Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The new change begins in August, but does not impact P.O. Boxes or package delivery. The move is estimated to save $2 billion annually.
The United States Postal Service announced today (Feb. 6) that the end is near for Saturday delivery. According to the U.S. Postal Service, Saturday mail delivery will end in August. The move, which does not affect package delivery, is expected to save $2 billion annually. Post Offices currently open on Saturday, however, will remain open on those days. Mail delivered to P.O. Boxes will continue on Saturday, as well. -- Read the full press release here. -- "The Postal Service is advancing an important new approach to delivery that reflects the strong growth of our package business and responds to the financial realities resulting from America’s changing mailing habits," said Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe, in a media release. "We …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The debut of the United States Postal Service's 46-cent Forever stamps brings rate changes on Jan. 27.
It's soon going to cost you an extra penny to mail a letter. The United States Postal Service announced recently that the effective Jan. 27, stamp prices will increase one cent to make way for the new 46-cent Forever stamp. The price to mail a one-ounce letter will increase from 45 cents to 46 cents, but the cost for letters weighing more than one ounce will stay the same, at 20 cents for each additional ounce. The announcement states letters under one ounce mailed anywhere internationally will cost $1.10 and postcard stamps will also see a one-cent increase, from 32 cents to 33 cents. Highlights of the new single-piece First-Class Mail pricing, effective Jan. 27, 2013 include: Those looking to save a few cents could stock up on the postal…
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Holiday packages are heading out through the mail, and the U.S. Postal Service expects more than 658 million items on just one day.
Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. That's what the United States Postal Service expects will be the busiest mailing day of the year. According to a press release, U.S. Postal Service officials predict more than 658 million cards, letters and packages will be mailed on that day, compared to 528 million pieces on an average day. Over the holidays, Thanksgiving to New Year's Eve, the U.S. Postal Service expects to deliver 17.9 billion cards, letters and packages. Because of this busy time, officials want to remind the public that Dec. 20 is the last day to send First-Class Mail, in order to have it reach its destination by Christmas Eve. After Dec. 20, the U.S. Postal Service recommends using Priority Mail, a 2-day service to most of the country. Any …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
The United States Postal Service offers tips and suggestions so holiday packages arrive in time for the holidays.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Are you one of the many holiday revelers with families and friends spread all over the country and the world? If so, even before you dive into that gift list, it's important to know how early must you buy, wrap and post holiday gifts so they get to their destination in time for the holidays. “The holiday season is the busiest time of year for the postal service but we are prepared to deliver,” Atlanta District Manager Salvatore Vacca said in a press release. During this holiday season, Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve, the postal service also expects: Here are some suggestions and mailing deadline dates from the United States Postal Service (USPS) to ensure your gifts are delivered on time and in one piece: USPS recommends the following mail…