February 18, 2017
If you think your mailbox is fuller on Saturdays than it used to be, it’s not your imagination.
During the past year, the U.S. Postal Service made operational challenges that cause some letters to be delivered on Saturday even though they don’t have to be delivered until the following week.
“When feasible, based on local operating conditions, the Postal Service advances Standard Mail [letters] scheduled for Monday and Tuesday delivery into a processing window that enables delivery on Saturday, which is generally the lightest delivery day of the week,” the USPS told the Postal Regulatory Commission yesterday (PDF, page 5).