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Five-day delivery proposals presented to PRC

Rachel Wheeler Archive
The United States Postal Service (USPS®) has further progressed in its bid to cut its deliveries from six days to five, it has been announced.

According to the service, the case for reducing the number of days scheduled for mail delivery has been bought to the attention of the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC).

US law requires that USPS gets an advisory opinion from the PRC before it adopts any nationwide changes to the service which it offers.

It proposed the five-day mailing plan in response to huge shortfalls which it is facing, caused by falling mailing volumes.

A report from USPS stated: "The postal service does not take this change lightly and would not propose it if six-day mail service could be supported by current volumes. There is no longer enough mail to sustain six days of delivery."

US consumers will still be able to take advantage of postal services throughout the week, with offices open Monday to Saturday and online facilities, such as address verification tools, available constantly.

Posted by Rachel Wheeler