Oct 22, 2021
USPS Prepares for Christmas with Higher Package Processing Capabilities
As part of the USPS Delivering for America Strategic Plan, more than a hundred additional high-speed package sorting machines have been installed throughout the country, and one of them has landed here in Denver.
To stay ahead of the package demand for our customers the Denver Processing and Distribution Center has opened a new Package Support Annex. This annex has installed a brand new, state of the art package sorting machine and a robotic sortation platform.
USPS is already thinking ahead to provide more predictable service to our customers during one of the most important times of the year. As part of a $40 billion dollar investment, these package sorting machines focus on modernizing operations to better equip the Postal Service to provide a world class service to customers.
Last year’s holiday season was like no other for both USPS and our customers. Demand for package delivery grew nearly 48 percent year over year (Oct. 1 – Dec. 31, 2019 to the same timeframe in 2020) nationwide while the American public relied on USPS to connect their holiday and essential correspondence. The pandemic drove a surge in online shopping and ecommerce, sparking a new comfort level for customers to shop from home.
As a result of this customer package demand, the Postal Service relied on manual by-hand sortation of packages to route them to our customers. The installation of these additional machines is a game changer, allowing for 12 times the package sortation capability than manual sortation and a better, more reliable service to our customers locally and beyond.
We’d like to invite you to visit the new Package Support Annex on October 6, 2021 to see one of these new processing machines in action. You’ll also have the chance to speak with Communications Specialist James Boxrud on the vision for these machines ahead of our holiday peak season.
October 26th at 11:00 a.m.
Package Support Annex
West Side Entrance
4690 Florence Street
Denver, CO 80238
Communications Specialist James Boxrud and Network Distribution Center Manager Will Love will share information on the new machine in Denver and what it means for our customers.
Please RSVP to James Boxrud 970-278-6607
Please be aware that you will be entering our plant and proper footwear is required. Please avoid heeled shoes and pumps. Ensure that you are wearing closed-toed (preferably leather) shoes that are non-slip.
A Postal Service national press release containing Infrastructure Invenstments as they relate to the 10-Year Plan can be accessed at this link.
The Postal Service generally receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.