Is Informed Delivery same day?

Answered by Willian Lymon

Informed Delivery® is a service provided by the United States Postal Service (USPS) that allows you to preview images of your incoming mail before it is delivered to your mailbox. While it can be a useful tool for keeping track of your mail, it’s important to note that Informed Delivery® notifications do not guarantee same-day delivery.

The purpose of Informed Delivery® is to provide you with a preview of mailpieces that are arriving soon. It is not intended to provide real-time tracking or immediate notification of mail that is being delivered on the same day. There can be various reasons for delays in mail delivery, such as transportation issues, weather conditions, or even misrouting of mailpieces.

It’s worth mentioning that the timeline for mail delivery can vary depending on several factors, including your location, the class of mail, and the volume of mail being processed by the USPS. While the USPS strives to deliver mail in a timely manner, there are instances where mail can be delayed.

For instance, I have personally experienced situations where I received an Informed Delivery® notification for a mailpiece, but it didn’t arrive until a couple of days later. This delay can happen due to various reasons, such as the mailpiece not being processed in time for that day’s delivery or it being misrouted to a different location.

To ensure a smooth delivery process, it’s recommended to allow several days for delivery after receiving an Informed Delivery® notification. This allows for any potential delays or errors in the delivery process to be resolved. If you find that a mailpiece hasn’t been delivered within a reasonable timeframe, it may be worth contacting your local post office for further assistance.

Informed Delivery® provides notifications for mailpieces arriving soon, but it does not guarantee same-day delivery. Delays can occur in the delivery process, and misdelivery of mailpieces can also happen. It’s important to allow several days for delivery after receiving an Informed Delivery® notification and to reach out to your local post office if you have any concerns or issues with your mail delivery.