US Snail about to get permanently slower, “temporarily” more expensive

Source: USA Today

“Americans who have been frustrated with the slow service of the U.S. Postal Service since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic probably won’t be thrilled to hear this: The service is about to get even slower. Starting Friday, the Postal Service will ‘implement new service standards for First Class Mail and Periodicals,’ spokeswoman Kim Frum said in an email to USA TODAY. The changes mean an increased time-in-transit for mail traveling long distances, such as from New York to California. … Additionally, starting Oct. 3 through Dec. 26, the Postal Service will temporarily increase prices on all commercial and retail domestic packages because of the holiday season and its increase in mail volume.” (09/28/21)