Labor Day Postal Holiday


OHIO — As many Americans observe Labor Day and enjoy the extended holiday weekend, the Postal Service is hard at work and has a convenient feature to help consumers keep track of their mail: Informed Delivery.

Whether consumers are in town or traveling for the holiday, Informed Delivery lets residential consumers see what is arriving in their mailboxes by sending them digital previews of their incoming envelopes and postcards. These images can be viewed via email notifications, or accessed through an online dashboard at informeddelivery.usps.com — perfect for travelers to check for important letters that are arriving over the holiday weekend.

Informed Delivery already has more than five million users nationwide and has received exceptional reviews: 96 percent of users indicated they are very satisfied or satisfied with the new feature, and 95 percent check their notifications every day or almost every day. Informed Delivery is quick, easy to use, and free.

The Postal Service reminds customers that Post Offices will be closed for retail transactions on Monday, September 4 to observe Labor Day. There will be no residential or business deliveries.

Although there will be no regular mail service, Priority Mail Express is delivered 365 days a year and will be delivered on Labor Day, with normal delivery and collection schedules resuming Tuesday, September 5.

Please note:

· Stamps are available at most grocery, pharmacy and convenience stores.

For 24/7 access to most postal products and services, go to www.usps.com, where you can look up a ZIP Code, track a package, buy stamps, hold mail, print postage online, submit a change of address, schedule a package pickup and find USPS locations.

To find a location with a self-service kiosk that enable customers to perform most retail transactions even when the Post Office is closed, go to www.usps.com.

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

Staff report