Effective December 26, 2021, the published rates for our services will increase. This helps to support ongoing expansion and capability enhancements as we strive to maintain the high service levels you expect from UPS. Below is an overview of our 2022 Rates*. Package - The following changes will be effective December 26, 2021: The rates for UPS® Ground, UPS Air and International services will increase an average net 5.9% The following changes will be effective January 9, 2022: The Peak Surcharges will be renamed Peak/Demand Surcharges; The list of Zip Codes to which Area Surcharges apply will change. See updated Zip Code listings. details at: https://www.ups.com/us/en/shipping/rates-update.page?
The U.S. Postal Service reported service delivery performance scores showing First-Class Mail service performance surpassing 90 percent for the first four weeks of the fiscal first quarter. For the week of Oct. 23-Oct. 29, First-Class Mail service performance reached 92.2 percent.
First quarter-to-date service performance scores covering the period Oct. 1 through Oct. 29 included:
*First-Class Mail: 91.1 percent of First-Class Mail delivered on time against the USPS service standard, an improvement of 3.1 percentage points from the fourth quarter.
*Marketing Mail: 92.2 percent of Marketing Mail delivered on time against the USPS service standard, a slight decrease of .3 percentage points from the fourth quarter.
*Periodicals: 83.3 percent of Periodicals delivered on time against the USPS service standard, an improvement of 1.2 percentage points from the fourth quarter.
The reported service performance scores reflect new service standards for First-Class Mail and end-to-end Periodicals that went into effect Oct. 1. The new service standards are part of the Postal Service’s ongoing efforts to increase delivery reliability, consistency for our customers and operating efficiency across our network. Most First-Class Mail (61 percent) and Periodicals (93 percent) will be unaffected by the new service standards. Standards for single-piece First-Class Mail traveling within a local area will continue to be two days. The delivery standards for Marketing Mail have not changed.
more at: https://about.usps.com/newsroom/national-releases/2021/1104-first-class-mail-performance-shows-strong-improvements.htm