Priority Mail Express Delivery Times To Change Effective May 23, 2021

DMM Revision: Priority Mail Express Delivery Times

Effective June 20, 2021, the Postal Service™ will revise Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®), in various sections, to reflect changes in the Priority Mail Express® delivery times, including eliminating the optional 10:30 a.m. delivery time.

Currently, the Priority Mail Express service guarantee delivery times for most domestic mail, including Priority Mail Express Military Service® and Hold For Pickup service, are 12 p.m. or 3 p.m. as designated by the 3-digit or 5-digit destination ZIP Code™ delivery areas and defined in the Priority Mail Express Delivery directory. The Postal Service has changed the Priority Mail Express service guarantee delivery time to 6 p.m. The Postal Service is also eliminating the optional 10:30 a.m. delivery time that was available for a fee.

The revisions to the Priority Mail Express service guarantee delivery times and elimination of the optional 10:30 a.m. delivery time will enable the Postal Service to improve the quality of service and provide a more efficient customer experience.

Although the Postal Service will not publish these revisions in the DMM until June 20, 2021, the standards are effective May 23, 2021.


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The better question is why are we accepting express in a national pandemic. The majority of officers are running on a skeleton crew.

Lowering the standard does not in any way make the USPS better.
It makes us appear weak, feckless and unable to get the job done.

As opposed to not getting the job done. Getting bad reviews and refunding the postage to top off the many failures

Your comment shows that people with YOUR mindset are part of the problem. Anyone can order a number of items on amazon and get it delivered literally the same day. The USPS on the other hand has decided to have delivery times pushed back even later. When a business orders something that they need the next day they typically need it BEFORE they close. I’m sure UPS and FEDEX fully endorse the USPS new way of doing business. Rather than excepting failure and giving up, as you seem to endorse, I would rather the organization that I work for strive… Read more »

Have no fear, USPS will still give Amazon the utmost priority without charging a dime !

Of course that is how Amazon gets it delivered on time while the postal service refunds other customers