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Great for snowbirds -- USPS Informed Delivery


Are you familiar with the United States Postal Service (USPS) Informed Delivery Service?

It's designed to help:

• Those who travel

• Those who do not pay their bills automatically (bank/credit card deduction) and pay when invoice is received

Those with multiple homes

• Those who are responsible for aging parents/relatives

• Those with rental properties


Understanding the service:

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• Free and optional service available to the following:

• Residential consumers (those residing in eligible locations – see below)

• Eligible P.O. Box addresses

• Able to log-in and view via computer, tablet and/or mobile device

• Digitally preview your letter sized mail (greyscale images of exterior)

• Daily email will show the first (10) pieces of incoming letter-sized mail

• Daily email is sent typically before 9am local time

·• Secure dashboard allows you to see all incoming mail


Packages

• Can be viewed via the dashboard

• Tracking number

• Shipping customer name (if available)

• Estimated arrival date


Other benefits

• Leave delivery instructions if you won’t be home to accept a package(s)

• Schedule a redelivery

• Set up email/text notifications to track delivery status of your package(s)


How to enroll

: • Go to https://www.usps.com/

· • Click on “Informed Delivery” – upper right hand corner

• See if the service is available in your area

• “Sign Up for Free”

• Input street address

• Create User Name and Password

• Create security answers

• Verify identity


Downside/considerations:

· • The service is not available in every zip code. To verify the service visit https://informeddelivery.usps.com/box/pages/intro/start.action

· • Images are only provided for letter-sized mail pieces that are processed through USPS' automated equipment

• Not all mail is eligible

• Not currently available for business customers (subject to change)

· • If sharing a household (roommates, families, etc.), you will receive images for all mail delivered to the household

• Only one email address per user

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Information courtesy of Jason T. Ice, CFP®, CRPC®, AWMA®, AAMS®, CMFC®

Director of Financial Services, Financial Advisor

C&P Wealth Management, LLC

25201 Chagrin Blvd., Suite 200

Cleveland, Ohio 44122.5683

Monica Arredondo-Graham, ABR, CPDE, CRS, GRI

216.695.8695

mgraham@bhhspro.com

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