Latest USPS Report Shows Sustained Service Performance Improvements

USPS News Release -July 29, 2021 WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Postal Service reported fourth-quarter service delivery performance data through the first three weeks of July that showed sustained improvement across all First-Class, Marketing and Periodical mail categories from the third quarter ended June 30. Fourth-quarter service performance for July 1 through July 23 included:…

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USPS Reports Ongoing Service Performance Improvements Across All Mail Categories

USPS News Release – July 22, 2021 WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Postal Service reported fourth-quarter service delivery performance data through the first half of July that showed ongoing improvement across all First-Class, Marketing and Periodical mail categories from the third quarter ended June 30. Fourth-quarter service performance for July 1 through July 16 included:…

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USPS Finishes Third Quarter with Strongest Service Performance in a Year

July 8, 2021 WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Postal Service reported third quarter FY 2021 service performance improvements over the second quarter across First-Class Mail, Marketing Mail and Periodicals. The quarter was USPS’s strongest quarterly service performance for all mail categories since the third quarter of FY2020. Third quarter FY2021 (covering the weeks of April…

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PMG updates employees in new video

June 24, 2021 USPS has steadily improved its service performance in recent months, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy reports in his latest all-employee video message. The organization is achieving close to or better than 90 percent on-time delivery in First-Class Mail and Marketing Mail, and greater than 90 percent for first-class packages and Priority Mail. “This…

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USPS Service Performance Continues Improvement Across First-Class Mail and Periodicals

June 10, 2021 WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Postal Service provided new service performance data today for the week of May 29 through June 4, 2021. During the seven-day period, First-Class Mail and Periodicals experienced positive improvement in service delivery, while Marketing Mail saw a slight decline. Notably, First-Class Mail service performance reached nearly 90…

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PMG Brennan discusses mail, other topics in “Business Focus” video

USPS is continuing to promote Marketing Mail as an effective method for businesses to promote their products and services to consumers, Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan reports in her latest “Business Focus” video. “We know direct mail works. It increases return on investment for the sender and has value for the receiver,” Brennan says. “Hard…

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USPS OIG Report: Marketing Mail Letters Workshare Discounts

Objective The U.S. Postal Service offers a postage rate discount to mailers for presorting, pre-barcoding, handling, or transporting of mail. These workshare discounts incentivize mailers to perform specific activities that the Postal Service would otherwise have to perform. They allow the Postal Service to increase operational efficiencies, avoid some mailing costs, stimulate mail volume growth,…

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What’s up with Mail? How Mail Use is Changing Across the United States

USPS OIG White Paper – April 17, 2017 While continuing to fall, the overall rate of volume decline for letter mail has slowed substantially in recent years. Business-to-consumer mail like First-Class Mail Presort and Marketing Mail represents a growing portion of total mail volume – over 78 percent in 2015. There is substantial variation at…

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