The United State Postal Service (USPS) has delivered mail six days a week since 1863, and they’re not stopping now.
In January, the USPS announced they intended to eliminate most Saturday mail delivery across the country, a move designed to save more than $2 billion a year. But letter carriers and their union, along with some elected officials, objected to this move and recently persuaded Congress to block the Post Office from following through on its cost-cutting plans.
“Although disappointed with this Congressional action, the [USPS Board of Governors] will follow the law and has directed the Postal Service to delay implementation of its new delivery schedule until legislation is passed that provides the Postal Service with the authority to implement a financially appropriate and responsible delivery schedule,” the USPS said in a statement.
As of now, USPS 6-day delivery is here to stay. So what does this mean for your deliveries? Will the USPS have to charge more to meet their budget? Only time will tell. However, one thing is certain – mailing with MailSmart Logistics will save your organization money no matter how many days the USPS is delivering. In addition, our clients often report improved delivery times as well as more consistency. Call a MailSmart representative to see how you can start saving.