An annual savings is expected by the United States Postal Service when a new policy has been implemented starting August 5, 2013. From Monday through Saturday is schedule for package delivery, while mail delivery Monday through Friday.
“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,” he added.
Following the announcement of USPS, packages are still their priority and will be in front of your door six days a week.
“The Postal Service plans to issue a revised comprehensive five-year financial plan in early March. This plan will identify important cost reduction activities and steps to restore the Postal Service to long-term financial stability,” USPS Washington, D.C.-area spokesman George Maffett told POLITICO.
On December 5, 2011 the USPS announced it would close more than half of its mail processing centers, eliminate 28,000 jobs and reduce overnight delivery of first-class mail. This will close down 252 of its 461 processing centers.
If new measures applied, does it means higher postage? Congress can do something about it, but USPS already announced their plans. Congress refused USPS request to save money.
USPS gaines revenue from their costumers not from the government. So, if they don't have high demand on mail or packages they will go bankcrupt.
After this announcement of USPS businesses will be affected by this measure and folks who depend on their Saturday mail delivery.