USPS to Implement New Service Standards
So when I was born first class mail was 3 cents with a 3 day deliver now it's 58 cents with a five day window! Which is 19 times higher and the US cent was 95 % copper back then. The last 3 years they have raise rates 4 times! A bad sign for the almighty dollar!
- Plan ahead – For mail or correspondence that requires a deadline, the Postal Service encourages consumers to plan ahead and send their mail early. You likely wouldn’t wait to mail your mom a Mother’s Day card the day before or on Mother’s Day, so mail your letters and greeting cards with the Postal Service early so the Postal Service can ensure it reaches its final destination on-time.
- When sending mail long distance, mail early – If it would take you more than a day to drive your mail to its destination, make sure to give your long-distance mail some extra time to travel with USPS.
On October 1, 2021, First Class mail standards were expanded by the United States Postal Service (USPS) to allow for longer delivery times of up to 5 days. This change is in addition to the price increase on First Class postage that went into effect on August 29, 2021