Appendix A6:  Packages & Expedited

 


 

Table A6-1
Packages and Expedited Received - by Delivery Company
(Percentage of Pieces Received by Households)
Postal Fiscal Years 1987, 2010 and 2011
(Diary Data)

Carrier

Percent

1987

2010

2011

United States Postal Service:

 

 

 

First-Class and Priority

15.4

30.9

28.8

Express Mail

0.7

1.9

0.5

Third-Class Single Piece

2.3

N/A

N/A

Standard Mail Total

25.1

26.3

22.9

Standard Mail Regular

25.1

24.3

21.0

Standard Mail Regular Enhanced Carrier Route

N/A

0.1

0.1

Standard Mail Regular Not Flat-Machinable

N/A

1.2

0.8

Standard Mail Nonprofit

N/A

0.7

0.9

Standard Mail Nonprofit Enhanced Carrier Route

N/A

0.0

0.0

Standard Mail Nonprofit Not Flat-Machinable

N/A

0.0

0.1

Parcel Post

4.9

1.5

2.8

Parcel Select

N/A

6.8

8.5

Bound Printed Matter

8.9

7.4

7.0

Special Standard Mail 1

9.7

2.4

2.3

Library Mail

0.1

0.0

0.0

No answer

3.4

N/A

N/A

Total USPS

71.7

77.1

72.7

Other Carriers:

 

 

 

United Parcel Service Total

23.6

3.0

16.3

United Parcel Service -- Next Day Air

1.6

0.9

1.2

United Parcel Service -- Second Day Air

0.9

2.1

1.0

United Parcel Service -- 3 Day Select/Ground

21.1

0.0

14.0

Federal Express

0.3

1.2

6.8

Federal Express -- Overnight

N/A

0.5

1.1

Federal Express -- 2Day

N/A

0.6

1.0

Federal Express -- Express Saver, Home Delievery/Ground

N/A

0.0

4.7

Emery

0.0

N/A

N/A

Roadway

0.1

N/A

N/A

Total Other Carriers

27.8

4.2

23.1

International

N/A

1.3

2.2

Other

N/A

1.2

0.5

Don't know/no answer

3.6

16.2

1.6

Total

100.0

100.0

100.0

Total Packages Per Household

0.3

0.5

0.4

1 Special Standard Mail includes Media Mail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table A6-2
Packages and Expedited Received - Packages Delivered by the Postal Service by Class and Sender
(Percentage of Pieces by Class)
Postal Fiscal Years 1987, 2010 and 2011
(Diary Data)

Mail Class

Business

Friend/Relative

Other/Unknown

1987

2010

2011

1987

2010

2011

1987

2010

2011

First-Class and Priority

43.6

63.4

72.5

53.6

18.1

18.8

2.8

18.5

8.7

Express Mail

10.8

0.0

68.0

52.0

100.0

32.0

27.2

0.0

0.0

Standard Mail - Total

94.8

72.1

71.7

2.2

0.0

1.5

3.1

27.9

26.8

Standard Mail Regular

94.8

72.2

70.5

2.2

72.2

70.5

3.1

27.8

27.9

Standard Mail Regular Enhanced Carrier Route

N/A

100.0

51.2

N/A

100.0

51.2

N/A

0.0

0.0

Standard Mail Regular Not Flat-Machinable

N/A

80.7

76.7

N/A

80.7

76.7

N/A

0.0

1.0

Standard Mail Nonprofit

N/A

49.4

66.5

N/A

49.4

66.5

N/A

0.0

0.0

Standard Mail Nonprofit Enhanced Carrier Route

N/A

54.4

0.0

N/A

54.4

0.0

N/A

0.0

0.0

Standard Mail Nonprofit Not Flat-Machinable

N/A

100.0

76.4

N/A

100.0

76.4

N/A

0.0

0.0

Parcel Post

63.1

87.5

61.2

36.9

12.5

0.3

0.0

12.5

0.3

Parcel Select

N/A

0.0

0.0

N/A

93.3

95.9

N/A

0.0

0.4

Bound Printed Matter

98.6

55.5

71.3

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.4

44.5

0.0

Special Standard Mail 1

98.5

92.2

80.7

0.0

0.0

12.2

5.0

7.8

12.2

Library Mail

100.0

100.0

100.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

1 Special Standard Mail includes Media Mail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table A6-3
Packages and Expedited Received - Sender/Content by Carrier
Postal Fiscal Years 1987, 2010 and 2011
(Diary Data)

