Friday, October 26, 2012

Holiday Numbers

Some interesting numbers from the US Postal Service. At least, I thought they were interesting.


HOLIDAY BY THE NUMBERS
The U.S. Postal Service delivers
nearly 40 percent of the world’s mail.
237 Number of years U.S. Postal Service has been delivering holiday cheer
17.9 billion Amount of cards, letters and packages to be delivered between Thanksgiving and
New Year’s Eve
658 million Number of pieces of mail processed on Dec. 17, the busiest mailing day of 2012
528 million Average number of pieces of mail processed daily
560 million Average number of pieces of mail processed daily during the holidays
29.5 million In pounds, the amount of mail the Postal Service will process for overseas military
installations
170,000 Number of vehicles used to transport holiday mail
2.5 billion Amount of holiday stamps the Postal Service has available this year
242 million Number of customers who visit a Post Office during the holidays
34 percent Percentage increase of air cargo lift of mail by Postal Service during the holidays
37 million Customer visits to usps.com during the holidays
Tuesday, Dec. 4 National Operations Center at USPS staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Monday, Dec. 17 Busiest MAILING day for holiday cards
Wednesday, Dec. 19 Busiest DELIVERY day for holiday cards
Monday, Dec. 17 Busiest MAILING day for holiday packages
Thursday, Dec. 20 Busiest DELIVERY day for holiday packages

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