Saturday, February 9, 2013
The brunt of the storm is behind us, but will you see your mail today?
An inquisitive reader asked if mail delivery will happen today after so much snow overnight. The answer is that mail service in all of New England — not just Massachusetts — has been suspended, according to the Huffington Post. The ban extends throughout all six New England states. The unusual decision was made due to safety concerns, according to Postal Service spokeswoman Christine Dugas. The decision came after over two feet of snow falling throughout much of New England made many roads impassable, she said. She reminded people to clear around their mailboxes or paths to their homes by Monday when mail delivery will resume.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
A new "Forever" stamp will allow customers to mail letters anywhere in the world for $1.10.
It's time to stock up on stamps — before postage rates increase again. The cost of sending most letters and packages will jump slightly Jan. 27 when the US Postal Service ups its rates to help cover the costs of delivering the mail. Forever Stamps, the ones that remain good despite future postal rate increases, will increase to 46 cents. (Penny-pinching hint: Purchase a bunch of 45-cent Forever Stamps at Marlborough's post office now.) Here's a rundown of price increases: The USPS will also introduce a new First-Class Mail Global Forever Stamp. The stamp allows people to mail letters anywhere in the world for $1.10. In addition, the postal service introduces several new shipping services products in January. Free tracking will be offered …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The U.S. Postal Service offers tips and suggestions so holiday packages arrive in time for the holidays.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Are you one of the many holiday revelers with families and friends spread all across the country and the world? If so, even before you dive into that gift list, it's important to know how early must you buy, wrap and post holiday gifts so they get to their destination in time for the holidays. Here are some suggestions and mailing deadline dates from the U.S. Postal Service to ensure your gifts are delivered on time and in one piece: Packing tips from the USPS: Calculated for December 25, 2012. Domestic Mail Class/Product Dates First-Class Mail® Service Dec. 20 Priority Mail® Service Dec. 21 Express Mail® Service Dec. 22 Parcel Post® Service Dec. 14 Destination Network Distribution Center (DNDC) Drop Ship Dec. 19 Destination Delivery Unit…
Monday, December 5, 2011
Facing bankruptcy, the U.S. Postal Service is planning to close post offices and processing centers, which could result in slower delivery times.
An estimated $3 billion in U.S. Postal Service reductions is expected to create delivery delays for the first time in decades. Details of the wide-sweeping changes, which are expected to include closing 3,700 local post offices and cutting 100,000 employees, are expected to be released today, The Huffington Post reported. Saturday delivery, which has been in question as the postal service faces bankruptcy, will remain for at least two years. The cuts would reportedly close roughly 250 of the nearly 500 mail processing centers across the country as early as next March. Because the consolidations would increase the distance mail travels from post office to processing centers, the agency also would lower delivery standards that have been in …