By: Jillian Wilson
National polls show 7 out of 10 Americans agree with the United States Postal Service's decision to reduce Saturday mail delivery.
The Quad Cities is right on track with the rest of the county.
"I think it's a good idea. They need to save the money. I think with technology we have today, with being able to scan documents, email them, print them off, rescan, and send them back, for signatures. So important documents I think can be handled electronically. It has been and will continue to grow in popularity," says Mike Thoms, a Rock Island Resident.
and the us postal service tells CBS 4 the growing shift towards a paperless world is making it very difficult for the mail business to keep up.
Cutting back on Saturdays will save them two billion dollars a year.
But some Quad Citians aren't thrilled about the change.
"I've always gotten my mail on Saturdays, so why should I stop now. One day Sunday, to not get your mail that's fine, but Saturday, that's another story," says Marvin Haymon, a Rock Island Resident.
Officials from the United States post office say they've been trying to cancel Saturdays for the last few years.
And with Saturday being the lightest day for deliveries, folks say they're not missing much.
"There really is no reason to have Saturday mail delivery. It's a lot of junk mail," says Janine Moffitt, a Rock Island Resident.
Other quad city parents with kids living on both coasts say they rely less on paper mail and more on technology to communicate with their loved ones.
And say the post office just has to adapt to the cyber shift.
"Electronic things these days, skyping, facetime, those types of things are available, even at libraries, you can do them. So I think we need to start utilizing those tools that are available to us," says Thoms.
Again, this will go into effect in august.
But don't worry you'll still be able to get packages delivered on Saturdays.
Also, post offices will keep the same hours.