Federal Government Sequestration, Post Office shutdowns and how it affects us and you
So the gov. is in a bit of a pickle and as such they have had to cut a few $$$ from the budget. This means less cash for the USPS which in turn means they are shutting down some offices and services. Here in Salem, OR we have a pretty large mail distribution center. That distribution center, up until May 1st, 2013 would accept packages as late as 8:45pm and would still get them out for delivery same day. By delivery I mean out to the next post office. This means I was able to ship packages late in to the day. However, as a result of the budget cuts, our distribution center will now be closing at 5:45pm. This means I've had to move the order deadline per day from 5pm PST, to 4pm PST.
I do apologize to everyone that enjoys placing those late orders. Unfortunately, UPS is expensive, Fedex closes at 5pm and USPS now closes at 5:45pm. From here on, orders placed after 4pm PST will almost certainly ship next day.
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