FIRST-CLASS MAIL HAS ITS WORST WEEK SINCE WE’VE BEEN MEASURING.
79.3% of First-Class letters delivered on time. 24.3% of First-Class flats delivered on time. Average delivery time for a First-Class letter: 3.60 days. For a flat: 5.67 days. I don’t think I need to add any words. And this is professionally prepared, presorted mail. Heaven help Aunt Trixie.
Marketing Mail held steady at over 95% on time. The difference? Marketing Mail largely avoids the Postal logistics network. The network is being reconfigured.
Most troubling is this is not a flukey one-off. First-Class letters’ on-time rate has been dropping for weeks. Adjustment pains? Let’s hope so.