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U.S. Postal Service Delivery Confirmation

   By: L. Dean Sturgeon


Verify delivery with Delivery Confirmation. Our low cost Delivery Confirmation service gives you the date, ZIP Codeâ„¢ and the time your article was delivered. If delivery was attempted you will get the date and time of attempted delivery. You can easily access this information with our Track & Confirm tool.

Print a Shipping Label Online and save on Delivery Confirmation!

Delivery Confirmation is available at a retail rate and an electronic rate. The retail rate can be purchased at your local Post Officeâ„¢ and uses the fluorescent green Delivery Confirmation label, PS Form 152. Delivery information is available online and by phone.

The electronic rate is for mailers who use online Shipping Labels or are capable of sending and receiving electronic files of their shipments. Delivery information is available online and, for certified shippers, by file transmission.

A point of interest.
Prepaid articles.
The U.S. Postal Service will not scan your Prepaid Delivery Confirmation Label if dropped in a blue collection box, inside drop or picked up at your home or business.
Only if you present to a Retail Clerk at the front counter at your local Post Office for processing will it be scanned for acceptance.
Delivery Confirmation is only for delivery or attempted delivery purposes only. It is not a track and trace service.

It is an excellent and affordable service for those that require confirmation on your article.

You can use Delivery Confirmation with:

First-Class Mail® Parcels - Envelopes and small packages weighing 13 ounces or less. Applies only to boxes or envelopes measuring at least 3/4” at thickest point.
Priority Mail® - Cost effective delivery in an average of 2-3 days.
Package Services Parcels - Send small and large packages, envelopes, and tubes. Includes Parcel Post®, Media Mail®, Bound Printed Matter, and Library Mail.
Standard Mail Parcels - Items weighing less than 16 ounces can be sent at discounted presorted and automation rates. Available only for pieces subject to the residual shape surcharge and mailed at the Electronic rate.
Parcel Select® - Send large volumes of packages at a discount.

You can use Delivery Confirmation with the following Extra Services:

Return Receipt for Merchandise – Provides a mailing receipt and a return receipt with the date of delivery and the recipient’s signature.
Insured Mail - Insurance against loss or damage for merchandise and gifts.
Registered Mailâ„¢ - Provides maximum security and date of delivery or attempted delivery.
Collect on Delivery (COD) - Allows the postage and price of an item to be collected from the recipient by the USPS and given to the mailer.
Special Handling - Provides preferential handling for fragile or perishable items.
Merchandise Return Service - Your customers will appreciate the ability to return merchandise easily at no cost to them. When you have a Merchandise Return permit, you pay the postage and fees for goods sent back to you.
Return Receipt - Provides a postcard with the date of delivery and recipient's signature.
Restricted Delivery - Confirms that only a specified person (or authorized agent) will receive a piece of mail. Only available with Certified Mail, Insured Mail over $50, or Registered Mail.

Until next time.

About the Author

25 year employee as a Supervisor with the U.S. Postal Service.

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