USPS Mail Delivery to Slow Down Starting October 1

The U.S. Postal Service will begin slowing down some of their mail deliveries, starting Friday, October 1.

Upcoming service changes and cost cuts are due to the implementation of the Delivering for America 10-year plan, which aims to, "achieve financial sustainability and service excellence."

According to the USPS site, "Most First-Class Mail (61 percent) and Periodicals (93 percent) will be unaffected by the new service standard changes. Standards for single-piece First-Class Mail traveling within a local area will continue to be two days." However, delivery time for mail traveling farther distances may take an additional 1 to 2 days, due to "increased time-in transit".

The USPS is offering the following tips to ensure your mail gets to where it needs to be in time:

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Source: USPS

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