US MAIL TRAFFIC REPORT – OCTOBER 3, 2022
October 3, 2022   Dave Lewis
HURRICANE IAN EFFECTS DRAG DOWN AVERAGES A BIT Our hearts go out to the people in Southwest Florida as they work to recover from Ian.  Florida mail issues brought down on-time averages in the Southern area, and to a lesser extent Atlantic. ...

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When Should You Mail?  Interpreting Delivery Analytics
September 26, 2022   Dave Lewis
SnailWorks compiles a ton of delivery analytics as a result of tracking millions of pieces of mail a day for our hundreds of clients.  We use this compiled data to create the US Mail Traffic Report that we post every Monday on Linked In.  That...

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A New Postal Network and Your Mail
September 26, 2022   Dave Lewis
If you think changing a tire on a moving bus is tough, try doing it with a blindfold on.  This is kind of what the Postal Service is doing with their network right now.  The blindfolds are actually on the industry and postal employees. ...

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US MAIL TRAFFIC REPORT – SEPTEMBER 26, 2022
September 26, 2022   Dave Lewis
GREAT WEEK AT THE RIGHT TIME!  SHAKE YOUR CARRIER’S HAND – OR BUMP ELBOWS, BETTER STILL It’s nice to see a great performance week at such an important time – it’s mailing season! We have seen weekly scan volume –...

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US MAIL TRAFFIC REPORT – SEPTEMBER 19, 2022
September 19, 2022   Dave Lewis
MOSTLY A LITTLE SLOWER – VOLUME UP A LITTLE Ho, hum.  Another unexciting delivery week.  Flats continue to do OK, letters disappoint a little.  First-Class letters have shown a downward trend compared to the annual averages, but...

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US MAIL TRAFFIC REPORT – SEPTEMBER 12, 2022
September 12, 2022   Dave Lewis
MEDIUM SLOW ON A HOLIDAY WEEK – BEFORE A RAIL STRIKE? We keep a little pile of salt grains nearby in case we need to take one with a week’s report.  We also suggest that you take this week’s report with a grain of salt because...

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US MAIL TRAFFIC REPORT – SEPTEMBER 5, 2022
September 6, 2022   Dave Lewis
A LITTLE SLOWER IN MOST CATEGORIES  No mail delivery on Monday, but there was plenty last week.  Nothing dramatic in any category, but First-Class just looked the littlest bit slower.  Our concern is that mail volume we have observed...

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US MAIL TRAFFIC REPORT – AUGUST 29, 2022
August 29, 2022   Dave Lewis
FLATS LOOK PRETTY GOOD.  LETTERS?  MEH. Summer continues to roll on, as summers will do.  No dramatic changes, except delivery continues to be a little slower than earlier in the summer.  Let’s hope this trend doesn’t...

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WEEKLY US MAIL TRAFFIC REPORT – AUGUST 22, 2022
August 22, 2022   Dave Lewis
Area results are more interesting than National We’re still sifting through the data on last week – we’re still getting accustomed to Postal Area data Nationally, it was a solid week.  Nothing too exciting, which is how we...

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WEEKLY US MAIL TRAFFIC REPORT – AUGUST 15, 2022
August 15, 2022   Dave Lewis
NOW WITH AREA DETAILS! We’re easily excited at the SnailWorks Mail Traffic Center, but this week we have added delivery stats by the new Postal Areas, and we can hardly sit still.  Nationally there was not much to shout about –...

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