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. Post offices will remain open Saturdays and package deliveries will still occur on Saturdays, according to the U.S. Postal Service. The Postal Service said the reasons for ending Saturday mail delivery are continued economic struggles and the increasing use of the Internet for communications and bill paying by consumers. The U.S. Postal Service is also the only federal agency required to pre-fund health benefits for retirees, and those costs are escalating quickly. “Our current business model of delivering mail six days a week is no longer …
Monday, January 14, 2013
U.S. Postal Service rates are set to increase by one cent on Jan. 27.
Residents going to the post office will need to carry an extra penny or two. Postage rates will rise slightly this month, according to the U.S. Postal Service. According to an announcement by the postal service, new postage rates go into effect on Jan. 27, with letter and postcard stamps being affected. The U.S. Postal Service relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations and doesn’t receive tax dollars for operating expenses. Stamp prices will increase one cent, from 45 cents to 46 cents, to mail one-ounce letters. Postcard stamps will also see a one-cent increase, from 32 cents to 33 cents. The cost for letters weighing more than one ounce will stay the same, at 20 cents for each additional ounce. …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Thanks to a very special U.S. Postal Service program, "Santa" will reply to children who mail him their Christmas wish lists this holiday season.
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Thursday, November 29, 2012
Every year, millions of children sit down to make a wish list for Santa, hoping he will make all of their Christmas dreams come true. But what if Santa actually wrote back? The United States Postal Service is now accepting "Letters From Santa," a program that allows any person to play Santa by sending a letter signed by Saint Nick to any child. According to a postal service news release, "The 'Letters From Santa' program helps parents fulfill the dreams of their own children." Instructions to send a letter from Santa: Letters to Santa can also be dropped off at your local post office.
Monday, December 5, 2011
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The U.S. Postal Service announced it plans cuts that are expected to slow first-class mail delivery, which could eliminate the chance for stamped letters to arrive at a destination the next day. The U.S.P.S is expected to release details on an expected $3 billion in reductions on Monday, as part of a wide-ranging effort to quickly trim costs. The changes could push more business onto the Internet, as the cuts may slow check payments, DVDs-by-mail, and mail-order prescription drugs, as well as newspapers and magazines. An Associated Press article printed in The New York Times earlier this year labeled the U.S. Postal Service as a money-losing business. The article said that in 2010 the postal service spent $75 billion, but only took in $67 …