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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

How to get an address somewhere you don’t live

How to get an address somewhere you don’t live

When you see the mailing address of a local business, you probably don’t think twice about it. You might recognize the street name or at least have an idea what part of town it’s in based on the zip code.

By Sara Yonker

June 2, 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

What countries offer remote worker visas?

What countries offer remote worker visas?

Why work from home when you can embrace international travel?  Some countries recruit remote workers with special visas just for them.

By Joanna Heep

May 26, 2021

Is it time to take a remote work vacation?

Is it time to take a remote work vacation?

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, working remotely became a necessity. But it didn’t give you much freedom when you could only get a change of scenery by going from one corner of your home to another. 

By Joanna Heep

May 24, 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

Using a virtual address for business

Using a virtual address for business

About half of businesses in the United States operate from people’s homes. Even more startups - 69% of them— are home-based businesses, a number growing with the effects of the pandemic on small businesses. 

By Joanna Heep

May 12, 2021

Protecting your personal information online

Protecting your personal information online

Every day, we share vast amounts of personal data and information online. We share photos from a Bora Bora vacation on Facebook.

By Joanna Heep

May 10, 2021

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