USPS announces restructuring of how they deliver mail may cause delays starting in October

The USPS plans to slow its mail delivery beginning October 1 in order to save money and offer more reliable services.

First-class letters, flat envelopes, and periodicals will go from 1-3 day delivery to 1-5 days.

If mail is going to Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico it will be 4-5 days.


USPS says most mail will still arrive within 3 days and it will only really affect mail going from one coast to another or far distances.

Florida, Southern Texas, and states west of the Rocky Mountains will likely be the most affected.

USPS is attempting to focus more on ground delivery and less on air transportation.

Air travel can be greatly affected by weather and delays as well as costing more, so focusing on ground delivery is more reliable.


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