Postal Service to End Saturday Mail Delivery in Bid to Cut Costs

The U.S. Postal Service plans to announce Wednesday that it will end Saturday mail delivery, in one of the most significant steps taken to date to cut costs at the struggling agency.

A source familiar with the decision confirmed the plan to Fox News.

Under the proposal, the Postal Service will continue to deliver packages six days a week. The plan, which is aimed at saving about $2 billion, would start to take effect in August.

The move accentuates one of the agency’s strong points — package delivery has increased by 14 percent since 2010, officials say, while the delivery of letters and other mail has declined with the increasing use of email and other Internet use.

Under the new plan, mail would still be delivered to post office boxes on Saturdays. Post offices now open on Saturdays would remain open on Saturdays.

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  • devilschild

    The one gripe I have about package delivery is when my package arrives in my area by Fed Ex or UPS and is handed over to the post office for delivery to my home which drags the delivery out another day or two.

    • WOOF

      The commercial carriers give it to USPS cause it’s more efficient. Rural mail service will fall apart if Republicans can privatize delivery. Think you’ll be able to send an envelope to San Diego for 45 cents ?

      • devilschild

        I only have the one small gripe. That’s all I got.

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