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.

Sections:  news   u.s.   
Topics:  labor day   mail   snail mail   study   u.s. postal service   usps   usps broke   
  • Study Finds Expanded Medicaid Increases Health Care Use
    Come January, millions of low-income adults will gain health insurance coverage through Medicaid in one of the farthest-reaching provisions of the Obama health care law. More
  • New study: debt limit deadline likely extendedNew study: debt limit deadline likely extended
    The likely deadline for Congress to prevent the government's first default will be later than earlier thought, a Washington think tank has found. The Bipartisan Policy Center said Friday that the government probably won't reach the brink of default until early September or early October. More
  • Study: New bird flu jumped directly from chickensStudy: New bird flu jumped directly from chickens
    Chinese scientists have for the first time found strong evidence of how humans got infected with a new strain of bird flu: from chickens at a live market. In a small study of four patients who caught the new H7N9 virus, Chinese scientists compared swabs from birds at live markets in eastern China to virus samples from patients. More
  • Ricin-laced letters leading to a Miss. mystery
    Of three ricin-laced letters mailed this month to public officials, only one made it into the hands of an intended target, 80-year-old Mississippi judge Sadie Holland. Investigators are working to piece together what motivated someone to send the letters to her, President Barack Obama and U.S. More
  • Charges dropped against man in ricin letters caseCharges dropped against man in ricin letters case
    A court filing says charges have been dropped against a Mississippi man accused of sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and others. More
  • Postal changes not welcome - Garden City Telegram
    This will directly delay our local mail including checks ... The Postal Service believes it is going to save money at the cost of slower service.
    11/24/2014 - 5:57 am | View Link
  • U.S. mail about to get slower - Marion Star
    ... life for U.S. Postal Service operations across north central Ohio for several years now. Mail-processing ... will save the U.S. Postal Service ...
    11/22/2014 - 5:12 am | View Link
  • U.S. mail about to get even slower - Mansfield News Journal
    ... life for U.S. Postal Service operations across north central Ohio for several years now. Mail-processing ... will save the U.S. Postal Service ...
    11/22/2014 - 4:54 am | View Link
  • Richmond to get all of region's mail by July [The Virginian-Pilot :: ... - BusinessWeek
    As postal bosses meet in D.C., unions rally against downsizing - Workers World Online
    11/20/2014 - 1:43 pm | View Link
  • Half Yearly Report - London Stock Exchange
    BRIEF-UK Mail H1 group revenue 241.4 mln stg - Reuters UK
    11/18/2014 - 8:19 am | View Link
  • More
  • U.S. mail about to get slower
    Van Allen said the network rationalization's two phases will save the U.S. Postal Service $2.1 billion annually when all is said and done, or $20 billion by 2017. He noted that the price of a stamp, now 49 cents, is not going up, and that priority mail and ...
    11/22/2014 - 11:40 pm | View Link
  • Closures of Postal Service processing plants in G.I., Norfolk will mean slower mail delivery
    The Postal Service argues that the changes are needed to reduce costs, get its fiscal house in order and transition to a business model that focuses more on delivering packages than mail. In all, the changes are expected to save about $2.1 billion per year.
    11/14/2014 - 5:29 am | View Link
  • The mail is moving slower, according to new congressional report
    WASHINGTON -- It's taking longer for some first class mail and magazines to arrive in our mailboxes, according to a new report by the investigative arm of Congress. To save money, the Postal Service is using trucks, rather than air, for some first class ...
    10/27/2014 - 2:48 pm | View Link
  • Slower mail: A guide to the Postal Service's cutbacks
    By slowing mail delivery, the USPS estimates that it will save $2.1 billion a year ... Is there more than just slower mail? Yes. The Postal Service will close 252 of the 461 mail processing centers across the country. That will account for the loss ...
    12/6/2011 - 6:00 am | View Link
  • Facing budget shortfalls, Postal Service plans slower mail
    The postal service now delivers mail the next day for first-class letters within a certain ... to make sure letters reach their destination the next day. The closures would save the agency about $2.1 billion in annual savings. Asked about the cost of ...
    12/5/2011 - 10:36 am | View Link
  • More
  • Mail
    This article is about postal services. For electronic mail, see Email. For other uses, see Mail (disambiguation) and Postal service (disambiguation).
    11/24/2014 - 12:17 am | View Website
  • Save Snail Mail | Preserving handwritten traditions in a ...
    I just watched a TED talk by Carl Honore about slowing down. I recently read Brigid Schulte’s Overwhelmed: work, love and play when no one has the time.
    11/23/2014 - 8:21 pm | View Website
  • Your Online Postal Mail Solution
    Manage Your Mail. Anywhere. Anytime. Our virtual mailroom solution offers you the simplicity and convenience of managing your postal mail from wherever you are.
    11/23/2014 - 5:08 pm | View Website
  • Go Green, Save Green with the Postal Service
    USPS BlueEarth. USPS BlueEarth is a group of recycling programs coordinated by the Postal Service that make it easy for federal agencies and their employees to ...
    11/23/2014 - 7:42 am | View Website
  • postal uniforms | eBay
    Find great deals on eBay for postal uniforms postal jacket. Shop with confidence.
    11/23/2014 - 6:02 am | View Website
  • More

Comment On This Story

Welcome to Wopular!

Welcome to Wopular

Wopular is an online newspaper rack, giving you a summary view of the top headlines from the top news sites.

Senh Duong (Founder)
Wopular, MWB, RottenTomatoes

Subscribe to Wopular's RSS Fan Wopular on Facebook Follow Wopular on Twitter Follow Wopular on Google Plus

MoviesWithButter : Our Sister Site

More U.s. News