The USPS cuts Saturday delivery of mail? That is sadly the case, so if you’ve grown comfortably accustomed to receiving your catalogs and magazines on the weekend through the mail, those days appear to be over.
According to CBS News, the USPS announced on Wednesday that, after losing a whopping $16 billion last year, they needed to make a major change in the structure of conducting business.
That big change? Slashing Saturday delivery entirely.
The change is expected to go into effect by August 1.
So what does this ultimately mean, you ask? Pretty much what it sounds like. Most mailers, letters, catalogs, magazines and more will not reach you until Monday, as USPS plans to stop all first class mail deliveries on Saturday by the summer.
But, there is some good news, believe it or not. While this new USPS decision affects first class mail, it does not affect priority mail or express mail. It will also not stop you from receiving your medicine by the mail, nor will you cease from receiving your packages via USPS.
So are big changes headed your way thanks to USPS? Yes and no. If you primarily receive catalogs and letters in the mail, you’ll notice a pretty dramatic change. But if you’re a frequent buyer on eBay, or receiving medicine in the mail every Saturday like clockwork, you’ll likely never ever notice the fact that USPS cut Saturday delivery.