Wednesday, the United States Post Office (USPS) announced that they will stop delivering the mail on Saturdays, but packages will still be delivered six days a week; the cutback may save the post office $2 billion every year. The USPS cuts Saturday mail news has created a buzz. The post office is expected to officially release the news later today in a press conference, according to the LA Times.
The post office has been struggling over the last few years and has neared bankruptcy several times. They have asked for heavy increases, but have been denied by Congress. It is unclear how this latest announcement will be met by Congress.
Since 2010, package delivery has increased by 14 percent, while first class mail delivery has declined.
Mail will be delivered Monday through Friday to homes and businesses, and post office boxes will still have Saturday mail. Any post office that is currently open on Saturday will still be open.
The post office said that they believe that most of United States public will agree with the change, and that 7 out of 10 Americans agreed that it was for the best in a recent poll.
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Sources: The Las Angeles Times
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