State of the fruit – How fast is @adafruit shipping @UPS @USPS #makerbusiness + Same day coming soon!

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We’re going to start sharing some stats each month we’re very proud of, below is approximately the last 30 days/sample set of shipping, how fast we shipped an order after you placed it and then how on-time the carrier was (UPS and USPS).

Shipments made on time: 99.59% (20,934 out of 21,021 orders)
Regular UPS orders shipped by next day: 99.69% (16,510 out of 16,562 orders)
Regular USPS orders shipped by next day: 99.26% (4,591 out of 4,625 orders)

Orders Shipped within 3 days: 98.42% (497 out of 505 orders)

General Stats
Orders shipped in the past week: 4,677
Reseller orders shipped in the past week: 97
Orders shipped in the past 30 days: 22,201
Reseller orders shipped in the past 30 days: 535

Over 99% of the time your order goes out on time, usually only rare instances of an item being out of stock or a custom has made a request to delay the order keep us from 100% 🙂

Next up, how how good is UPS and USPS delivering on time after it leaves Adafruit?

UPS orders arrived on time an average of 98.67% this is based on a sample audit of 14,000+ packages (last 30 days). Specific services like 3-day select are even higher, 99.35%

USPS orders arrived on time an average of 93.9% on site based on a sample audit of 8,000+ packages. First class took an average of 3.4 days, Priority 2.8 days with the maximum for each (severe delays 24 days). We do not offer USPS for regions that have known issues with delays so the average is likely higher than other companies that offer USPS to all 50 states.

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  1. Great statics, I feel Adafruit is second to none when it comes to getting orders out, and this shows it!

    You stated “We do not offer USPS for regions that have known issues with delays so the average is likely higher than other companies that offer USPS to all 50 states.”

    I would prefer USPS, but it is not offered as an option when I place an order. I have never experience problems with USPS so I feel I am improperly listed in one of the regions.

    Is there a way to make USPS an option with a warning if being mailed to one of these known regions?

    Thanks, Dave

  2. The short amount of time between ordering and receiving things from Adafruit has always been amazing to me. From NYC to Boston I can usually get “next day delivery” via UPS Ground if I order early enough in the day.

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