The U.S. Postal Service is slowing mail delivery in order to slash costs.
The postal service’s three-day delivery standard for first-class mail, including letters, bills and tax documents, will drop to a five-day delivery schedule.
Almost four in every 10 pieces of first-class mail will be affected. This is the slowest mail delivery has been since the 1970’s.
The states that will feel the biggest impact are California, Nevada and Florida.
The USPS will continue with two-day delivery for single-piece first-class mail traveling within a local area.