USPS requests PRC opinion on plan to level out delivery of ad mail through the week | Ruralinfo Postal News

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Today the Postal Service requested an advisory opinion from the Postal Regulatory Commission concerning its plan to level out the delivery volume of advertising mail throughout the week.

Under the current service standards, a disproportionate amount of that mail is delivered on Mondays, and that imbalance often results in late delivery of mail on Monday, inconvenience to mail recipients, and increased costs to the Postal Service.

The Postal Service is proposing to revise the service standards for a limited segment of Standard Mail (pieces that qualify for a DSCF rate and are accepted before the day zero CET at the proper DSCF on Friday or Saturday), to encourage a more balanced distribution of Standard Mail volume across all of our delivery days.

For those Standard Mail pieces entered on Friday or Saturday at the DSCF rate, the Postal Service is proposing to change the current three-day delivery expectation to a four-day delivery expectation. And for pieces entered at the SCF in San Juan, PR and destined for the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as all DSCF entry pieces destined for American Samoa, the delivery expectation for pieces entered on Friday or Saturday would change from four days to five days. The Postal Service is not proposing any other revisions to its service standards at this time.

via USPS requests PRC opinion on plan to level out delivery of ad mail through the week | Ruralinfo Postal News.

Telling customers what they should want vs listening and providing the service customers are looking for…is bad business.  Trying to save a buck – at all costs – is also bad business.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

December 31st, 2013 at 12:56 am

Posted in USPS

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