Expecting a letter? Maybe you're waiting on your tax refund and you don't want to wait until your are home to see if it's arrived? Well there's great news for the anxious mailbox checkers. The USPS is unveiling a free new service to the public: Informed Delivery.
What is Informed Delivery®?
Informed Delivery is a free and optional notification service that gives residential consumers the ability to digitally preview their letter-sized mailpieces and manage their packages scheduled to arrive soon. Informed Delivery makes mail more convenient by allowing users to view what is coming to their mailbox whenever, wherever – even while traveling – on a computer, tablet, or mobile device.
To automate the sortation and delivery of mail, the United States Postal Service® (USPS) digitally images the front of letter-sized mailpieces that run through automation equipment. USPS is now using those images to provide digital notifications to users in advance of the delivery of physical mail.
Informed Delivery benefits the entire household, ensuring that everyone has visibility into mail and package delivery each day. Informed Delivery allows users to take action before important items reach their mailbox, while offering mailers an unprecedented opportunity to engage users through synchronized direct mail and digital marketing campaigns.
Want to better understand what this service does here are some FAQ's from their official website.
If you are interested in taking advantage of this services, you will need to go here to enroll. Please allow at least 3 business days for mail to begin appearing in your online portal and to your email account.