Set to begin the week of August 5, 2013, the United States Postal Service has announced its plan to hopefully generate $2 billion of annual cost savings today. The Postal Service will transition to a new delivery schedule that includes package delivery service Monday through Saturday and mail delivery service Monday through Friday. This will eliminate Saturday as a mail delivery day to street addresses.
According to conducted research, nearly 70% of Americans support the switch to five day mail delivery in order for the Postal Service to reduce costs. Once the plan is implemented, mail addressed to PO Boxes will continue to be delivered on Saturdays and post offices currently open on Saturdays will remain open.
For additional information, view the United States Postal Services’ press release regarding the announcement.