Even as the Postal Service pushes to end Saturday letter delivery it is gearing up to expand its package delivery service to every day of the week.
Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe told reporters at the annual National Postal Forum the Postal Service is focused on growing its package delivery business and has seen great success so far.
“That is why we are moving toward the seven day model,” Donahoe said. He added the Postal Service was even trying out same-day delivery in New York City.
“It has caught on like wildfire in New York, we have a whole group of customers there,” he said.
The Postal Service has been reeling from declining letter volumes in recent years, posting billion dollar losses and reaching its $15 billion debt limit.