Why you’ll likely see slower delivery times with the U.S. Postal Service this holiday shipping season – CBS Denver
DENVER (CBS4) – This year’s holiday parcel rush is fast approaching. With this, the US Postal Service sends a new message to senders: you might see slower delivery times.
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The new standards will impact 40% of first class mail, bringing existing service standards from one to three days to five days.
Residents of downtown Denver who rely on fast mail delivery for businesses told CBS4 it was frustrating.
“Personally, I send CBD to my clients and it’s timely for them because their pets are waiting for their medication,” said Danielle Jarock, owner of Quality Paws Natural Pet. “I think as a small business owner we just had to fluctuate with the post COVID times. “
EBay seller Jennifer Sesay Hayword was also frustrated with the upcoming mail changes. “Most of the time, I send small packages. It sucks. It really is.
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“I mean it’s been a steady progression since the ’70s,” echoed Will Sellman.
The USPS is also planning to temporarily increase prices on October 3 for the peak holiday season 2021, as it has struggled to deliver over the past year due to the pandemic.
USPS Western Region Representative James Boxrud was unable to offer an interview to CBS4, but issued a statement, stating in part: “The changes to service standards that we have decided to implement is a necessary step to achieve our goal of consistently achieving 95% service performance.
“The changes to service standards are part of our balanced and comprehensive 10-year strategic plan Delivering for America and will improve reliability and predictability of service for customers and improve the efficiency of the postal service network.
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“The comprehensive 10-year plan will help the organization regain financial viability and achieve service excellence while maintaining universal mail delivery in six days and expanding parcel delivery in seven days. The plan includes a combination of investments in technology, training, post offices and a new fleet of vehicles; modernization of La Poste’s processing network; adopt best logistics practices in all delivery and transport operations; the creation of new income-generating offers in the expanding e-commerce market and the price changes authorized by the Postal Regulatory Commission. The Postal Service Plan will boost cash flow and savings to achieve $ 40 billion in capital investments over the next 10 years, many of which have been delayed due to the organization’s financial challenges over the past year. decade.