Postal Announcement – New 5 Day Delivery

As most of you already know the post office has seen declining first class mail and continues to look for ways to cut costs. This morning Patrick R. Donahoe announced that the post office has plans to cut out Saturday delivery of first class, periodicals and catalogs starting August 1, 2013. Packages will continue to be delivered on Saturdays. The post office has appealed to congress several times in the last few years to do this, however this time they seem to be trying to do it without congressional approval. Eliminating Saturday delivery is estimated to save $2 billion dollars annually to help the troubled post office align revenue with spending. Many believe this will be a game changer for our industry. It looks like 2013 is going to keep everyone on their toes as more news related to the post office changes are released.

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“USPS announces new delivery schedule” 02/06/13

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About the Author: Jim Gibbs

Vice President of Sales & Marketing at The Dingley Press. Jim has been with Dingley since 2002 and lives in Maine near our Lisbon, Maine plant location.