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U.S. Postal Service Cuts to Benefit Local Business

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The U.S. Postal Service announced it will stop delivering first class mail on Saturdays, but will continue delivering packages six days a week.

Local business owner, Michael Baher, of Mountain State Pack & Ship in Bridgeport, said this change will definitely benefit his shop.

"Recent price increases and fears of people not getting their mail delivered on Saturday, it's actually helped us out. The price increase has now made FedEx and UPS more competitive with the post office as far as packaging goes. And, most of our customers that want Saturday delivery, they're wanting a guaranteed delivery," Baher said.

By halting first class mail delivery, USPS estimates they will save about $2 billion a year.

Baher said USPS is under-priced and that is what's hurting their business most.

"They have to re-evaluate their prices, the post office is losing way too much," Baher said.

When it comes to shipping, Baher noted UPS and DHL are typically preferred.

"Right now UPS is pretty popular. The prices are a little bit lower than the rest of the competitors. If it's going international, we do a lot of DHL because they're a European-based company," Baher said.