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February 7, 2013 · 1 Comment

USPS Saturday Delivery Changes in August

Service will stop letter delivery on weekends, continue packages drop offs.

The U.S. Postal Service will stop delivering letters on Saturdays beginning in August, but it will continue distributing packages six days a week. Officials made the announcement on Wednesday, noting that starting the week of Aug. 5, the USPS Saturday delivery schedule will change. Read More

May 15, 2012 · 4 Comments

USPS Bans Lithium Shipments Outside US

Fire, explosion hazard sparked the unexpected policy change.

U.S. sellers will not be able to use the U.S. Postal Service to ship lithium batteries—or items that contain these—to places outside the country, starting on Wednesday. The USPS unexpectedly enacted a ban on international shipment of the batteries and items that contain them. Read More

April 27, 2012 · No comments

5-Day USPS Delivery Schedule Clears 1st Hurdle

But cost-cutting bill falls short of what postal service officials wanted.

After two days of deliberation and debate, the U.S. Senate passed a bill that’s meant to alleviate the financial strain on the U.S. Postal Service—including a controversial plan to cut mail deliveries to five days a week. The 21st Century Postal Service Act passed Wednesday on a 62-37 vote, with amendments to the original bill that left the USPS disappointed. Read More

February 10, 2012 · 2 Comments

USPS Posts $3.3B Quarterly Loss

Growth in shipping services can't offset drop in mail service.

Struggling to reduce costs and regain profitability, the U.S. Postal Service announced a net loss of $3.3 billion in its fiscal first quarter of 2012. The USPS warned it will default on its retiree health benefits pre-payments to the federal government and reach its $15 billion debt ceiling by the fall if Congress doesn’t act to give the postal service more flexibility in how it may operate. Read More

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