The new delivery schedule is an effort to deal with tough financial times, and Fayetteville residents aren't surprised.
"Everything's gone digital, nobody sends things through the mail anymore," says Eric Vaught. "It costs money to keep the operation going."
"Often I'll send packages through the post office rather than UPS or Fedex just in order to keep it going," says Nancy Starr.
Since 2006 the postal service has cut costs by about $15 billion dollars a year, and the new plan to stop Saturday mail delivery is expected to save $2 billion more.
"They have to do what they have to do to cut costs," says Kody Ford. "If it means you don't get your bills on Saturday, you get them on Monday, I guess that's not that big of a deal."
The postal service has been advocating a five day delivery system for years, but with the rise in online shopping, sending packages is becoming more profitable, and so only letters will be cut from Saturday service.
"Anything to save or help with the economy, really I think that would be a good change," says Wes Hefley.
But some worry the savings will come at a higher cost.
"The sad thing is it might cut employees too," Starr says. "And that 's not so good."
"The employees, they're going to suffer," says Vaught. "They're not going to be working."
"When it comes to cutting hours for workers, I mean that's taking money right out of the economy," Ford says.
The postal service says some employees will be reassigned, and some positions will likely go away, but the changes are necessary to keep the operation going.
The new schedule does not take effect immediately. Beginning the week of August 5th, letters will stop showing up on Saturday.