Select success

Cleveland Letter Carrier Marvin Reese holds a Parcel Select package this week.

USPS is exceeding its Parcel Select performance targets, underscoring the organization’s commitment to building its package delivery business.

Parcel Select is the Postal Service’s fastest-growing package product. Many retailers receive postage discounts when they drop Parcel Select packages at Post Offices and other facilities for delivery.

During fiscal 2016’s third quarter (April 1-June 30), USPS exceeded its goal for these deliveries by almost two-tenths of a percentage point.

“Our outstanding performance during this quarter reflects our ability to deliver for our package customers and builds a stronger foundation to ensure every Parcel Select package receives on-time performance,” said Chief Operating Officer Dave Williams.

All seven areas and nearly all districts outperformed the national Parcel Select goal during the quarter.

The top three areas were Eastern, Capital Metro and Western, while the top three districts were Appalachian, Central Pennsylvania and Dakotas.

Capital Metro Area VP Linda Malone said her area’s employees understand the importance of Parcel Select packages.

“Our employees are committed to scanning and delivering each piece timely every day,” Malone said.

USPS also made major strides in Priority Mail and Standard Mail deliveries during the third quarter.