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USPS - Informed Delivery

Unread post by Rick Lanham » Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:51 am

Since there has been some discussion in several threads about delayed package delivery in the US,
I thought I would add the following.

In the US, the USPS has a service you can use to get an email each day showing images of most of your small mail items and also notices of packages being delivered that day or "soon." It's called Informed Delivery.

You won't get images of some junk mail, or very large envelopes, but it is very handy.

https://informeddelivery.usps.com/box/p ... art.action

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From that page:

Informed Delivery® by USPS®
Digitally preview your mail and manage your packages scheduled to arrive soon! Informed Delivery allows you to view greyscale images of the exterior, address side of letter-sized mailpieces and track packages in one convenient location.*

* Images are only provided for letter-sized mailpieces that are processed through USPS' automated equipment
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I've been using it for several years and it is very helpful.
The email arrives in the 7 o'clock hour in the morning, at least in my eastern time zone.

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Re: USPS - Informed Delivery

Unread post by Zepfanman » Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:26 am

I use this feature, too. "Soon" is definitely the operative word for packages, though. It's nice that they at least put the tracking numbers on the alert so you know what's coming.
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Re: USPS - Informed Delivery

Unread post by R Michael Pyle » Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:50 pm

Zepfanman wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:26 am
"Soon" is definitely the operative word for packages, though. It's nice that they at least put the tracking numbers on the alert so you know what's coming.
Yeah, be aware of "soon". I've had packages that it was said would arrive "soon", but one or two arrived as late as two weeks later! Happened to me only recently with a subscription package of coffee which is usually shipped UPS, but for some reason was put off to the USPS, arrived late, and I had to go buy a coffee I don't usually use. I know, big deal, it's coffee. But it still reflects the service and the promise of service. Just be aware. But, yes, the service of knowing what's coming can be nice. My wife and I have had the service about two years now.

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Re: USPS - Informed Delivery

Unread post by Salty Dog » Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:35 pm

Is there a charge for this?
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Re: USPS - Informed Delivery

Unread post by Rick Lanham » Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:15 pm

Salty Dog wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:35 pm
Is there a charge for this?
No, there is no charge.

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Re: USPS - Informed Delivery

Unread post by Petebain » Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:59 pm

I've used this for quite awhile now. I really like it.

But as mentioned "soon" should be taken with a grain or two of salt.

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Re: USPS - Informed Delivery

Unread post by Salty Dog » Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:45 pm

Interesting. I tried to sign up for it and got the message that my address is "not eligible" for Informed Delivery for some reason.
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Re: USPS - Informed Delivery

Unread post by William D. Ferry » Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:41 am

This is a great service. I signed up a few months ago. I went on a Blackhawk eBay binge for Christmas and my January birthday, so I check it almost daily.
Yours for bigger and better silents,

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Re: USPS - Informed Delivery

Unread post by Roseha » Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:50 pm

Salty Dog wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:45 pm
Interesting. I tried to sign up for it and got the message that my address is "not eligible" for Informed Delivery for some reason.
That happened to me also, and I live in Midtown Manhattan. I'm not sure what to make of that.
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Re: USPS - Informed Delivery

Unread post by Salty Dog » Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:18 am

Roseha wrote:
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:50 pm
Salty Dog wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:45 pm
Interesting. I tried to sign up for it and got the message that my address is "not eligible" for Informed Delivery for some reason.
That happened to me also, and I live in Midtown Manhattan. I'm not sure what to make of that.
I live in Brooklyn, so I guess us folks living in the Boonies of Greater New York just aren't good enough!
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