Tuesday, 09 August 2022

The Postal Service is available as you shelter in place from the comfort of home

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Thinking of sending cards to loved ones? Need to keep your business’ rush of orders prepared and shipped out? Need pickup service, stamps, and shipping supplies?

There is no need to leave home and make a trip to the Post Office. Most tasks can be done from the convenience and safety of your home with or without a computer.

Need stamps? Go to the Postal Store on www.usps.com and select different stamp denominations and designs to suit your needs and preference. USPS will deliver them right to your home.

No computer? No problem! Ask your local Post Office or carrier to bring you a Stamps by Mail order form, fill it out, write a check, and leave it for your carrier to pick up. Again, USPS will deliver your stamps conveniently to your home.

Do you need to send a package? You can order free Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express boxes, or other package supplies on our retail site at www.usps.com and get them delivered right to your address.

And with Click-N-Ship on www.usps.com shipping is even easier, simply print a mailing label with the appropriate postage right from your computer.

Need that package picked-up? Go to www.usps.com and schedule a free carrier pick-up. In your request, let your local Post Office know where they can find the package or packages and the carrier will retrieve them when he or she delivers your mail.

Want to know what’s coming in the mail? The USPS has the answer with a free service. Sign up for Informed Delivery and you will be emailed grayscale photos daily of each letter-sized piece of mail intended for delivery to your mailbox. If you’re expecting a stimulus check or anything important, that is your cue to put a wiggle in it and make haste to your mailbox to get it.

Consumers who live in an apartment complex or a community with cluster mailboxes will find Informed Delivery particularly helpful now when we are practicing social distancing. By seeing the images of your mail, consumers can determine the urgency to go out and retrieve it.

Once you sign up, it typically takes about three business days to start receiving those notification emails. Not every address is eligible for Informed Delivery. You can quickly find out if yours is by typing in your address here.

The most effective social distancing is to skip the trip to the Post Office as much as you can.

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