"There will be no more Saturday delivery of first-class mail by this summer, Aug. 1. However, packages will still be delivered."
The decision was inevitable after the Postal Service lost $16 billion last year.
No Saturday delivery means most mailers, letters and catalogs would not arrive on Saturdays, ending a 150-year tradition.
The plan to go from from six days a week to five days would only affect first-class mail, while packages, mail-order medicines, priority and express mail would still get delivered on Saturdays.
Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., says the move will save the struggling postal service $2 billion a year.
"It's a proper business decision and (in the) long run, good for the Postal Service and good for Americans."
The Postal Service has lost $41 billion dollars over the past six years as more and more Americans turned to private shippers, email, and online banking.
It might seem strange at first not to have mail in your mailbox after Aug. 1, but you will get used to it. Many people don't get much mail over the weekend anyway. Some people are so busy on Saturday that they don't even go to their mailboxes on Saturday.
We'll get used to having no mail delivery on Saturday!