Social Media communication, emails and bills paid on-line have beaten down the US Post Office’s profitable first class mail.
Major cost cuts have been made and more proposed.
My question is, has first class mail gotten slower? In my experience three important pieces of mail sent by first class mail within the past three weeks between New York and Miami, Los Angeles and Miami and Boston and Miami arrived very slowly.
Anita Cohen-Williams responded to my first tweet wondering “Has anyone else seen incredibly slow post office deliveries within continental USA past three weeks? with:
Personally, I love USPS flat rate package deliveries. Especially if you are shipping to and from Hawaii, it is an important service.
This week, April 12th, CNN Money pointed out that more USPS cuts need to come.
The following Associated Press video about USPS needing to cut Saturday delivery was published 16 months ago in January 2009!
Further commentary about the US Post Office which I continue to hope stays in good shape August 2012 on my It’s Different For Girls blog: Should The Post Office Acknowledge Google Places?
Consumers fret about USPS raising the price of a first class letter delivery but this infographic shows they still beat Fedex and UPS January 2014: