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Chico Businesses Unhappy About Post Office Cuts

Published On: Feb 06 2013 08:24:27 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 07 2013 10:55:53 AM CST
CHICO, Calif. -

There will be no more United State Postal Service mail delivery on Saturdays beginning in August.

The move is a cost-cutting measure for the federal government, but it could have a negative financial impact on some local businesses.

The Post Office expects to save $2 billion a year from this cut, but some businesses in Chico do not like the idea of mail not posting on Saturdays.

Cory Campos owns Urban Laundry off Main Street in Chico.  His company and others in the area like Anikas and Zucchini and Vine use the U.S. Postal Service as many as six days a week.

The stores pile all of their mail in one place to make it easier for their mail carrier.

"We've always had mail on Saturday's," said Campos. "It's always been that way.  Saturday is more of a business day than it has been in the past."

The U.S. Post Office announced Wednesday that it will stop delivering first class letters on Saturdays because it is losing money -- $16 billion last year.

"We have seen a steady decline, you know. We are trying to save some money because we are actually losing revenue," said Ralph Petty, a spokesperson for the U.S. Postal Service.

The U.S. Postal Service said they will stop delivering mail on Saturday sometime in August but they say the packages will still keep on coming.

"We are still going to keep delivering First Priority mail on Saturday," added Petty.

For Cory Campos it's a bit of a relief, but he said he'd still like things to stay just the way they are.

If you have a P.O. Box, you will still be able to get mail on Saturday. The U.S. Postal Service said it will lay out more details about these cutbacks sometime in March.