YEAR OVER YEAR TRENDING FINALLY AVAILABLE IN THE TRAFFIC REPORT!
This is a big day for us here at the Mail Traffic Control Center – We’ve been at this for more than a year now, and we can start comparisons with performance a year ago! You remember a year ago, right? Back when we still were using those zippy old standards. Now, going forward, we can compare results with a year ago. This was very exciting to us – more so than last week’s on-time performance, which was pretty much the same as it always is.
For the week beginning June 6, 2022, First-Class letters were delivered on time 93.60% of the time, a tiny bit better than last week at 93.43% on time, but quite a bit worse than the same week in 2021 at 95.24% on time. First-Class flats were delivered on time 93.05% of the time, back to the mean after the prior week’s excellent performance. And that is way better than the same week in 2021, when only 92.20% of First-Class flats were delivered on time. These figures are all based on the newer FCM service standards, so it is not apples to oranges…just a lot of apples. In general, FC flats have been doing much better than last year, slower standards or not. We’ll make this our graph of the week.
Back on the USPS Marketing Mail side of the house, where there were no changes to standards, Marketing Mail Letters performed excellently with 96.19% delivered on time. Marketing Mail Flats were delivered on time 95.26% of the time. Same week in 2021 was 95.89%. Interestingly, last year, Marketing Mail, letters and flats slumped after early June, and stayed slower through summer, and, in fact the rest of the year. I guess we’ll learn this year if there is a cure for those summertime blues.
Average Intra-SCF delivery time was 2.22 days for Marketing Mail letters, 2.24 days for Marketing Mail flats.
One final item, if you are a SnailWorks customer you can access many of the reports I use for this.
GRAPH OF THE WEEK
First-Class flats on-time performance for the year, measured by the October 1, 2021, standards. Flats really fell into a summer doldrum that lasted through the year. YTD 2022, we’re looking much better. We’ll keep an eye on it.