BEDFORD PARK – Free insurance, improved tracking, and day-specific delivery are part of the Postal Service’s new Priority Mail product line.
“Now our customers can get an even greater value when they use our Priority Mail products,” Central Illinois District Manager Peter Allen said. “This Priority Mail line-up gives small businesses and other shippers another reason to use the Postal Service.”
Priority Mail will now provide scheduled delivery – 1-day, 2-day or 3-day based on the origin and destination of the package. The Postal Service also will provide improved USPS tracking for all Priority Mail products.
Tracking and scheduled delivery information will be prominently and conveniently located on customer’s retail receipts and is available online using track and confirm.
Free insurance is another new and important Priority Mail feature designed to meet the growing needs of small businesses and other frequent shippers. Priority Mail 1-day, 2-day and 3-day will include $50 or $100 of insurance coverage depending on the payment method, such as whether a customer brought it to a retail counter or if it was paid for online.
“Our customers expect more from us,” Allen said. “We will continue to meet their expectations by providing them with important new features that include new packaging, free insurance, date specific delivery and free tracking.”
Newly redesigned Priority Mail boxes and envelopes are available in post offices and online at www.usps.com with many Priority Mail Flat Rate sizes and pricing. Express Mail services will continue as Priority Mail Express, providing next-day service with a money-back guarantee and up to $100 of free insurance.
A self-supporting government enterprise, the U.S. Postal Service is the only delivery service that reaches every address in the nation: 152 million residences, businesses and post office boxes. The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations. With more than 31,000 retail locations and the most frequently visited website in the federal government, usps.com, the Postal Service has annual revenue of more than $65 billion and delivers nearly 40 percent of the world’s mail. If it were a private-sector company, the U.S. Postal Service would rank 42nd in the 2012 Fortune 500.
The Postal Service has been named the Most Trusted Government Agency for seven years and the fourth Most Trusted Business in the nation by the Ponemon Institute.