First-Class Letters were on time 85.86% of the time, based on previous delivery service standards, down from 91.90% the prior week. Again, this is not using the new, slower standards. This falls back into the general pattern we saw for the summer. Last week seemed to be a fluke. We did notice that a greater percentage of the late mail was 3-4 days late.
Marketing Mail Letters were on time 93.86% of the time, down from 94.92% the prior week.
Average Intra-SCF delivery time was 2.22 days for Marketing mail letters, 2.41 days for Marketing Mail flats.
Slowest SCFs for Intra-SCF delivery week of 10/18:
· Southeastern, PA: 9.57 days
· Mid-Island, NY: 7.67 days
· Memphis, TN: 5.71
· Abilene, TX: 1.48 days
· Charleston, WV: 1.49 days
· San Diego, CA: 1.60 days
A letter from California to Maryland, on average, took:
· First-Class: 4.57 days (Better than last week)
· Marketing Mail: 6.76 days (Worse than last week)
Looking at delivery across the country, we do not see a clear trend – delivery times bump up and down by small amounts. We are hoping this trend continues through peak season.
Map of the Week - Days Late for a Marketing Mail Letter from Hartford, CT, received in the last 2 weeks.
All figures based on qualified pieces tracked by SnailWorks. For more detailed information, subscribe to the SnailWorks newsletter.