You can’t usually check your mail at home when you’re traveling on business. You might be expecting letters or packages, or you may have an important piece of mail like a bill that needs attention. With Informed Delivery from the United States Postal Service, you can now digitally preview your mail and manage your packages that are scheduled to arrive. You’ll know what’s in the mail even if you’re traveling and staying in corporate housing for a time.
Why You Should Sign Up
The service is simple to use and provides you with a substantial amount of information and benefits. Best of all, it’s entirely free to sign up and use. The system is easy to set up and you can preview your incoming mail in minutes. You’ll see grayscale, digitized images of your letters and you’ll know when they should be arriving.
There aren’t images of packages, because they can’t be scanned the same way. However, you’ll still get notifications for packages. You can check their delivery status and when they’re supposed to arrive. Just set up the notifications to track the status. You can use notifications for email, text, or both.
It’s even possible to leave delivery instructions if you aren’t home to accept a package. This is handy for business travelers who might want to have their package held at the post office until they come home, or who may want to have someone else pick it up for them from their house.
Informed Delivery also allows you to reschedule deliveries, so they will arrive after you’ve returned home from your travels. This helps to reduce the risk of packages being stolen.
Creating an account is fast and simple. You can use your personal USPS.com account if you have one, or you can sign up through the USPS Informed Delivery website. Once you verify your identity and the address you want to use, you’ll start to receive notifications. You can view the notifications through your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
You’ll find that Informed Delivery is a great service that can be helpful for anyone. Whether you’re traveling on business and won’t be home for a few days or longer, or you simply want to have an idea of what mail is being delivered and when, it’s nice and easy to use. Since the service is free, there’s no harm in trying it out to see how well you like it.
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