According to the United States Postal Service, a new delivery schedule will begin during the week of August 5th, 2013 that includes package delivery Monday through Saturday, and mail delivery Monday through Friday.

“The Postal Service is advancing an important new approach to delivery that reflects the strong growth of our package business and responds to the financial realities resulting from America’s changing mailing habits,” said Patrick R. Donahoe, Postmaster General and CEO.

Once implemented during August 2013, mail delivery to street addresses will occur Monday through Friday. Packages will continue to be delivered six days per week. Mail addressed to PO boxes will continue to be delivered on Saturdays. Post Offices currently open on Saturdays will remain open on Saturdays.

The Postal Service is making the announcement today, more than six months in advance of implementing five-day mail delivery schedule, to give residential and business customers time to plan and adjust. The Postal Service plans to publish specific guidance in the near future for residential and business customers about its new delivery schedule.

MailSmart Logistics is in touch with postal representatives and our delivery partners to assess the impact, if any, on MailSmart Logistic clients.

Information and images directly from United States Postal Service.