LETTERS DO MUCH BETTER. FLATS, NOT SO MUCH
First-Class Letters had one of their best weeks in months, with 94% delivered on time. Marketing Mail letters did OK, too, with 97.4% delivered on time. Given lousy weather in the Upper Midwest last week, it’s impressive.
Flats continue to disappoint, with only 79% of First-Class Flats delivered on time. With the second month of the calendar year wrapping up, we are worried that there may be issues caused by the removal of FSS equipment and network realignments. 96.5% of Marketing Mail flats were delivered on time YTD, although only 89% were on time last week. If flats mail is a big part of your efforts, keep an eye on your performance, and maybe allows a bit more time.