Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The U.S. Postal Service will end Saturday mail delivery by Aug. 1.
The U.S. Postal Service Wednesday morning announced it will eliminate Saturday delivery of mail by Aug. 1. The current six-days-per-week mail delivery business model is “no longer sustainable,” according to the U.S. Postal Service. Continued economic struggles and the increasing use of the Internet for communications and bill paying by consumers are among the key factors that lead to the decision. Saturday is also the lightest mail day of the week. “We must change in order to remain an integral part of the American community for decades to come,” reads a message on the U.S. Postal Service website. The good news is, the majority American’s don’t seem to mind whether they get Saturday mail delivered or not. A Rasmussen poll on mail delivery …
Monday, January 14, 2013
U.S. Postal Service rate hikes go into effect Jan. 27.
The cost to mail a letter is set to rise slightly later this month, after rate changes go into effect Jan. 27, according to the U.S. Postal Service. Stamp prices will increase one cent, from 45 cents to 46 cents, to mail one-ounce letters. This brings the cost of a standard 20-stamp book up from $9 to $9.20. Forever stamps, purchased for 45 cents before the price hike, are always good for mailing a one-ounce letter anytime in the future regardless of price changes, according to the U.S. Postal Service. The cost for letters weighing more than one ounce will stay the same, at 20 cents for each additional ounce, according to an announcement from the postal service. Postcard stamps will also see a one-cent increase, from 32 cents to 33 …
Friday, January 11, 2013
While it will only cost a penny more to mail a letter, shipping is a different story.
New cars, health insurance, electronics, college tuition—all of these things are expected to cost consumers more in 2013, according to USnews.com. We're even going to be paying up to 4 percent more for groceries. And you can now add the cost of mailing a letter or package to the list of increases this month. While a regular letter or post card will only cost a penny more, rates to ship some package are going up 6 percent. According to a press release from the U.S. Postal Service, beginning on Jan. 27, it will cost 46 cents, a penny more than last year, to mail 1-ounce, First Class letter to any location in the United States. This is the second price change for First Class stamps since 2008. Cost for letters of more than an ounce will …
Friday, November 30, 2012
The US Postal Service anticipates this will be its busiest holiday shipping season. Find out key dates to remember when mailing this holiday season.
Friday, November 30, 2012
-By Mary Ann Lopez The holiday rush is about to set in. Along with waiting in line to buy gifts at stores, the lines can be even longer at the post office as gift givers mail cards and packages to friends and family across the county and world. The USPS is anticipating this will be its biggest holiday season in its 237-year history. The postal service expects it will deliver 365 million packages this holiday season—a 20 percent increase over 2011, according to the USPS. The busiest mailing day for holiday cards and packages will be Dec. 17, when more than 655 million pieces of mail are expected to be processed—compared with 538 on an average day, the USPS said. The busiest delivery day for letters will be Dec. 19 and the busiest day for …