As of today, Snail Mail has gotten much slower

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Not what you want to hear before the holiday season.

The busiest, most eventful, chaotic and truly the most wonderful time of the year is about to be here. The holiday season is fast approaching and if you blink you might miss it. In addition to travel, food, family and gifts, we see a lot of deliveries being made. From gifts we ordered online to those we sent to others, there are a lot of moving parts.

So hearing that the country’s oldest delivery system is slowing down isn’t really Christmas music to our ears.

But alas, here we are. And like most things in life, it’s about the money Like any business, the United States Postal Service wants to cut costs and generate more revenue.

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy announced a 10-year reorganization plan earlier this year. The plan includes a reduction in post office hours at some post offices across the country.

A reduction in hours could mean a delay in deliveries.

Postal executive vice president Kristen Seaver said most first-class mail (70%) will be delivered within two or three days. However, it could take five days to get to other couriers, most likely things going coast to coast.

On top of that, the prices will go up for us.

It is widely seen as a temporary increase that will only last from October 3 to December 26. Shipping costs will increase on all “domestic commercial and retail parcels. ”

So … this is the season for delays and extra expenses.

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