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State of the Fruit – @Adafruit shipping stats for November 2016! @UPS @USPS #makerbusiness


IMG_2807Below is approximately the last 30 days of shipping for the month of November, 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: 97.83% (29,621 out of 30,279 orders)
Regular UPS orders shipped by next day: 99.20% (25,419  out of 25,623 orders)
Regular USPS orders shipped by next day: 91.26% (4,741 out of 5,195 orders)

Orders Shipped within 3 days: 97.90% (560 out of 572 orders)

General Stats
Orders shipped in the past week: 9,362
Reseller orders shipped in the past week: 179
Orders shipped in the past 30 days: 31,349
Reseller orders shipped in the past 30 days: 674

Over 97% of the time your order goes out on time, only rare instances of an item being out of stock or a customer has made a request to delay the order keep us from 100%


Next up, how good is UPS and USPS delivering on time after it leaves Adafruit? Here’s what their numbers look like for November:

UPS Ground orders arrived on time an average of 95.92%
UPS Air orders arrived on time an average of 96.42%
UPS International arrived on time an average of 93.45%
These figures are based on a sample audit of 14,000+ packages (last 30 days).

USPS orders were successfully delivered 98.40% of the time. First class took an average of 4.1 days with a maximum (severe delay) of 21 days, Priority averaged 3.8 days with a maximum (severe delay) of 22 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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