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Technique helping USPS grow package business

Dynamic routing is helping the Postal Service process and deliver packages more efficiently on Sundays and holidays.

More than 2,000 Postal Service facilities across the nation are now using dynamic routing, a technique that makes it easier to deliver packages on Sundays and holidays.

Since its inception in 2013, dynamic routing has been used to sort 107 million packages and create 1.4 million routes.

“Dynamic routing has helped the Postal Service deliver packages more effectively and efficiently, and we look forward to using the technology to better serve our customers,” said Delivery VP Ed Phelan.

The dynamic routing concept boosts USPS productivity by putting package delivery points in the most efficient, logical order. Turn-by-turn driving instructions for letter carriers are included.

Through dynamic routing, the Postal Service now sorts more than 800,000 packages on a typical Sunday or holiday.

The technique, part of a broader effort to grow the USPS package service, continues to expand as Sunday deliveries become more popular.

Dynamic routing also is expected to play an important part during the holidays: The Postal Service plans to deliver packages on Sundays in major cities and high-volume areas, beginning Nov. 29.

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