Fewer Postal Delivery Days

An interesting theoretical question was poised today in our office: Why doesn't Canada Post, instead of raising postage prices to cover postage costs, reduce the number of mail deliveries? Many homes and businesses receive less than an average of one addressed mail item per day. Wouldn't it be nice if mail only came 2-3 days a week, and you knew for certain that there'll be something in your mailbox when you check it?

Personally, I wouldn't mind if the mail was only delivered once a week. There's never anything urgent sent via the mail, and if it is, the sender pays for priority shipping, so maybe that would still get delivered on off days.

At work, we usually get one envelope a day. What a waste for the postman to come up our stairs just for that! If deliveries only happened every other day, it wouldn't hurt anyone.