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US Postal Service announces new delivery schedule



Published: Wed, February 6, 2013 @ 10:19 a.m.

WASHINGTON — The United States Postal Service today announced plans to transition to a new delivery schedule during the week of Aug. 5 that includes package delivery Monday through Saturday, and mail delivery Monday through Friday.

The Postal Service expects to generate cost savings of approximately $2 billion annually, once the plan is fully implemented.

“The Postal Service is advancing an important new approach to delivery that reflects the strong growth of our package business and responds to the financial realities resulting from America’s changing mailing habits,” said Patrick R. Donahoe, Postmaster General and CEO. “We developed this approach by working with our customers to understand their delivery needs and by identifying creative ways to generate significant cost savings.”

Over the past several years, the Postal Service has advocated shifting to a five-day delivery schedule for mail and packages. However, recent strong growth in package delivery (14 percent volume increase since 2010) and projections of continued strong package growth throughout the coming decade led to the revised approach to maintain package delivery six days a week.


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1123goz(505 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

This new schedule is not a problem in my book. And before some nitwit says 'we don't need the postal service, UPS does it better", as I have heard on the radio talk shows, try sending your Christmas cards out at 5-6 dollars each. That's why UPS makes money.
Home delivery of your stuff for 50 cents? Quite a service if you ask me.

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