On the same day it very publicly announced the planned cessation of most Saturday delivery, USPS released data
confirming what Dead Tree Edition
speculated about two weeks ago. (See So Far, FSS Is A Step Backward, USPS Data Indicate.
) The data show that two of the three major types of mail processed on FSS machines—Standard (non-carrier-route) Flats and Periodicals—had experienced larger increases in processing costs the past two years than they had gained in delivery savings.
As in the case of the other major category, Standard carrier-route flats, FSS apparently caused the spikes in mail-processing costs...