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No More Saturday Mail From the Postal Service

| On 06, Feb 2013

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Change is coming to American mailboxes everywhere.

The U.S. Postal Service announced its most recent changes that has a lot of people talking. Mail will no longer be delivered to customers on Saturdays beginning in August.

Anyone who has a post office box will still get their mail delivered on Saturdays, however. Packages will also be delivered six days a week because the agency has seen a 14 percent upswing in this growth area.

The move to cut Saturday delivery is expected to save the agency $2 billion a year. The Postal Service has Congressional oversight, but receives no money from the lawmaking body. Originally, Congress had opposed five-day delivery, but that provision was removed from the Hurricane Sandy relief bill. Through a budget technicality, the USPS was able to move forward with the plan to axe Saturday services.

By August, you will have an extra day to wait for the letter you may be anticipating. Or, it could be an extra day to hold off the bill you DO NOT want to see. Pick your poison….

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