Merchants Sound Off on Impact of USPS 5-Day Delivery

Feb 25, 2012 1:45 AM  By

President Obama’s proposed $3.8 trillion budget for fiscal year 2013 includes a provision that would give the financially strapped U.S. Postal Service the authority to reduce mail delivery service from six days a week to five as early as January 2013.

National Association of Letter Carriers president Fredric V. Rolando said that 5-day mail delivery would “jeopardize the Postal Service’s ability to capitalize on the growing business of delivering the goods that people order online. Increasingly, the Postal Service is providing last-mile delivery of those packages for UPS and FedEx, because its universal network allows it to do so more efficiently.”

So we asked several merchants how a USPS move to 5-day mail delivery would impact their businesses, and here’s what they had to say about 5-day mail delivery. Click the names below for their responses:

Bryan Jones, president, CWD Kids
Jaimey Wilman, director of marketing, Action Bag Co.
Jane Glazer, president and CEO, QCI Direct
Lynn Gore, vice president of marketing, Plow & Hearth
Mike Wolfe, president and CEO, AeroGrow
Terri Alpert, founder and CEO, Stony Creek Brands
Zach Zimet, senior director of marketing, Crutchfield