A VERY GOOD WEEK WITH ONE STATISTICAL ANOMALY!
Another solid week for delivery, improved or steady in virtually every category. The one notable exception was First-Class flats, which were so bad we’re calling it a sample size issue. Some weeks we just don’t track a lot of First-Class flats, and in this case, we’re going to assume the sample was too small – mostly one mailing that had some slow deliveries, not representative of the category. This week, we’ll be comparing this week’s results with those from the same week a year ago. We’ll be using the same standards for both periods.
For the week beginning June 20, 2022, First-Class letters were delivered on time an impressive 95.33% of the time, almost identical to the same week last year at 95.88% on time. First-Class flats show as being delivered on time 63.14% of the time, but we’re going to ignore that as a data blip. Generally, we have seen flats outperforming last year.
For USPS Marketing Mail, Letters were delivered on time an exceptional 97.2%of the time. Last year was pretty good, too, with 95.03% delivered on time. Marketing Mail Flats were delivered on time 96.74% of the time. Same week in 2021 was 91.17%. Flats generally seem improved overall this year.
Average Intra-SCF delivery time was 2.00 days for Marketing Mail letters, 2.02 days for Marketing Mail flats. Wow. That’s really good.
GRAPH OF THE WEEK
Here’s a full year of on-time performance data for Marketing Mail Flats. The first few bars are summer, 2021. The bars on the right are this year. There seems to be significantly better performance this year. It seems that USPS has really upped their game in that category.