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How to Know If Your Mail Arrived or Was Delivered

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Know If Your Mail Arrived or Was Delivered
Have you ever sent something in the mail and wonder if and when it arrived? Read on to learn how to prepare your mail so you know if it was delivered.



things you'll need:

  • Telephone or internet connection
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      The United Postal Service has a service called 'Delivery Confirmation'. It costs less than $1.00 and is a great, inexpensive way to track your mail. Keep in mind that Delivery Confirmation can only be used on letters and packages over 1/4" thick.
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      Take the mail you want to track to the post office
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      Tell the clerk how you want the mail sent (for example, parcel post, priority, first class, media mail, etc) and ALSO tell the clerk that you want it with delivery confirmation. Delivery confirmation costs less than $1.00 per piece of mail
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      The clerk will attach a green and white sticker to your mail and give you a green and white stub off of that sticker. That stub is your U.S. Postal Service Delivery Confirmation Receipt.
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      Along the left size of the delivery confirmation receipt is a long number. When you are ready to track this shipment, go to your home computer and go to the United Postal Service web site (USPS . COM). (If you don't have access to a computer you can also call the number on the ticket but since you are reading this I'll assume.... :-)
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      On the first page of the web site there is a section called "Track and Confirm" Type in the long number from the the left side of your ticket into the "Track and Confirm Box" and click the 'Go' button.
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      If the item you are tracking was delivered it will show where and when it was delivered. If it has not arrived yet, it will show the status of your shipment and location.

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