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What is the United States Postal Inspection Service?
The United States Postal Inspection Service (or USPIS for short) is the law enforcement branch of USPS, dealing with crimes that involve the postal system.
Why Isn’t USPS Tracking My International Package?
Are you asking yourself "Why isn't USPS tracking my international package anymore?" The truth is, USPS doesn't offer full tracking in every foreign country!
What is USPS’ Automated Package Verification (APV)?
USPS implemented the Automated Package Verification (APV) system in August 2017, which makes adjustments to packages that overpaid or underpaid for postage.
What Is the Best Way to Print Shipping Labels?
Anyone can print 4x6 shipping labels at home! Check out our suggestions on the best way to print shipping labels, perfect for beginners and experts alike.
What is Informed Delivery?
Informed Delivery is one of USPS' best kept secrets, allowing you to track packages, get real-time notifications, and preview your mail in digital format.
Can You (Legally) Ship a Person?
It is illegal to ship a person. If you want to send somebody to another destination, you'll have to do it the old fashioned way and buy them a plane ticket.
Who is Steven Phelps?
Steven Phelps is USPS' Manager of Regulatory Reporting and Cost Analysis. He assumed the role in 2016, and has worked for the Postal Service for 34 years.
What’s the Difference Between Cashier’s Checks and Money Orders?
While both options are equally liquid alternatives to cash, people often confuse cashier's checks and money orders. Learn the difference between them today!
Where Can I Get a Money Order?
Ever wondered where to get a money order? One of the best spots to get them is the Post Office, although you can also buy them at banks or grocery stores.
Who is Eric Chavez?
Eric Chavez is Vice President of Northeast Area Operations for the US Postal Service. He assumed this role in March 2019 and has worked for USPS since 1986.
Can I Receive Emails Instead of Physical Mail?
You can't solely receive emails instead of physical mail, but USPS offers a free service called Informed Delivery that lets you preview mail in your email!
Who is Larry Munoz?
Larry Munoz is Vice President of Pacific Area Operations for USPS. He assumed this role in February 2018 and has worked for the Postal Service since 1986.