USPS: “Carrier — Leave If No Response” delivery option

August 2, 2021 USPS is reminding employees about a new service that ensures timely deliveries for customers who request expedited packaging supplies (EPS). These supplies — including corrugated containers, envelopes, pressure-sensitive labels and decals — are specially designed for use with domestic and international Priority Mail Express and Priority Mail services, at no additional cost…

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Same-day local delivery – USPS Connect pilot begins in Texas

July 19, 2021 The Postal Service has launched a USPS Connect Local pilot for small-business customers in Houston and Dallas to provide local-to-local, same-day or next-day package delivery at affordable rates. USPS Connect Local is part of a broader USPS Connect program that will be piloted in stages to help businesses of all sizes meet…

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USPS: Single 6 p.m. delivery guarantee begins May 23 for Priority Mail Express

USPS is reminding employees that the new, streamlined service for Priority Mail Express will be effective Sunday, May 23. As of that date, there will be just one commitment time for all Priority Mail Express deliveries nationwide: 6 p.m. The 10:30 a.m., noon and 3:30 p.m. options will cease. However, on May 23; Monday, May…

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USPS OIG Report: Package Delivery in Rural and Dense Urban Areas

September 16, 2020 (RISC-WP-20-008) Package delivery in rural and urban environments comes with challenges not experienced in suburban environments, such as numerous apartment buildings in urban areas or long distances between delivery points in rural areas. The Postal Service could make package delivery more efficient by installing more parcel lockers, encouraging larger curbside mailboxes, and…

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USPS promotes Mailbox Improvement Week – May 17-23

The Postal Service is inviting customers to participate in Mailbox Improvement Week from May 17-23. In line with spring cleaning, the annual campaign encourages customers on city, rural and contract delivery service routes to enhance the appearance of shabby mailboxes. In addition to being physically appealing, tidy mailboxes help improve delivery and collection operations. However,…

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USPS OIG: Same-Day Delivery – Implications for the Postal Service

The same-day delivery of merchandise and groceries in the U.S. accounted for only 249 million packages in 2018, making it a niche market with uncertain financial and growth prospects. The next-day delivery of parcels may well become a more critical segment than same-day — which bodes well for the Postal Service’s leading role in this…

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USPS Selects Zebra Technologies as Next-Gen Mobile Delivery Device Provider

300,000 Zebra TC77 touch computers will optimize delivery network with real-time visibility for letter carriers LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. – Oct. 29, 2019 – Zebra Technologies Corporation, an innovator at the edge of the enterprise with solutions and partners that enable businesses to gain a performance edge, today announced that the United States Postal Service (USPS) awarded…

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USPS is installing faster package sorters

The Postal Service is installing new package sorting equipment at 30 facilities across the nation. The automated delivery unit sorters join 22 others that were installed in delivery units earlier this year during the initial phase of the rollout. “By automating package sorting in delivery units, [these] machines will significantly reduce operational costs and improve…

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