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Scanning scores during the week ending Nov. 24
Western was the area leader in scanning during the week ending Nov. 24, while Dakotas finished first among the districts.

Scanning snapshot. The Postal Service’s national scanning rating was 97.64 percent during the week ending Nov. 24, down from one week earlier.

Dakotas (98.96 percent) topped the districts, while Western (98.05 percent) led the areas.

To see the latest results, go to the Enterprise Analytics site and select “Analytics Tools,” followed by “DES 2 — Scan Performance.”

Click, buy, repeat. Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving, was the biggest online shopping day in history.

Consumers made an estimated $6.59 billion worth of purchases online, a 16.8 percent jump from last year, according to research by the Adobe software company.

For the first time, purchases on mobile devices accounted for $2 billion in sales. Overall online holiday sales are on track to top $100 billion, a new record.

USPS predicts strong online shopping will drive a surge in package deliveries this holiday season.

Holiday colors. A new USPS-themed holiday coloring page is available to help Postal Service employees spread cheer.

Earl Musick, an Eastern Area employee engagement ambassador and cartoonist, has created many holiday coloring pages over the years for Post Offices to share with employees, customers and their children.

This year’s holiday page was inspired by the Christmas Carols stamps.

Link readers can view and print this year’s page by clicking on the gallery image below and selecting “Download” under the caption.

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