It seems the digital revolution is finally set to hit postal mail. Due to an $8.3 billion loss this year, reports USA Today, the days of Saturday mail delivery may be numbered.
Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe continued to warn us that snail-mail could be limited to a three-days-a-week delivery within 15 years.
When asked about the removal of Saturday mail delivery by USA Today, Donahoe reflected that there is “a much better chance today than a year ago.” The postal services have estimated that by cutting down on Saturday deliveries they could save $3.1 billion a year.
It seems that the length of time it takes for mail to arrive, not to mention the cost, is severely reducing profitability, as email and social networking sites become more and more dominant in culture. And with fewer items of postage to mail, stamp enthusiasts will have even more to collect.