Several European Postal administrations are starting to review the future of their mail services in light of continuing falling mail volumes. Denmark has already announced it will cease 1st class mail and Saturday deliveries. While Direct Mail appears to be enjoying something of a resurgence and packet volumes continue to grow postal authorities are faced with a dilemma. Insufficient 1st class volumes to justify the network costs but an E-commerce marketplace that increasingly wants items delivered with speed. With TNT exiting from the final mile mail delivery market and Royal Mail loosing share in the crucial E-commerce market will we see a major change to the basic 1st/2nd service specification in the UK?