(pic from Flickr user Donald Lee Pardue)
Well we know the U.S. Postal Service has been going under financially for a while now. So they have finally made the decision to stop Saturday deliveries. The post office said a five-day mail delivery schedule would begin in August and shave about $2 billion a year from its losses, which were $15.9 billion last year. The Postal Service would continue to deliver packages six days a week, and post offices would still be open on Saturdays. Reducing Saturday delivery is in line with mail services in several other industrialized countries like Australia, Canada and Sweden, which deliver five days a week.
Whether the post office is ultimately blocked by an act of Congress or it tries to move ahead with ending letter delivery on Saturdays, the announcement on Wednesday moves postal overhaul legislation — which had stalled for many months — up the Congressional agenda.
I can see business owners perhaps feeling like this would be a burden for them. But for me? Not at all. In this day where most of our banking is online......it would be one less day to get junk mail I didn't sign up for.