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Shipping Analysis October 2021

On October 1, 2021 the USPS advised that it would purposely delay First Class Mail in order to save money.  Initial indications were that packages affected would be only USPS First Class letters and packages.  No indication was provided officially that USPS Priority Mail would be affected. Based on this preliminary information, Ferocious Beard Company elected to ship all packages via Priority Mail temporarily so that we could

  1. make every effort to get packages to customers as quickly as possible.
  2. review real-world shipment tracking to see how long it actually took both previous First Class shipments and Priority shipments to arrive at customers locations.

Now that we've been able to capture some real-world data from Ferocious orders from October 1, 2021 through October 13, 2021, we've analyzed the data and here are our results:

Average time to deliver a First Class Package: 3.82 Days (28 orders included in study)

Average time to deliver a Priority package: 3.1 Days (19 orders included in study)

Average time between both First Class AND Priority: 3.5 days.

Based on this data, we do not see a significant difference between shipping First Class or Priority, so as of 10/18/2021, Ferocious Beard Company will cease shipping every order via USPS Priority Mail and will resort to First Class Mail for orders that weigh less than 15 oz, unless Priority Mail is selected at the time the order is placed.

Here is our data on 47 orders, modified to be easily read by our customers. Our start date is the date the postage was purchased by Ferocious, and our end date is the date the USPS indicated that the package was delivered. All orders were shipped from Keller, TX between October 1 and October 13, 2021.

Shipping to Blairsville, Pennsylvania Via First Class Took 6 Days to Deliver
Shipping to Kailua, Hawaii Via Priority Mail Took 5 Days to Deliver
Shipping to Appalachia, Virginia Via First Class Took 5 Days to Deliver
Shipping to Springfield, Oregon Via First Class Took 5 Days to Deliver
Shipping to Kailua, Hawaii Via First Class Took 5 Days to Deliver
Shipping to Irwin, Pennsylvania Via First Class Took 5 Days to Deliver
Shipping to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Via Priority Mail Took 5 Days to Deliver
Shipping to Lawrenceville, Illinois Via First Class Took 4 Days to Deliver
Shipping to MELBOURNE, Florida Via First Class Took 4 Days to Deliver
Shipping to Denver, Colorado Via First Class Took 4 Days to Deliver
Shipping to Elizabethton , Tennessee Via First Class Took 4 Days to Deliver
Shipping to New York Via First Class Took 4 Days to Deliver
Shipping to Lawrenceville, Illinois Via First Class Took 4 Days to Deliver
Shipping to Bixby, Oklahoma Via First Class Took 4 Days to Deliver
Shipping to Dublin, Ohio Via First Class Took 4 Days to Deliver
Shipping to Holiday, Florida Via First Class Took 4 Days to Deliver
Shipping to MCKINLEYVILLE, California Via First Class Took 4 Days to Deliver
Shipping to New Jersey Via First Class Took 4 Days to Deliver
Shipping to Universal City, Texas Via First Class Took 4 Days to Deliver
Shipping to North Carolina Via First Class Took 4 Days to Deliver
Shipping to Delphos, Ohio Via First Class Took 4 Days to Deliver
Shipping to Argos, Indiana Via First Class Took 4 Days to Deliver
Shipping to Crossville, Tennessee Via First Class Took 4 Days to Deliver
Shipping to Irwin, Pennsylvania Via Priority Mail Took 4 Days to Deliver
Shipping to Frederick, Maryland Via Priority Mail Took 4 Days to Deliver
Shipping to New York Via Priority Mail Took 4 Days to Deliver
Shipping to Irwin, Pennsylvania Via Priority Mail Took 4 Days to Deliver
Shipping to Corpus Christi, Texas Via Priority Mail Took 4 Days to Deliver
Shipping to Weatherford, Texas Via First Class Took 3 Days to Deliver
Shipping to Monroe, Louisiana Via First Class Took 3 Days to Deliver
Shipping to Dallas, Texas Via First Class Took 3 Days to Deliver
Shipping to Mason, Michigan Via First Class Took 3 Days to Deliver
Shipping to Mason, Michigan Via First Class Took 3 Days to Deliver
Shipping to Irwin, Pennsylvania Via Priority Mail Took 3 Days to Deliver
Shipping to San Miguel, California Via Priority Mail Took 3 Days to Deliver
Shipping to Kansas City, Kansas Via Priority Mail Took 3 Days to Deliver
Shipping to Irwin, Pennsylvania Via Priority Mail Took 3 Days to Deliver
Shipping to Irwin, Pennsylvania Via Priority Mail Took 3 Days to Deliver
Shipping to Barre, Pennsylvania Via Priority Mail Took 3 Days to Deliver
Shipping to Loxley, Alabama Via Priority Mail Took 2 Days to Deliver
Shipping to Lincoln, Nebraska Via Priority Mail Took 2 Days to Deliver
Shipping to Lincoln, Nebraska Via Priority Mail Took 2 Days to Deliver
Shipping to Weatherford, Texas Via Priority Mail Took 2 Days to Deliver
Shipping to Medical Lake, Washington Via Priority Mail Took 2 Days to Deliver
Shipping to North Richland Hills, Texas Via First Class Took 1 Days to Deliver
Shipping to Dallas, Texas Via First Class Took 1 Days to Deliver
Shipping to Fort Worth, Texas Via Priority Mail Took 1 Days to Deliver