On September 30th, USPS Newsroom gave information on the changes businesses and consumers should expect during the upcoming holiday season.
"New Service Standards for First-Class Mail and Periodicals Beginning Oct. 1
On October 1, the Postal Service will implement new service standards for First-Class Mail and Periodicals. These new service standards will increase delivery reliability, consistency, and efficiency for our customers and across our network.
Most First-Class Mail (61 percent) and Periodicals (93 percent) will be unaffected by the new service standard changes. Standards for single-piece First-Class Mail traveling within a local area will continue to be two days.
The Postal Service will increase time‐in‐transit standards by 1 or 2 days for certain mail that are traveling longer distances. By doing so, the Postal Service can entrust its ground network to deliver more First-Class Mail, which will lead to greater consistency, reliability, and efficiency that benefits its customers." USPS Newsroom
We trust that USPS will continue to do an excellent job, however; we have added the following solutions to our systems to help improve the on time delivery of your products.