Content 1

Percent of Total

Percent Sent Via Postal Service

Percent Sent Via UPS

Percent Sent Via FedEx

1987

2010

2011

1987

2010

2011

1987

2010

2011

1987

2010

2011

Book

15.9

11.4

7.0

89.6

87.0

90.2

10.0

1.2

5.7

10.0

0.0

0.0

Record, tape or CD

6.7

6.2

8.6

87.3

88.3

84.4

8.0

2.7

10.3

8.0

0.0

0.0

Item from a friend or relative

16.7

9.2

8.2

69.0

87.6

69.6

23.2

4.9

20.8

23.2

0.0

0.0

Order from catalog

19.1

9.7

40.6

47.1

69.2

67.2

56.9

3.8

22.3

56.9

0.0

0.0

Order from store

5.1

35.6

2.1

43.5

72.6

64.4

55.0

1.3

23.5

55.0

0.0

0.0

Other mail order

11.5

2.6

88.1

67.5

1.7

6.7

30.4

11.9

0.0

30.4

0.0

0.0

1 Packages can contain more than one type of content.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table A6-4
Packages Received - by Special Services
(Percentage of Packages Delivered by the Postal Service)
Postal Fiscal Years 1987, 2010 and 2011
(Diary Data)

Special Services 2

Percent

1987

2010

2011

Special Handling

3.0

0.9

1.2

Special Delivery 1

1.3

24.8

32.6

Certified

0.1

0.2

0.1

Registered

0.1

0.9

1.8

Insurance

3.2

0.5

1.0

C.O.D.

1.6

0.0

0.0

Other

2.5

0.4

0.3

  Total

8.7

27.8

37.0

1 Changed to Delivery Confirmation in PFY 2001.

2 Does Not Include Expedited Mail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                           


Table A6-5
Packages and Expedited Received - Carrier by Income
(Percentage of Pieces)
Postal Fiscal Years 1987, 2010 and 2011
(Diary and Recruitment Data)

Carrier

Under $7K

$7K - $9.9K

$10K - $14.9K

$15K - $19.9K

1987

2010

2011

1987

2010

2011

1987

2010

2011

1987

2010

2011

Postal Service

68.9

69.4

45.4

71.1

86.0

94.1

74.8

91.8

70.9

79.9

82.9

52.3

UPS

20.8

30.6

54.6

23.8

0.0

0.0

21.1

5.0

14.4

18.3

1.1

40.8

Other

0.0

0.0

0.0

2.2

14.0

0.0

0.0

3.2

9.1

0.0

16.0

6.4

Don't know/No answer

10.2

0.0

0.0

2.8

0.0

5.9

4.0

0.0

5.5

1.8

0.0

0.4

   Total

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

   Total Packages Per Household

0.20

0.11

0.11

0.14

0.12

0.15

0.12

0.17

0.17

0.15

0.20

0.21

   Per Week

Carrier

$20K - $24.9K

$25K - $29.9K

$30K - $34.9K

$35K - $49.9K

1987

2010

2008

1987

2010

2011

1987

2010

2011

1987

2010

2011

Postal Service

75.4

84.4

78.3

63.3

82.8

76.8

82.1

82.8

76.8

73.0

85.5

84.4

UPS

17.8

6.0

11.4

31.2

5.9

15.5

15.3

5.9

15.5

24.4

11.5

9.4

Other

3.3

9.5

9.9

0.7

8.5

5.5

0.5

8.5

5.5

0.2

3.0

5.8

Don't know/No answer

3.6

0.0

0.4

4.9

2.8

2.2

2.1

2.8

2.2

2.4

0.0

0.5

   Total

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

   Total Packages Per Household

0.24

0.21

0.23

0.34

0.34

0.29

0.31

0.34

0.29

0.39

0.37

0.35

   Per Week

Carrier

$50K - $64.9K

Over $65K

1987

2010

2011

1987

2010

2011

Postal Service

66.7

82.1

76.4

62.3

75.0

71.6

UPS

28.4

10.7

14.7

31.1

18.2

18.7

Other

0.0

5.6

6.5

5.3

6.1

8.5

Don't know/No answer

5.0

1.5

2.3

0.9

0.8

1.2

   Total

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

   Total Packages Per Household

0.42

0.39

0.45

0.45

0.50

0.66

   Per Week

Note: 2010 and 2011 Estimates for Income Levels $25K-$29.9K are identical to those in $30K-$34.9K since categories used to collect data

only included $25K-$34.9K.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                            


Table A6-6
Packages and Expedited Received - Carrier by Postal Region
(Percentage of Pieces)
Postal Fiscal Years 1987, 2010and 2011
(Diary Data)

