Post office cutback fazes very few
The decision to keep Saturday delivery of packages but stop Saturday delivery of mail is expected to save the USPS $2 billion a year.
Thu, Feb 07, 2013 at 09:15 AM
Small businesses use email and social media for lots of things, but many of them also rely on the good old United States Postal Service. And they say the Postal Service's new plan to stop Saturday mail delivery will not present a major problem.
"It is not that big a deal because businesses can really just work around it," said Jeffrey Segall, owner of the New York-based accounting firm Jeffrey Segall CPA.
The decision to keep Saturday delivery of packages but stop Saturday delivery of mail is expected to save the USPS $2 billion a year, according to a report on ABC News. The move comes after the organization reported a $15.9 billion loss for the last fiscal year.
"The Postal Service is advancing an important new approach to delivery that reflects the strong growth of our package and responds to the financial realities resulting from America’s changing mailing habits," postmaster general Patrick Donahoe said in the statement announcing the move. "We developed this approach by working with our customers to understand their delivery needs and by identifying creative ways to generate significant cost savings. Our customers see strong value in the national delivery platform we provide, and maintaining a six-day delivery schedule for packages is an important part of that platform."