Friday, March 26, 2010

USPS Uses Internet to Explain "5-Day Delivery"

The United States Postal Service is using the Internet to provide customers with information about its a five-day delivery proposal.

According to new webpages on the website, "... our five-day delivery plan calls for five days of delivery to street addresses and six days of service at Post Offices and P.O. Boxes. Under five-day delivery, there will no longer be delivery of mail to street addresses — residences or businesses — on Saturday. Post Offices will remain open on Saturdays, continuing to provide normal customer services, including the sale of stamps and other postal products. Mail addressed to P.O. Boxes will continue to be available Saturday."

USPS explains, "Why Saturday? It has the week’s lowest daily volume, and more than a third of U.S. businesses are closed Saturday. Most businesses and households surveyed in a national Gallup Poll indicated Saturday would be the least disruptive day to eliminate mail delivery. That conclusion has since been reinforced by recent Postal Service market research."

The Postal Service plans to implement five-day delivery in fiscal year 2011. Implementation is contingent on Congress not enacting legislation to prevent that change in service. In addition, the Postal Service must ask the Postal Regulatory Commission to review its plans and issue a non-binding advisory opinion."

To learn more about 5-day delivery, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM