Wednesday, April 10, 2013
United States Postal Service reversed its decision to end standard mail delivery on Saturdays.
The United States Postal Service has backed off a plan to stop Saturday mail delivery, citing lack of cooperation from Congress, ABC News reports. The USPS Board of Governors said restrictive language prevents it from going ahead with the plan to eliminate Saturday delivery of mail by Aug. 1, according to a USPS statement. "The Board continues to support the transition to a new national delivery schedule. Such a transition will generate approximately $2 billion in annual cost savings and is a necessary part of a larger five-year business plan to restore the Postal Service to long-term financial stability," according to the USPS statement. In February, USPS said its current business model of delivery mail six days a week is no longer …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The U.S. Postal Service announced it will end Saturday mail delivery by Aug. 1. Speak out: How will this affect you?
Calling the six-days-per-week mail delivery business model “no longer sustainable,” the U.S. Postal Service Wednesday morning announced it will eliminate Saturday delivery of mail by Aug. 1. The plan to change delivery from six days a week to five would only affect first-class mail. Packages, mail-order medicines, priority and express mail would still be delivered on Saturdays. The Niles Post Office, 6977 W. Oakton Road, and Morton Grove Post Office, 9114 Waukegan Road, will remain open on Saturdays. Niles Post Office Saturday hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Morton Grove's hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. According to the U.S. Postal Service, the reasons are continued economic struggles and the increasing use of the Internet for communications …
Monday, January 28, 2013
The cost to mail one ounce letter and postcards has increased starting today.
Prices at the post office are higher than ever. Beginning today, the cost to mail a one ounce letter has increased to 46 cents a stamp. That’s up from 45 cents in 2012. Mailing a postcard also costs one penny more at 33 cents. The same increase was imposed in 2012. New Domestic pricing for Priority Mail Flat Rate products are as follows: What do you think about the post office price increases? Tell us in the comments section.