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USPS sets new standards for first class mail traveling long distances

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- The United States Postal Service (USPS) announced its new shipping standards set in place for first class mail traveling long distances.

All letters and packages traveling long distances could now take up to five days to arrive at the door, compared to the original two to three days standard.

In addition, USPS is hiking up its shipping prices through the holiday season. If you want to ship gifts, expect to pay extra on shipping costs.

According to 9News, USPS says it's all part of a 10-year plan to try to make the post office financially stable and more reliable.

After the Christmas season, USPS is expected to reverse back to its original pricing on Dec. 26.

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  1. Poorer standards and ripping off customers with higher rates is a incompetent way of becoming more stable.

    1. It’s Postmaster General DeJoy’s way, as well as that of his benefactor who nominated him to the post.

  2. Stop sending 3rd cl@ss mail, no one wants it and if it isn’t paying the difference for 1st and 2nd cl@ss mail, then stop wasting the shipping, sorting, and every other step just to sent us unsolicited advertisements. This will help Climate change because it will reduce the wasted paper, gas, and time on advertisements. End the snail mail spam and make the USPS marginally acceptable again.

    1. honestly- all that trash mail is what makes it possible to charge a bit over 50 cents to send a letter. Try looking up postal rates in other countries. OUCH.

  3. Another thing that would help tremendously would be for Congress to repeal/remove the onerous requirement to preload and fully fund the USPS pension system that they foisted onto the Post Office. No other pension system, governmental or private, has this requirement.

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  4. The USPS has just lost a certified letter I sent by first cla s s mail to a PO Box in Richmond VA. It left the USPS Regional Destination Facility in Richmond VA early last week, and hasn’t been seen since. The official position from USPS is “it’s still in transit” but arriving late. There’s no compensation for Certified Mail, and I’m about to miss the deadline for a legal matter, which will end up costing me money.
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    So much for the US Postal SERVICE.

    1. My wife had the same thing happen to her when she sent some billing doc uments to an insurance clearinghouse so that she could get paid for providing mental health therapy. USPS ended up refunding her the postage and fees paid for the “service”. The next batch of doc uments will go out via Registered Mail. More expensive and slower, but better tracking and controls (we hope).

        1. oh yea as in circ u m stance ??
          I had to resort to binary on another comment section.
          COULD NOT FIND THE DIRTY WORD.
          It was a copy and paste from another article about who skrewed the Post Office.

          1. I found two “dirty words”. The first is P@ssed, and the second is competi_tion. I didn’t find any matches for pri_ck or for cu_m variations, the other two combinations that I have come across, though.

    2. for that kind of stuff, I do overnight signature required
      and ask for a copy of the signature.
      IT’S SO WORTH IT.

    3. This is why I send things via fed ex. The post office has lost or delivered late so many things for my business in the last year.

    1. They can’t even do “local.” I sent a certified letter to an employee who lives in La Junta. It went to Denver first, then Colorado Springs, then to La Junta. The USPS there found she had moved a few blocks away, but still in La Junta, so it went back to Colorado Springs to be sorted again, where it sat for six days, then went back to La Junta, and was finally delivered a week after the meeting that the letter announced.

      Wow…

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