USA Residents: Take a Look at Your Incoming Mail from Today Online!

I think I’m in the right place to share this.

Hey United States Residents,

The USPS has this pretty nifty service called Informed Delivery. It is completely free. I personally use it and love it! It provides for you a scan of mail pieces you’ll receive via USPS for up to a week! There are other benefits, too, like tracking packages, scheduling deliveries, and providing delivery instructions, but the ability to view the most recently received correspondence is definitely beneficial for the PostCrossing community.

Unfortunately, there are a few locations still having this system implemented and aren’t currently available, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be in the future!

Website Description:

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.

Here’s an example:

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I use Informed Delivery since I’m not able to check my PO box every day. Unfortunately not every mail piece gets scanned so you can’t totally rely on it for postcard registration.