Postal service plans to eliminate Saturday delivery
The U.S. Postal Service’s plan to eliminate Saturday carrier delivery of letters, catalogues and magazines begins August 5, said Michele Martel, district communications coordinator with the USPS.
However, post office box customers will still get letters, catalogues and magazines placed in their boxes 6 days a week.
Package delivery to all customers will still be 6 days a week.
There is a plan under development for delivering packages 7 days a week because, while letter mail volume has declined, package volume is up 20%, said Martel. Express Mail would be delivered 6 days a week and possibly even on Sundays and holidays, as it is now, she added.
Retail post office window hours would continue as they are. If an office is now open on Saturday, it will continue to be open on Saturday.
This change is expected to trim $2 billion a year in operating expenses. “Our research tells us that 70% of customers favor one less delivery day for letters if it means increased financial stability for the Postal Service,” said Martel.