USPS Delivery Confirmation

USPS Delivery Confirmation is a service offered by USPS that provides tracking information for packages and letters. You receive a unique tracking number when creating a label with delivery confirmation. This number allows you to track the progress of your shipment as it moves through the postal system.

The tracking information includes status events such as:

  • Acceptance/ Pre-Shipment

  • Moving Through Network

  • Preparing for Delivery

  • Out for Delivery

  • Delivered/Delivery Attempted

This helps you know where your packages are and what's happening. It adds an extra layer of openness and safety to the shipping process.

Does Not Guarantee a Delivery Date

Delivery confirmation does not guarantee delivery by a specific date.

Add USPS Signature Required

If the service you selected includes tracking, you can track the delivery of your packages for no additional cost. Adding a signature requirement comes with a fee but it helps ensure your packages get delivered correctly. USPS offers three types of signature required options:

  • Signature Required

  • Adult Signature Required

  • Adult Signature Restricted Delivery

You can set one of these options when you create a label.

When configuring your label, click the Tracking drop-down menu and select your option.


Notes about USPS Signature Confirmation

  • USPS requires an adult aged 21 or older to sign for the package when using Adult Signature Required.

  • Adult Signature Restricted requires a specific adult to sign for the package.

  • Adult Signature can be used with Priority Mail or Ground Advantage in addition to these USPS options:

    • USPS Insurance

    • Hold for Pickup

    • Return Receipt

  • Signature Confirmation with Signature Waiver lets the mail carrier sign for a package if nobody is there to receive it and there's a safe spot to leave it. Customers will still know when the carrier delivered the package unless they ask for the delivery person's signature.

    Customers cannot waive the signature using Signature Confirmation with other special services.

  • Signature Confirmation is not available to APO/FPO or diplomatic addresses or locations in Palau, Micronesia, the Northern Mariana Islands, or the Marshall Islands.

  • USPS may request you use Certified or Registered Mail if sending important or valuable documents.

  • The USPS keeps delivery status and signature available for one year after the date of delivery. You can request that a copy of the signature be faxed, mailed, or emailed at no additional expense.

    • Faxed receipts are generally processed within two hours, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

    • Mailed receipts are sent as First-Class Mail® items and should arrive in two to three business days

    To receive a copy of the recipient's signature, call USPS at 1-800-222-1811 Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 8:30 PM EST.

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