Later today, the USPS will announce that they will stop delivering mail on Saturdays but will continue delivering packages six days a week. The move is expected to cut costs for the financially ailing company. The Associated Press reports:
In an announcement scheduled for later Wednesday, the service is expected to say the cut, beginning in August, would mean a cost saving of about $2 billion annually.The move accentuates one of the agency’s strong points — package delivery has increased by 14 percent since 2010. The delivery of letters and other mail has declined with the increasing use of email and other Internet use.
I am interested to see how this affects Americans in the long term. I think for me it won’t matter either way. Perhaps it may delay a bill or two from getting to me on a Saturday. But I don’t mind that at all! I’d rather enjoy my weekend and worry about the bills on Monday! They’re not going anywhere!
Will the end of mail delivery on Saturday affect you? Speak your mind!