Six days of package delivery and five days of mail delivery
Moving to a six-day package delivery, five-day mail delivery schedule is one of the fundamental changes that will help USPS compete more effectively in the marketplace and better respond to changing customer needs.
The change will save USPS about $2 billion annually.
Postmaster General Pat Donahoe said the change reflects the strong growth of our package business and responds to the financial realities of America’s changing mailing habits. “We developed this approach by working with our customers to understand their delivery needs,” Donahoe said, “and by identifying creative ways to generate significant cost savings.”
Recent growth in package delivery – a 14 percent revenue increase since 2010, and projections of continued package growth – led to the decision to maintain package delivery six days a week.
Under the six-day package and five-day mail delivery schedule, mail would be delivered to street addresses Monday through Friday. Packages would be delivered Monday through Saturday. Mail addressed to post office boxes will continue to be delivered on Saturdays, and Post offices currently open Saturdays will remain open.