is likely that this letter is the wrong venue for such a suggestion, however; I must
    suggest the U.S. Postal Service consider cancelling delivery service on Wednesdays
    instead of Saturday as planned.
    Saturday service at no additional charge may be the most important market advantage
    that the US Postal Service has over any other carrier. Ending Saturday service would
    serve to create a sizable disadvantage for the USPS compared to services offered by other
    national carriers such as FedEx, UPS, DHL, and others.
    As an alternative, cancelling delivery service on one of five weekdays, notably
    Wednesday (instead of the only weekend day) would seem to provide operational cost
    reductions similar to ending Saturday delivery while greatly limiting the reduction in
    value to USPS customers. Mail already in transit would simply arrive Thursday instead of
    Wednesday, a minor inconvenience to most businesses and one that may go unnoticed by
    many residential customers. Offering Wednesday delivery at a premium similar to that of
    Saturday delivery or overnight could also be an option for additional revenue generation.
    Thank you for your honest consideration of my suggestion.

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