USPS Tracking Mail

USPS Tracking Mail

What is Informed Delivery?

Informed delivery lets you digitally preview your mail items and manage parcels that are scheduled to arrive imminently, the service is completely free to use and has an optional notification service that enables residential customers the ability to digitally vet their letter-sized mail items. It makes it a much more convenient option by allowing customers to view what is incoming to their mailbox wherever they are whenever they want via a smartphone, tablet or computer/laptop. To sort the delivery of the mail the United States Postal Service digitally photographs the front of the letters that run through automation equipment, and then sends those images to provide notifications to customers in advance of the delivery of physical mail. Informed Delivery helps the whole household and ensures that everyone has a track of everything that is incoming, it can let the user take action if needed if there is a mistake with what may be incoming before it hits their mailbox.

To sign up for Informed Delivery depends on your residential location and that you live at an eligible address and you can confirm your identity. Here are some instructions to sign up for Informe Delivery free of charge:

  • Visit the website
  • Select the option to "Sign Up For Free"
  • Enter your home address to check if it is eligible to receive Informed Delivery (If your address is not eligible then you may still create an account and use Postal Store by following the prompts)
  • If your address is ok, log in to your account and go to step 5, if you do not have a USPS account then you can create one using the following steps. Create an account, select "Informed Delivery" at the top right section of the page, select "Enrol" and scroll down to the Informed Delivery box under "Account Management" click the box to expand it, select the correct box to agree to terms and conditions and confirm your address then select "Enrol in Informed Delivery" to continue.
  • Opt-in to Informed Delivery by selecting "Enrol" and complete your username, password, and security questions, and contact information to create your profile
  • You will then need to complete the identity verification process
  • You will then receive notifications within a week

You will only receive notifications on days when there is mail to be delivered, so don't worry if you haven't had any notifications yet you are simply waiting for someone to post something to you. If you know that someone has sent something to you and you are yet to receive a notification then check your spam filter settings and also the contents of your deleted and junk mail folders. It is advisable to add upspinformeddelivery@email.informeddelivery.usps as a trusted source to prevent the spam filter from blocking your notifications.

How do I track my USPS parcel?

To track your USPS parcel you will need a tracking number that would have been given to you at the point of sale, or as a confirmation email, with this number, you can use the USPS website tracker to monitor your shipment but if you are sending a package internationally then after it leaves the USA then maybe you will struggle somewhat to keep track on where it is as once the couriers get changed over then sometimes the updates aren't correct or the wrong information gets shown. Secondly, you can use Ship24s universal tracking system to help you with your USPS tracking, here you can enter 10 different tracking numbers where you will be able to find out exact locations with exact updates to give you the real-time answers about your item or items, it doesn't matter how many countries it passes through or how many packages you have that are getting sent. To use the Ship24 tracking system you can go to, where you will be greeted by the instructions to input your tracking number, once you enter your tracking number it will perform a status search and will update you with the most up-to-date information, it will tell you exactly who has handled your package, in what country, along with what dates it was handed over with even a timestamp on it so in terms of a tracking system this is one of the best-in-class. It is the best tracking solution for national postal services such as USPS, China Post, Royal Mail along with private carriers. Ship 24 provides information on over 1200 couriers nationally and internationally including Niger Post, La Poste etc. The system will automatically be able to tell what courier corresponds to what tracking number you have been given tracking all events on the package's journey.

Domestically, what shipping options do I have?

When you are sending within the USA then you have 4 options that you can choose from, they are as follows

  • Priority Mail Express - "next-day to 2-day guarantee by 6 pm", this is their fastest domestic shipping service, they deliver 7 days a week, 365 days a year (with very limited exceptions), with next day delivery available on most U.S. Address with a money-back guarantee if it is delivered over the time specified. Prices start at $26.60.
  • Priority Mail - This is the best-selling domestic delivery option and has a delivery time of 1-3 days depending on where your package starts and where it is going. Tracking and insurance are included in this package with shipping boxes and envelopes being free, with Priority Mail Flat Rate you don't need to weigh shipments 70lbs and under. Prices start at $7.95.
  • First-Class mail - This is the most affordable mail service for standard-sized envelopes weighing up to 3.5oz and large envelopes and small packages weighing 13oz. Prices start at $0.58.
  • USPS Retail Ground - is a reliable and economical way to ship items that are not in an urgent rush to get to the destination along with oversized parcels. With Retail Ground, you can still track with Ship24, but you will only be able to send your package via a USPS Post Office. The package can be up to 70lbs and 130 inches in length and girth combined.
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