March 7, 2022   Dave Lewis

Continued good performance.      

Another solid, boring week in mail traffic land.  Performance inched around a little here and there.  Nothing to get worked up about one way or the other.

First-Class letters were delivered on time 94.67% of the time using current standards (88.60% against last year’s standards) which is down a little but coming off an exceptional week last week.  Same deal for First-Class flats, delivered on time 91.49% of the time by the October standards.    By the prior standards they were delivered on time 88.92% of the time.   Looks pretty stable to us.

Marketing Mail Letters kept on keeping on with 94.72% of letters delivered on time.  Marketing Mail Flats were delivered on time 94.19% of the time.  Meh. 

Average Intra-SCF delivery time was 2.39 days for Marketing Mail letters, 2.11 days for Marketing Mail flats.  They both returned back to “normal” after an exceptional week last week

Slowest SCFs for Intra-SCF letters, delivery week of 2/28: (10,000 pieces minimum)

  • Denver, CO:                  4.80 days
  • Dallas, TX:                     4.64 days
  • Boston, MA:                  3.73 days

The fastest:

  • San Juan, PR:                1.29 days
  • Charleston, WV:            1.54 days
  • Traverse City, MI:          1.57 days

A letter-size piece from California to Maryland, on average, took:

  •    First-Class:           3.59 days
  •    Marketing Mail:   7.99 days

So, there you go.  We keep putting stuff in the mail, the Postal Service keeps delivering it.  We can all remain calm for another week.


Weekly performance for Marketing Mail flats.  Best they’ve looked almost since we’ve been doing aggregate tracking.

March 7