The U.S. Postal Service is planning to get rid of Saturday mail delivery, effective in August. The Postal Service will continue to deliver packages six days a week.
The service expects the Saturday mail cutback to help it save about $2 billion annually, Postmaster General and CEO Patrick R. Donahoe said.
With the increasing use of email, letter delivery has been declining. The agency’s package delivery, meanwhile, has risen by 14 percent since 2010. Packages and other mail will still be delivered to post office boxes on Saturdays, and post offices that are currently open on Saturdays will remain open on Saturdays.