USPS reports ‘continued improvement’ across First-Class Mail and Periodicals
The latest weekly service performance data from the US Postal Service (USPS) show that First-Class Mail and Periodicals experienced positive improvement in service delivery, while Marketing Mail saw a slight decline.
USPS said that key performance indicators for the week of 29 May to 4 June included:
- 89.95% of First-Class Mail was delivered on time, a 1.06% increase from the week beginning 22 May
90.67% of Marketing Mail was delivered on time, a 1.29% decline from the previous week
80.70% of Periodicals were delivered on time, a 1.31% increase from the previous week.
USPS said that the service improvement for First-Class Mail and Periodicals can be attributed to the implementation of key initiatives laid out under the Postal Service’s 10-year plan “Delivering for America” to deliver financial sustainability and service excellence, including strategies to diversify air and surface transportation options to move mail and package volume more efficiently.
USPS added that investments currently underway to prepare for the 2021 holiday peak season include: the procurement of 138 package sorters to meet higher package volume; the leasing of 45 annex facilities within 5 miles of existing facilities to accommodate surges in demand ahead of the 2021 peak holiday season; and the completion of operational mail moves previously paused in 2015 at 18 facilities.