The United States Postal Service announced Feb. 6 that it will end Saturday delivery of mail, starting during the week of Aug. 5. The postal service will continue to delivery packages on Saturday. The change is expected to save $2 billion each year when fully implemented.
The Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers called the announcement “unexpected but unsurprising,” noting that the post office lost $16 billion last year. A statement from the organization continued, “Nonprofit mailers, who depend on affordable and reliable mail delivery, wish that Saturday delivery were continued. But we have to deal with the world as it is, not as we wish it were, and the reality is that letter mail volume is declining in virtually every advanced economy in the world.”