Netflix quietly switches to five day delivery

Engadget and several other media outlets report that Netflix has quietly stopped processing DVD shipments on Saturdays- going to a five day a week schedule for mailing the discs to customers.

netflixThe USPS may not have gone forward with its plans to kill Saturday mail delivery, but Netflix isn’t waiting. A few customers have noticed it’s no longer processing shipments on Saturdays, opting for a five day schedule instead. Company spokesman Joris Evers tells Engadget that it’s been transitioning in that direction over the past year and ended Saturday processing (usually a low volume day) entirely in early June.

Read more: Netflix already stopped mailing DVDs on Saturdays, but you probably didn’t notice.

  • acw89

    Its a private company and can do as they please (within the law). Not sure this matters to most folks. Netflix is NOT the biggest customer of the USPS. I hope USPS keep Sat delivery forever…

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  • justmehla

    Not a genius.

  • TeflonPalin

    We still give Netflix the white-glove hand-processed treatment even after they lost their court case./

  • Bill Garbe

    netflix isn’t a private company. they are publicly held. not sure of this will effect netflix’s subscribers but I was one I’d be pissed.

  • acw89

    I meant “private” as opposed to public as in civil or government. Surely if this bothers the share-holders things will change. Yes they are owned “by the public” thru stock holdings .. but I meant private in the business sense… 😀

  • Carrier

    If you sit at home on Saturday’s waiting for mail-Get a Life!
    No one needs mail on Saturday! Time to eliminate Saturday delivery!

  • hollywood

    Don’t look for it anytime soon , I worked every Saturday for 36 years and it didn’t kill me .However the whiskey is starting to take its toll . Roll with it .

  • Ryan wnorowski

    Amen brother

  • common sense

    or if you sit at home Monday through Friday! Same thing! No one needs mail period! If they really want it, they can get a PO box- problem solved!

  • Timothy Turnstone

    Amazon is getting ready to deliver on Sundays, Will Amazon then get into DVD Rentals?

  • Brittany

    I just delivered some Netflix dvds on Saturday.