Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Package delivery would continue on Saturdays. The plan reportedly would save the agency about $2 billion annually.
The U.S. Postal Service reportedly will end Saturday mail delivery in August 2013, but would continue to deliver packages on Saturdays. According to an ABC News report, the agency is making the move to curb financial losses. The plan would save the agency about $2 billion annually, the report says. Also, delivery to post office boxes would continue on Saturdays, the report says. And post offices now open on Saturdays would remain open on Saturdays. -- How would ending Saturday mail delivery affect you? Do you support this move? Share your opinions in the comments below. Over the past several years, the Postal Service has advocated shifting to a five-day delivery schedule for mail and packages. Though an independent agency, the service …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
The debut of the U.S. Postal Service's 46-cent Forever stamps brings rate changes at the end of the month.
Saturday, January 12
It's soon going to cost you an extra penny to mail a letter. The U.S. Post Office 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 service's …
Monday, December 3, 2012
The USPS offers tips and suggestions so holiday packages arrive in time for the holidays.
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 USPS to ensure your gifts are delivered on time and in one piece: The Postal Service recommends the following mail-by dates to …
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Hazardous weather conditions has caused mail delays.
The United States Postal Service operates by the unofficial motto, "Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night, stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds..." but they've had to make exceptions in Gwinnett the past few days. The wintry weather arrived on Sunday making many roads impassable, and conditions have improved only a little. According to an update from the USPS, “severe weather conditions in Atlanta, GA and in ZIP Codes 300, 303, 302 301, 305 and 306 have caused major interruptions and delays in mail delivery ... Due to the icy road conditions, many postal facilities in these ZIP Codes have suspended operations." Mail has been delayed in Lawrenceville and most of Gwinnett county since Monday…