A PRETTY BAD WEEK FOR FIRST-CLASS MAIL – MAYBE A TREND?
Remember how great April was? USPS issued a press release – it was pretty great. Almost 97% First-Class letters delivered on time in the week of April 11. It’s been getting gently worse since, to the point it’s edging on bad. Less than 92% on time last week. With one exception, it’s been worse each week since that great April week. First-Class flats are moving in the same direction, with less than 86% delivered on time. None of these are disastrous numbers, but there seems to be a direction. Let’s hope for a turnaround.
For the week beginning May 23, 2022, First-Class letters were delivered on time 91.97%. First-Class flats were delivered on time 85.71%. Not terrible, but one of the weaker performances of late.
Because the world is a mysterious place, Marketing Mail had a pretty good week. Letters with 97.05% delivered on time, and Marketing Mail Flats were delivered on time 96.29% of the time. Good performance numbers.
Average Intra-SCF delivery time was 2.09 days for Marketing Mail letters, 2.09 days for Marketing Mail flats. Among the best we’ve seen.
Keep your finger off the panic button and enjoy the rest of the holiday weekend. These trends tend to turn around.
GRAPH OF THE WEEK
On-time performance by week for First-Class letters. You can see the trend, but it’s hardly anything to get worked up about.