Less than two months until the End to Saturday Mail
The United States Postal Service announced plans to transition to a new delivery schedule during the week of Aug. 5, 2013 that includes package delivery Monday through Saturday, and mail delivery Monday through Friday.
Here's your Markit-in-a-Minute on the announcement from the USPS:
- The Postal Service expects to save approximately $2 billion annually
- The new delivery schedule reflects changes in America's mailing habits
- Package delivery has increased by 14% volume since 2010 and rising
- Service change is in effect August 2013
- Mail Delivery to street addresses will be Monday – Friday
- Packages will be delivered six days a week
- Market research indicates 70% of Americans support the switch
- The USPS announced this early to give everyone time to plan and adjust
- Postal Service plans to publish specific guidance in the near future
Postmaster General and CEO Patrick R. Donahoe said, "Our customers see strong value in the national delivery platform we provide and maintaining a six-day delivery schedule for packages is an important part of that platform,"