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Has Postal Carriers Improved On Time Rate This Year?

13 January 2023 - by - in Industry News
Has Postal Carriers Improved

Sign on a building that says United States Post Office.

Since the 2020 pandemic, both business owners and consumers have dealt with postal carrier uncertainty. Many people have endured long wait times, sometimes never receiving their packages. These long wait times were largely due to worker shortages and rising fuel costs. However, it appears postal carriers have improved their on time rate this year, providing faster deliveries than 2021.  

Are Postal Carrier On Time Rates Improving?

Whether you’re a consumer or a business owner, waiting around for packages is a frustrating experience. The good news is according to consulting experts, like ShipMatrix, FedEx, the U.S. Postal Service, and UPS all improved their delivery rates from 2021. November holds major shopping days for many people and these carriers met those demands by increasing their on time delivery rates. Although FedEx dealt with worker shortages last year, they worked tirelessly to resolve the issue and meet customer demands. 

According to ShipMatrix, peak season required postal carriers to plan ahead to avoid work shortages and deliver on time. They delivered an average of over 90 million packages between the Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday holidays. This volume was not expected because of rising fuel prices and other effects of inflation. The requested volume forced postal carriers to expand their workforce and prepare for a continuing increase in demand for the rest of the 2022 holiday season. 

Will Rates Slow Down Again?

While it seems postal carriers began a strong holiday season, it’s important to prepare for potential slow down after the holiday season. After the increased demand of the season slows down, there is a possibility postal carriers will scale back their workforce. This is not happening as much in the United States as in other countries who are dealing with port congestions and lockdowns. 

Postal carriers, like the United States Postal Service, are still dealing with worker shortages and shorter work hours. This means slower delivery times for consumers and business owners. In 2021, the United States Postal Service relied more on ground transportation than air freight shipping. In some cases, this is still happening, causing more delays. 

How Do These Rates Affect Your Business?

It’s important to know that postal carrier delivery rates may slow down again after the holiday season. So, what does this mean for your business? While things are slowly returning to normal since the 2020 pandemic, shipping rates and methods are one area that fluctuates. As a business owner, it’s essential to take action and protect your business. 

Partnering with another business that specializes in shipping logistics can help you navigate the issues and frustrations of delayed shipping. These companies can help you find shipping methods that are more cost effective and have exceptional on time delivery rates. 

Partnering With Trifecta Transport Can Help

Trifecta Transport provides a knowledgeable source of businesses who want help to navigate shipping logistics. We understand the frustrations of managing a business while worrying about on time delivery for your customers. Our goal is to educate businesses on shipping logistics so they can more effectively plan and serve their customers well. 

As leading experts in the industry, we partner with businesses to help them deliver products under budget and on time. We want to share our knowledge of the industry so that businesses can better serve their customers. 

Get In Touch With Us Today

If you need help to navigate time critical shipping logistics of your business, get in touch with us today. We offer a wide variety of shipping methods to help deliver products on time for your customers. Contact Trifecta Transport today and get a quote on our services. We look forward to working with you.