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How does USPS informed delivery work?

How does USPS informed delivery work?

Informed Delivery, a no-cost, opt-in U.S. Postal Service service, gives customers the ability to preview incoming mail electronically before it arrives at their mailbox. Users receive an email notification with a preview of some of their letter-sized mail.

By Joanna Heep

June 23, 2021

What’s the difference between Informed Delivery and a virtual mailbox?

What’s the difference between Informed Delivery and a virtual mailbox?

What’s waiting for you in your mailbox? When you’re anticipating a payment, important paperwork, or a package, you don’t have to physically check your mail anymore to know what’s there.

By Joanna Heep

June 21, 2021

Do you have late mail or missing mail? Here are the biggest reasons for mail delays

Do you have late mail or missing mail? Here are the biggest reasons for mail delays

In the last several years, trends have inched toward longer mail delivery times. We try to optimize our operations at Earth Class Mail to avoid delays, but we depend on the work of the U.S. Postal Service.

By Sara Yonker

June 16, 2021

What the USPS 10-year plan means for you

What the USPS 10-year plan means for you

The USPS unveiled a 10-year plan. Preparing now for the changes the plan will introduce could save you from future headaches.

By Sara Yonker

June 14, 2021

Can you use a virtual address for your business?

Can you use a virtual address for your business?

Making the change to permanent remote work will require some logistical planning for businesses. They need some type of centralized way to communicate, a public-facing address and a way to manage their mail, banking, and document storage.  

By Sara Yonker

June 1, 2021

Is a virtual mailbox safe from identity theft?

Is a virtual mailbox safe from identity theft?

Making your mail digital can keep your mail safer - as long as you find a virtual mailbox provider that follows security protocols.

By Sara Yonker

May 19, 2021

Prevent mail theft with a secure virtual mailbox

Prevent mail theft with a secure virtual mailbox

The most sensitive documents collect in one spot before making it to the safety of your home: your mailbox. 

By Sara Yonker

May 17, 2021

How to search through your mail using Earth Class Mail

How to search through your mail using Earth Class Mail

Almost everyone - 98% of people - open their mail the day they receive it, according to a U.S. Postal Service study. However, keeping it organized and finding a certain document when you need it can be another story.

By Jake Norrie

May 7, 2021

Organize your mail and eliminate clutter with a virtual mailbox

Organize your mail and eliminate clutter with a virtual mailbox

Most households and businesses in the United States receive hundreds of pieces of mail a year. Junk mail makes up more than half of that, but what remains can often be important.

By Jake Norrie

May 5, 2021

Do You Need A Virtual Address Or A Virtual Mailbox?

Do You Need A Virtual Address Or A Virtual Mailbox?

Considering the ubiquitous nature of digital communication, it’s surprising the post office even has a presence at all in this day and age.

By Jake Norrie

December 30, 2020

How to Get a PO Box Without a Street Address

How to Get a PO Box Without a Street Address

For many reasons, traditional mailboxes aren’t right for everyone. Fortunately, many alternatives could fit your lifestyle or your business’ needs. One of the most common alternatives to a regular mailbox is a Post Office Box (PO Box). 

By Sarah Cantu

November 23, 2020

What is the difference between a physical address and a mailing address?

What is the difference between a physical address and a mailing address?

If you are starting or running a business, you’re probably no stranger to paperwork. From signing contracts to signing up for all kinds of services, there’s a lot to juggle.

By Sarah Cantu

November 13, 2020

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