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I like USPS Informed Delivery emails.
Posted by: sekker
Date: October 17, 2020 09:05AM
Have no idea how long they’ve offered this service, but it’s great.

Free at USPS.

That is all.
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Re: I like USPS Informed Delivery emails.
Posted by: rgG
Date: October 17, 2020 09:15AM
We have used it for years.
It is nice. It isn't 100% accurate, so if something is missing, it may come in a day or two.





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Re: I like USPS Informed Delivery emails.
Posted by: graylocks
Date: October 17, 2020 09:19AM
yep. also been using it for years. some days i know the mail is not worth a trip to the mailbox.



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Re: I like USPS Informed Delivery emails.
Posted by: testcase
Date: October 17, 2020 10:16AM
USPS Priority Mail is my FIRST choice for shipping.

FedEx comes in second and UPS is a distant third.
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Re: I like USPS Informed Delivery emails.
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: October 17, 2020 10:31AM
LOL, yes, somedays it's not worth a trip even though there's mail.

I've recently started using the Street Addressing Service for my POB.

Typically, UPS, FedEX, and any other common carrier can't deliver to my POB because they don't pay US postage.

For small package delivery, they offer Sure Post, Smart Post, Mail Innovations, and other services where they aggregate packages then ship them via USPS.

But that's as slow or slower than USPS Standard mail, and any expedited shipping isn't available.

With USPS Street Addressing Service, I use the PO's street address along with my POB number, and UPS, FedEx et al, can deliver packages to the PO, and they're delivered to my POB.

It's a great service and is really convenient for me, with one exception.

USPS requires a specific addressing format so as not to confuses POBs with PMBs (Private Mail Boxes) which are not recognized by the USPS but by the business that serve them – the USP Store, Mail Boxes Etc., etc.

Not every online vendor's software allows for that required address formatting.

Of the top of my head, only B&H and some other vendor I've dealt with offer to accept my correction to their software's addressing.

But it's worked out so far, thanks the USPS figuring it out, regardless of the vendor's treatment.

So maybe I'll give Informed Delivery a try.

Maybe I'll get a separate email for them.

You know, don't want to give too much info to The Man.




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Re: I like USPS Informed Delivery emails.
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: October 17, 2020 10:55AM
Having a Post Office Box about a ten minute drive away, Informed Delivery has been great, and has saved me a lot of trips only to find bills or an altogether empty box.

Took me a while to get it working right -- 3-year old thread and 3-month old thread -- had to do with how my POB was coded, but it's been pretty much 100% ever since.

Combined with the fact I can now get UPS, FedEx, etc. delivered to my POB now, loving the setup.



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Re: I like USPS Informed Delivery emails.
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: October 17, 2020 01:31PM
.....I like to move it.......move it.....



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