Magazines dumping the Postal Service, dumping issues on doorsteps

Mail carrier delivering letters
Mail carrier delivering letters

It's another nail in the Postal Service's coffin. Magazines are ripping a page from newspaper tradition and are ditching the U.S. Mail and contracting with cheaper delivery services to hand-deliver their issues. The change further dents our national mail's bottom line. It's also bringing back the paperboy.

Unfortunately, the switch to cheaper labor means customers may not be getting their money's worth anymore. In New York City, hand-delivery subscribers no longer receive their magazines in their mailboxes, safely behind locks, but instead find the latest issue left on the doorstep of their buildings, where theft and weather can take their swift toll.