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Since its inception, the USPS mail tracking systems have successfully tracked over 15 million pieces of direct mail advertising. Verifying the delivery status of your mail is now easy with USPS tracking system. This new USPS feature makes you save time by allowing the postal services to send your current delivery status on your mail. By using the new USPS Intelligent Mail Barcodes, anyone or any business can track the progress of its mail campaign just by using its own customer ID or account number. This tracking system is available in express mail, priority mail, priority mail international and global express guaranteed.

This tracking system allows you to choose from its two options, the email all activity to-date or email all future activity. The email all activity to-date is an option that provides a single email to each recipient containing the delivery status information. The email all future activity is another option that generates email any time that company receives a delivery or delivery related event. These delivery related events include refused, attempted, returned to sender, or forwarded mails.

USPS Bar Code

This 65-bar code is what the USPS had been using as a tracking system. The Intelligent Mail barcode is a USPS service offered for domestic mail delivery. This tracking system is here to provide functionality and efficient information than its predecessors POSTNET and PLANET. Also known as One Code Solution and $-State Customer Barcode (4CB, 4-CB or USPS4CB), this code effectively incorporated the routing ZIP code and mail tracking information which was included in previously used postal barcode standards.

This Intelligent Mail was introduced by the US Postal Services in 2003 and was used by the fall of 2009 for mailers to receive maximum USPS automation discount. This new system features an improved deliverability, new services and increased overall mail efficiency. The code contains four distinct symbols hence the name 4-State Customer Barcode that encodes up to 31 decimal digits of mail-piece data into 65 vertical bars which is shown through a window envelope.

Steps on How to Change Your Mailing Address

If you are planning to move soon then the first thing you should do is to change your mailing address. Most often than not, this is one of those things that most people forgot when they are moving to a different location. Going through the process of changing your physical address is now easy by just following these simple steps.

  1. Once you have the exact date of when you are moving, then this is the perfect time to change your mailing address. There are three ways where you can change your mailing address. You can go to the USPS website and with one dollar payment you can Change Your Address from there. You can also call the USPS toll free number (1-800-275-877), or by mailing the form to their office.
  2. Fill out the change of address form. You can get this form from the post office or you can print it from the USPS website.
  3. If you and all the members of your household is moving to the same address and shares the same last name then a single request can be completed. An individual request on the other hand should be submitted for someone who has a different last name. This request should be completed by each person who has a different last name, or moving to a different location.
  4. One you placed your request, allow 7 to 10 business days for the receipt of your request. This receipt will show your old and new address. Make sure to review it and once you have any corrections make sure to contact the USPS at 1-800-275-8777.
  5. After 10 business days and you still do not have your confirmation letter, you can check the status of your request in the USPS website or call their toll free number.