A DOWNWARD CREEP FOR THREE WEEKS IN A ROW
We can’t quite seem to get spring off the ground here in the Mid-Atlantic, and we can’t quite get postal performance level. Service performance for letters, at least, continues a three-week trend downward. Not a lot, but we do try to spot trends. That’s why my shoes always look so stylish.
For the week beginning May 2, 2022, First-Class letters were delivered on time 94.22% of the time. This is compared to 94.35% the week before, and 95.24% the week before that. I said it was a mild trend. First-Class flats were delivered on time 95.66 % of the time, the highest on-time percentage for the year, so there’s that. These are all well within expected parameters.
Marketing Mail Letters stayed strong with 96.34% of letters delivered on time. It’s a tiny bit lower than the week before, but that is nit-picking. Marketing Mail Flats were delivered on time 95.81% of the time.
Average Intra-SCF delivery time was 2.11 days for Marketing Mail letters, 2.18 days for Marketing Mail flats.
Historically, summer is a pretty good time for mail delivery. No blizzards or big gift-giving holidays. No reason to expect otherwise this year. The sampling for these reports has been going on for a year at the end of May, so soon we’ll be able to do year-over-year comparisons. Ooh.
MAP OF THE WEEK
National Average Delivery Duration for First-Class flats during the last two weeks. Mail from anywhere to these states (including intra-state.) 2-3 days almost everywhere, including Alaska and Hawaii.