Slower Mail Could Save Postal Service $1.5b

Think snail mail is too slow? Imagine if it got slower.
The U.S. Postal Service could save about $1.5 billion annually if it relaxed its one- to three-day guarantees for First-Class and Priority Mail deliveries by a day, according to a new study.
Postal executives are seriously considering the idea and are expected to announce new plans regarding delivery schedules after Labor Day, according to USPS officials.

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