Comedian Jerry Seinfeld once said, “If I could talk to the post office, if I could say to them, if you really want to be helpful to us, just open the letters, read them and email us what it says!” Part of that statement has now become a reality. First came snail mail. Then email. Now the post office is about to deliver something new: pre-mail.
For many years people have always had their frustrations with the USPS. However people’s opinion on the postal service could change with this new feature. Starting Friday, the post office is taking the snail out of mail and going nationwide with a new service called Informed Delivery. If you sign up, you can see who sent you mail the way we all pretty much view things now, online.
The Postal Service will email you a picture of every piece of mail you can expect to get that day. It’s one way to stay relevant at a time when mail volume has dropped dramatically over the last decade.