No More Mail on Saturdays. How Will it Affect You?

February 7, 2013 | By | Comments (3)

Woman Holding a Bundle of Letters

In a press conference yesterday Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe announced a plan to stop delivering mail six days per week, cutting out delivery of first class mail on Saturdays. The change to the delivery schedule would cut an estimated $2 billion from the U.S. Postal Service  budget, helping them get back on track financially.

The proposed change wouldn’t go into effect until August 5th, and it wouldn’t affect package delivery or the operating hours of post office branches, just the mail that’s delivered to your door.

Aside from whether or not it’s actually legal to go down to a 5-day delivery schedule (see more on that issue from Time), what do you think about not getting any mail over the weekend? Is there anything that you would miss? I personally don’t like the idea of going the weekend without a Netflix DVD, if I haven’t mailed back my current disc before Wednesday.

Let me know what you think in the comments.


  1. nate

    the world has email so it wont affect them that much

    February 7, 2013 at 5:38 pm
  2. Vanessa Santiago

    So DVDs from Netflix don’t count as packages?
    Also, I think people may use the US mail system even less after this change, which would make them lose more money.

    February 8, 2013 at 1:41 pm
  3. Sue

    Sorry, but I’m skeptical about the USPS & wouldn’t be surprised if they don’t find a way to waste the money that this will save. Then they’ll be looking for ways to cut back even more on service.

    February 8, 2013 at 7:56 pm

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