Wednesday, February 6, 2013
A proposal would end Saturday first-class mail delivery.
The U.S. Postal Service is reportedly announcing on Wednesday that it will stop Saturday first-class mail delivery by Aug. 1, reported CBS News. Mail personnel have delivered mail on Saturdays for 150 years, but the plan is to end regular mail service, while maintaining Saturday delivery for packages and express mail, said CBS News. The move is the latest attempt by the cash-strapped federal department to save money. It has already cut employees and service, but still reportedly lost $16 billion last year. What do you think about this idea? Would you miss Saturday mail service?
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The U.S. Postal Service offers tips and suggestions so holiday packages arrive in time for the holidays.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Are you one of the many people with families and friends spread all across the country and the world? If so, even before you dive into that gift list, it's important to know how early you must buy, wrap and post holiday gifts so they get to their destination in time for the holidays. Here are some suggestions and mailing deadline dates from the U.S. Postal Service to ensure your gifts are delivered on time and in one piece: Packing tips from the USPS: Calculated for December 25, 2012. Domestic Mail Class/Product Dates First-Class Mail® Service Dec. 20 Priority Mail® Service Dec. 21 Express Mail® Service Dec. 22 Parcel Post® Service Dec. 14 Destination Network Distribution Center (DNDC) Drop Ship Dec. 19 Destination Delivery Unit (DDU) Drop…
Saturday, January 21, 2012
The USPS will raise prices on forever stamps on Jan. 22 to 45 cents.
The price to mail a letter at your local post office will be slightly higher beginning Jan. 22. The cost of a USPS forever stamp will increase to 45 cents tomorrow, up one cent from its previous price. According to USA.gov, this is the first increase to the stamp's price since May, 2009. Also on the rise are the costs of send postcards and international letters, which will increase by three and seven cents respectively. What do you think? Will the change in price affect how you use the mail? Take our poll and share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Christmas cards, packages and gift returns—it's all about the timing of the mail during the holidays. Whether you're mailing to Africa, Santa Claus or someone in the military, you'd better get it stamped and sent on time.
Letters to Santa, gift orders and Christmas cards. They all depend on the mail, and timing, to make the holidays grand. Here are some things to know about the Post Office this holiday season. Known as the "official shipper of the holidays," the United States Postal Service released suggested mail-by dates to ensure packages, cards and letters reach their intended destinations on time for the holiday. For Domestic Mail: First-Class: Dec. 20 Priority Mail: Dec. 21 Express Mail: Dec. 22 Parcel Post: Dec. 15 DNDC Drop Ship: Dec. 19 DDU Drop Ship: Dec. 22 For International Mail: Global Express Guaranteed: Dec. 19 for Asia/Pacific Rim, Australia/New Zealand; Dec. 20 for Africa, Central and South America, Caribbean, Europe, Middle East; Dec. 21 …