Some U.S. Postal Service mail will now take even longer to be delivered – and cost you more.
Starting Oct. 1, the USPS is implementing new service standards for its first-class mail and periodicals, which will increase the delivery time for mail traveling long distances by one or two days, according to USPS spokesperson Kim Frum.
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Its first-class package service will also be affected by the new standards.
While first-class mail is designed for standard-sized letters and flats, its first-class package service handles small, lightweight packages.
The changes will not affect single-piece first-class mail traveling within a local area. The delivery time for that mail will continue to be two days, according to the postal service.