Stop what you’re doing and go sign up for INFORMED DELIVERY if you are buying anything online. During a worldwide pandemic, everything is delayed via shipping. By adding this one little five minute task to your “To Do” list makes tracking your packages that much easier.
It’s also a great tool to help monitor what is in your mailbox and how long to wait before going to retrieve that item. We are still unclear on all the ways that COVID-19 is being passed around.
Current evidence suggests that novel coronavirus may remain viable for hours to days on surfaces made from a variety of materials. Cleaning of visibly dirty surfaces followed by disinfection is a best practice measure for prevention of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses in households and community settings.
Lastly, it’s FREE! Go sign up at usps.com for an account. There you will be able to select Informed Delivery as the system that you will now use to help preview your mail and track shipments arriving to your home. As soon as something has a shipping label printed from usps you’ll get a notification! This helps you because some items that you purchase do not come with tracking. Having Informed Delivery allows you to see what is coming before it even arrives, in some cases. Digitally preview your mail and manage your packages scheduled to arrive. Informed Delivery allows you to view grey scale images of the exterior, address side of letter-sized mail pieces and track packages in one convenient location sent directly to your email address.
Go ahead and set up a quick email reminder (sent to you from the post office) to help manage packages. You’ll thank me later!