Carrier

Northeast

East

South

Central

West

1987

2010

2011

1987

2010

2011

1987

2010

2011

1987

2010

2011

1987

2010

2011

Postal Service

62.3

71.3

69.5

70.1

79.6

76.6

75.7

0.0

78.3

75.1

81.3

75.2

72.7

82.7

72.8

UPS

26.9

4.5

21.1

25.6

2.1

15.5

20.8

0.0

0.0

22.6

5.4

14.5

22.9

2.1

14.6

Other

3.0

4.8

7.0

1.6

2.0

6.6

0.7

0.0

0.0

0.4

1.1

10.0

0.2

1.6

9.2

Don't know/No answer

7.8

19.5

2.5

2.8

16.4

1.3

2.7

0.0

21.7

0.6

12.2

0.4

0.2

13.6

3.4

   Total

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

0.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

Note: Totals may not sum to 100 due to rounding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                    


 


Table A6-7
Packages and Expedited Sent by Delivery Company
(Percentage of Pieces by Class and Carrier)
Postal Fiscal Years 1987, 2010 and 2011
(Diary Data)

Carrier

Percent

1987

2010

2011

United States Postal Service:

 

 

 

First-Class and Priority

39.0

61.0

65.2

Express

0.0

2.5

2.0

Bound Printed Matter

N/A

0.5

1.7

Parcel Post

13.5

17.2

14.3

Special Standard Mail 1

3.5

8.0

5.7

International

6.0

1.5

2.9

   Total USPS

81.7

90.6

91.9

Other Carriers:

 

 

 

United Parcel Service Total

16.3

1.6

4.1

United Parcel Service -- Next Day Air

0.6

0.5

0.1

United Parcel Service -- Second Day Air

0.9

0.7

0.9

United Parcel Service -- 3 Day Select/Ground

14.8

0.4

3.0

Federal Express

0.2

1.2

1.3

Federal Express -- Overnight

N/A

0.3

0.0

Federal Express -- 2Day

N/A

0.9

0.4

Federal Express -- Express Saver, Home Delievery/Ground

N/A

0.0

0.9

   Total Other Carriers

16.5

2.8

5.3

Other/Don't know

3.4

5.1

1.0

Don't know/no answer

1.8

1.5

1.7

   Total

100.0

100.0

100.0

1 Special Standard Mail includes Media Mail in 2010 and 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table A6-8
Packges and Expedited Sent Via the Postal Service by Class and Recipient
(Percentage of Pieces)
Postal Fiscal Years 1987, 2010 and 2011
(Diary Data)

Mail Class

Business

Friend/Relative

1987

2010

2011

1987

2010

2011

First Class/Priority

18.3

67.5

48.1

81.7

32.5

51.9

Bulk Rate 1

26.5

29.9

97.4

73.5

70.1

2.6

Special Standard

18.7

78.5

47.2

81.3

21.5

52.8

Parcel Post

56.9

62.2

59.0

43.1

37.8

41.0

1 Collected in 2010 and 2011 as "Bound Printed Matter".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Table A6-9
Packages and Expedited Sent -- Choice of Carrier by Income
(Percentage of Pieces)
Postal Fiscal Years 1987, 2010 and 2011
(Diary Data)

Carrier

Under $25K

$25K - $49.9

$50K+

1987

2010

2011

1987

2010

2011

1987

2010

2011

Postal Service

90.9

84.4

94.7

78.6

91.6

93.3

80.0

91.0

92.0

UPS

9.1

3.0

0.0

17.8

1.3

3.9

20.0

1.4

5.0

Other

0.0

8.2

5.3

0.0

7.1

1.4

0.0

6.0

2.1

Don't know/No answer

0.0

4.4

0.0

3.6

0.0

1.3

0.0

1.6

0.9

   Total

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

   Total Packages Per Household Per Week

0.04

0.03

0.03

0.08

0.07

0.08

0.14

0.12

0.11

Note: Totals may not sum to 100 due to rounding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                            


Table A6-10
Packages Sent by Distance
(Percentage of Packages Sent by Households)
Postal Fiscal Years 1987, 2010 and 2011
(Diary Data)

Distance 1

Percent

1987

2010

2011

Local

1.6

1.9

5.5

Less than 51 miles

2.3

3.5

6.6

51 - 150 Miles

9.8

9.2

8.6

151 - 300 Miles

15.4

11.7

8.3

301 - 600 Miles

16.8

14.7

15.6

601 - 1000 Miles

18.2

13.0

18.3

1001 - 1400 Miles

13.5

13.5

6.5

1400 - 1800 Miles

5.3

11.2

5.7

Greater than 1800 miles

7.6

5.8

7.4

Out of United States

5.8

3.4

7.1

Other/ Unknown

3.8

12.2

10.3

   Total

100.0

100.0

100.0

Note: Totals may not sum to 100 due to rounding.

1 Does Not Include Expedited Mail.

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

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