Postal Service Implementing New Mail Standards
UNDATED -- Some changes are coming to your mail delivery service.
The United States Postal Service says starting on May 1st about 32 percent of its First-Class Package Service will increase delivery time by one or two days. Sixty-four percent will be unaffected by the proposed standard changes. The remaining four percent will be upgraded from a three-day to two-day service standard.
Additionally, the Postal Service is removing the extra day for Priority Mail via ground. The extra day was temporarily put in place in April of 2020 because of the global supply chain issues.
The changes are part of the 10-year plan to get to financial stability. The Postal Service is trying to reverse a projected $160 billion loss over the next 10 years. The Postal Service generally receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products, and services to fund itself.