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Subject: Proposed Postal Cuts
Date Posted: 12/4/2011 2:20 PM ET
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Postal cuts to slow delivery of first-class mail  - if implemented, wonder how this would effect Media Mail?

Date Posted: 12/5/2011 8:48 AM ET
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Probably not much for the changes described,as adding a day or two to Media Mail would be much less noticeable.

Date Posted: 12/5/2011 9:16 PM ET
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Media mail travels thru the NDC network which USPS revamped about 2 years ago to its current format.  So the first class changes won't be changing the NDC and surface mail network out of those 21 national facilities (although we need to tweak it as certain territories will mov from one NDC home territory to another).

The first class changes are to reduce from the 500-600 first class processing facilities to an initial proposed  242 facilities nationwide (and probably more then 242 will stay open due to constraints as they are being studied).  To a consumer this basically means stamped letter mail  will no longer deliver overnight within  metro areas.  How many of you rely on stamped letter mail being delivered overnight or has email, fax, text replaced that need and credit cards have you convinced to mail 7-14 days before due date. 

Slowing economy, technology change away from a mailing public and there is room for changes and consolidations.  You all seen any other businesses close or consolidate over the last 2 years, this is where USPS is at now and trying to implement to remain viable.