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USPS reports stable first-quarter delivery performance

During fiscal year 2024’s first quarter (Oct. 1 through Dec. 29), the Postal Service delivered 85.4 percent of First-Class Mail on time when compared with the organization’s service standard, according to data released Jan. 5.

First-Class Mail performance was down 5.7 percentage points when compared with the previous quarter.

Also during the first quarter, 93.8 percent of Marketing Mail was delivered on time, a decrease of 1.5 percentage points from the previous quarter, and 80.8 percent of Periodicals were delivered on time, down 5.2 percentage points from the previous quarter.

The average time for USPS to deliver a mailpiece or package across the nation was 2.7 days.

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