USPS: Publishers want dependable service for their subscribers

April 29, 2024 Newspapers across the nation are increasingly turning to USPS to deliver their print editions, aiming to provide their subscribers with more reliable, consistent service. As the labor market has tightened in recent years, many publishers have struggled to find private carriers for traditional home deliveries. By turning the job over to the…

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Postal Service Begins FY24 First Quarter with Consistent Delivery Performance

October 13, 2023 WASHINGTON, DC — The United States Postal Service reported new delivery performance metrics for the first week of the first quarter for fiscal year 2024. The average time for the Postal Service to deliver a mailpiece or package across the nation was 2.5 days. FY24 first quarter service performance scores covering Sept….

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USPS OIG Report: Service Performance During the Fiscal Year 2023 Peak Mailing Season

Background Each year, the U.S. Postal Service network stresses to accommodate the peak mailing season — Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day. Increased mail volume and operational changes during peak season significantly challenge the Postal Service’s processing and distribution network. In preparation for the fiscal year (FY) 2023 peak mailing season, Postal Service management executed a…

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USPS to replace First-Class Package Service with USPS Ground Advantage.

February 10, 2023 As part of its strategy to enhance its shipping offerings, USPS has notified the Postal Regulatory Commission of its intention to replace First-Class Package Service with USPS Ground Advantage. According to the Feb. 10 filing with the commission, the improved ground product, which is expected to launch in the summer, will feature…

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USPS Maintains High Service Performance During Busiest Week of the Year

Dec. 23, 2022 WASHINGTON — The United States Postal Service reported new delivery performance metrics for the 11th week of the first quarter for fiscal year 2023. The average time to deliver a mailpiece or package across the postal network was 2.5 days for the eighth consecutive week even as mailing and shipping traffic increased….

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USPS Accelerates Delivery for Retail Ground, Parcel Select Ground Products

June 23, 2022 The Postal Service will upgrade service standards for its Retail Ground and Parcel Select Ground products, effective Aug. 1. Within the contiguous United States, service standards will be accelerated from two-to-eight days to two-to-five days for the same affordable price. Items containing hazardous materials or live animals are not eligible for the…

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USPS OIG Report: Changes in the Usage of the Modes of Transportation

Background To meet its customers’ demands and needs, the U.S. Postal Service addressed its financial and operational challenges by developing its Ten-Year Plan — Delivering for America: Our Vision and Ten-Year Plan to Achieve Financial Sustainability and Service Excellence (the Plan). The Plan establishes strategies for achieving financial sustainability and service excellence and outlines the…

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USPS: Strong Performance Continues Across All Mail Categories

95 Percent Marketing Mail Delivered On Time For Fifth Consecutive Week 93 Percent First-Class Mail Delivered On Time For Fourth Consecutive Week 2.4: Average Days to Deliver a Mailpiece Across USPS Network WASHINGTON, DC — The United States Postal Service reported new delivery performance metrics showing strong performance across all mail categories through the first…

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