Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The U.S. Postal Service will end Saturday mail delivery by Aug. 1. How will this affect you?
Wednesday, February 6
Calling the six-days-per-week mail delivery business model “no longer sustainable,” the U.S. Postal Service Wednesday morning announced it will eliminate Saturday delivery of mail by Aug. 1. Post offices will remain open Saturdays and certain items—medicine deliveries and priority and express mail—will be delivered; first-class mail will not. According to the U.S. Postal Service, continued economic struggles and the increasing use of the Internet for communications and bill paying by consumers led to the decision. The U.S. Postal Service is also the only federal agency required to pre-fund health benefits for retirees, and those costs are escalating quickly. “Our current business model of delivering mail six days a week is no longer …
Friday, November 23, 2012
The deadline for mailing Christmas presents is closer than you may think. Find out the shipping deadlines for USPS, UPS and FedEx.
With the arrival of Black Friday, the holiday shopping season officially started. If you want to mail presents to loved ones, remember there are deadlines to ensure a package reaches its destination by Christmas Eve. Check out the deadlines and policies for U.S. Postal Service, UPS and FedEx for holiday packages: U.S. Postal Service Deadlines for domestic shipping: Locations Extras: Visit the USPS website for international shipping deadlines, plus information on mailing packages to military personnel. You can also order packaging supplies, holiday stamps and find store operating hours on the USPS website. FedEx Deadlines for domestic shipping: Locations Extras: The FedEx website offers location information and ideas for packing and …
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Is crafting and sending a letter an obsolete skill? Does it conflict with an eco-warrior's mission? Putting ink on paper doesn't need to be a totally black-and-white issue.
On the grand timeline of humanity, many of us are in the minute sliver of history where we've experienced the world without the Internet, and then with the Internet. Generations forever to come will view that duality of existence with amazement. And being in this coveted era, I've embraced the transition with vigor. Email and texting are my primary forms of written communication. But there was a time in my own life when the only method of reaching out to a distant friend involved paper, pen and an insanely inexpensive service called the U.S. Postal Service. An ever-diligent individual would courier documents from sea to shining sea, for mere coins. Legend has it, this daily-visiting superhero was known as Mailman (emphasis, and implied …