USPS Is Ready for 50 Million Packages a Day during Peak Season

Just as online merchants know it’s never too early to get ready for the next holiday season, so do shipping carriers, and the USPS said this month it’s ready. It expects to receive about 40 million packages on its busiest days during the upcoming peak season, and it said it will be ready to handle 50 million packages a day.

“We have a capacity to ensure every part of our network remains fluid and on time,” said Isaac Cronkhite in a post on the USPS blog earlier this month. Cronkhite is the Chief Logistics and Processing Officer for the USPS.


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That’s incorrect. The delivery units do not have the room to receive sort and load the current volume of parcels let alone an increase. Isleways blocked, doc full of empty A’s and wires, waiting in line to load up to 20 minutes and returning for 2nd half and or during multiple runs (while not getting paid for the time) for packages and pickups for some. No, not ready.

What a lie. Can’t even handle the current volume and have half the staff for normal time

We can’t handle the volume we have now. We’ve got people working seven days a week and employees are quitting in droves. I’m glad I won’t be around at peak season. I’m retiring the end of September. No more of this insanity for me.