Underfunded, US Post Office to Slow its Service

The United States Postal Service (USPS) will start slowing first-class postal delivery on Friday as part of cost-saving efforts, while the US Congress is still considering a financial rescue package to help this underfunded institution.

The new standard, which was finalized in August, has changed the standard postal delivery service from one to three days to one to five days. This will impact about 40 percent of first-class postal services.

That shipping standard would slow about seven percent of regular postal deliveries. Several large American companies have told their customers to take that extra time into account when they decide to send bill payments by mail.

In a statement, USPS advises customers to allocate more time in the estimated delivery period of long-distance mail because they currently need additional time in running their services.

The USPS also plans to increase prices for package deliveries ahead of the 2021 holiday season, which starts on October 3.

Poor delivery performance over the past year has haunted the USPS’ performance. In addition, the institution is also facing a large spike in package deliveries and labor problems due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (jm/my)

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