US Postal Service to adjust its parcel delivery targets

The US Postal Service is asking for permission to change the target times for its First-Class Package Service (FCPS). This is as part of the postal operator’s Delivering for America 10 year strategic plan.

According to the US Postal Service, “Modifying select service standards will allow for additional transport time for long-distance package deliveries and increased network efficiencies. The new FCPS service standards will also enable additional package volume to be transported by surface transportation, which is more reliable and affordable compared to air transportation.”

The postal operator says that 64% of FCPS volume would be unaffected, and 4% would be sped up from three to two days. Some 32% however would take one to two more days for delivery.

“Modifying select service standards is a key growth element and enabler of our 10-year plan, contributing to our top goal of meeting or exceeding 95 percent on-time delivery across all product classes, including the growing package market,” said Postmaster General and CEO Louis DeJoy. “By implementing the elements of our 10-year plan, we will deliver the consistent, reliable service that the American people and our customers expect and deserve and grow package volume, spurring revenue growth that can be invested back into the Postal Service.”

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