Huh? What’s this about? Hopefully a fluke week.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, USPS has a pretty bad week. Standard letters looked OK, but the rest…eww.
First-Class letters were delivered on time 89.22% of the time, a significant drop from last week’s performance at 94.62%. First-Class flats, delivered on time 94.02% of the time, still an OK performance, but down a point since last week.
Marketing Mail Letters turned in solid week with 97.37% of letters delivered on time. Marketing Mail Flats were delivered on time a disappointing 90.43% of the time.
Average Intra-SCF delivery time was 1.98 days for Marketing Mail letters, 2.14 days for Marketing Mail flats. These are good numbers.
Slowest SCFs for Intra-SCF letters, delivery week of 3/28: (10,000 pieces minimum)
- Inglewood, CA: 4.21 days
- Rocky Mount, NC: 2.79 days
- Dallas, TX: 2.78 days
- Toledo, OH: 1.00 days
- Peoria, IL: 1.37 days
- San Diego, CA: 1.43 days
A letter-size piece from California to Maryland, on average, took:
- First-Class: 4.75 days
- Marketing Mail: 6.38 days
Hopefully, it was just a bad week. One week a trend doth not make, or something like that.
MAP OF THE WEEK
General delivery performance of First-Class letters. The map on the left using all data from the past 10 months, the map on the left just the last 2 weeks. Clearly, Arizona has had some issues, but not disastrous, and not enough volume to throw off the whole result. Upper Midwest in general looks a little slow. We just show the data and try not to interpret too much.