Delivery Confirmation is now called USPS Tracking
Recently, the U.S. Postal Service officially changed the name of Delivery Confirmation to USPS Tracking. With the goal of providing end-to-end tracking info including confirmation of delivery, the USPS feels the new name more accurately describes the scanning info provided about packages as they move to their final destination.
Important Facts about USPS Tracking
- As of January 2013, the USPS has changed the name of Delivery Confirmation to USPS Tracking
- USPS Tracking is included for FREE when you ship with Express Mail, Priority Mail, Parcel Select or First Class Package Service using Stamps.com.
- If purchasing postage at the Post Office, USPS Tracking is included for free when you use Express Mail, Priority Mail or Standard Post (formerly known as Parcel Post).
- USPS Tracking can be added to Media Mail packages for $0.20 when using Stamps.com. At the Post Office, USPS tracking can be purchased for Media Mail as well as First Class Package service for a cost of $0.90 (tracking is included for free for First Class Package Service when you print postage online, but a charge is required for First Class Package Service at the Post Office).
USPS Tracking name change – Do I need to do anything?
- If you print postage online via Stamps.com, you will not need to do anything! Stamps.com has already changed the name on the shipping label from Delivery Confirmation to USPS Tracking.
- If you buy postage at the Post Office, you will no longer see the familiar green Delivery Confirmation labels as they are being phased out. Replacing those labels is a new white label titled USPS Tracking. The tracking number will be printed right on your receipt and you can track your package on the USPS.com website.