Consistent performance continues.
Boring for us is good for the mail. Another consistent week.
First-Class letters were delivered on time 94.95% of the time using current standards, virtually unchanged from last week . Same deal for First-Class flats, delivered on time 92.95% of the time. Looks stable to us.
Marketing Mail Letters kept on keeping on with 95.17% of letters delivered on time. Marketing Mail Flats were delivered on time 95.10% of the time. A small improvement for both.
Average Intra-SCF delivery time was 2.32 days for Marketing Mail letters, 2.28 days for Marketing Mail flats. Largely unchanged.
Slowest SCFs for Intra-SCF letters, delivery week of 3/7: (10,000 pieces minimum)
- Hartford, CT: 5.23 days
- Denver, CO: 4.96 days
- Albany, NY: 3.98 days
- Traverse City, MI: 1.44 days
- San Francisco, CA: 1.50 days
- Nan Nuys, CA: 1.54 days
A letter-size piece from California to Maryland, on average, took:
· First-Class: 6.24 days
· Marketing Mail: 11.24 days
So, there’s something different. Terrible delivery days in both classes going cross country. Digging a little deeper, the destination facilities seem to be doing most of the slowing – a little hung up in Baltimore. It’s not always about miles traveled.
GRAPH OF THE WEEK
How much do delivery times vary from a location? Top graph is Anaheim, CA. Bottom is Baltimore, MD. These are the mailing locations, going all over the country. Next week we’ll compare destination locations.