If it’s in your mail, it’s in your email.
This is the concept behind Informed Delivery, a new feature from the Postal Service that provides residential consumers with digital previews of their incoming mail.
USPS completed the national rollout of the free, optional feature late last week. Consumers in 31,000 ZIP Codes are now eligible for the feature.
“Informed Delivery makes it easy and convenient for consumers to know what they’re going to receive in their mailboxes before it arrives,” said Product Innovation VP Gary Reblin. “With this new feature, the Postal Service is continuing to bridge the divide between the digital and the physical.”
Informed Delivery users receive images of the outside of their household’s letter-sized mailpieces soon before they arrive in their physical mailboxes. These images can be viewed via email, or they can be accessed on an online dashboard.
The Postal Service is encouraging consumers to sign up at informeddelivery.usps.com. After signing up, users will begin receiving notifications within a few days.
USPS is also encouraging employees to sign up and use the feature first-hand. Signing up is voluntary and must be completed off the clock.
The Informed Delivery pages on Blue and LiteBlue have additional information.