USPS is setting new records as Christmas nears

Denver NDC

The Denver Network Distribution Facility, which processed record package volume last week.

From USPS News Link:

The Postal Service delivered a record 28.3 million packages Dec. 22, surpassing the previous milestone — 27.9 million deliveries — set one week earlier.

The Dec. 22 deliveries were up 9.5 percent over the busiest day last year.

On Dec. 21, USPS delivered 6.3 million packages, the most delivered on a Sunday. The Postal Service is deliveringpackages on Sundays in more than 100 cities during the holidays.

USPS has delivered 422 million parcels since Nov. 30, nearing its prediction of at least 450 million package deliveries during the peak season.

Deliveries will continue during the next few days, including Christmas Day.

Overall, the Postal Service expects to deliver 15.5 billion cards, letters and packages between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve.

Postal facilities are setting records too.

For example, the West Valley P&DC in Phoenix processed more than 750,000 packages Dec. 17. Two days later, the Denver P&DC and Denver Network and Distribution Center processed a combined 954,000 packages.

“We were ready,” said Denver P&DC Senior Plant Manager Brian Gaines. “Our employees have been stepping up and moving the mail with efficiency and professionalism. This is our season and this proves it.”

This week’s record-setting performance has been covered by USA Today and others.