USPS To Change Delivery Expectations For Certain Mail Types October 1st

The U.S. Postal Services is suggesting planning ahead when sending first-class mail long distances.

Starting October 1st, new service standards go into effect for first-class mail and periodicals that will increase transit times by 1 to 2 days.

First-class mail going to local addresses will still arrive in a day or two and according to a news release from the Postal Service, 61% of first-class mail and 93% of periodicals will be unaffected by the new changes.

Their advice: plan ahead and when sending mail to a destination more than a day’s drive away, mail early.