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Track holiday packages with USPS phone app

Posted at 4:05 AM, Nov 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-29 09:20:35-05

The holiday season is here and once you mail those letters to Santa you may want to keep track of all those gifts heading to your doorstep.

Nearly 16 billion total pieces of mail and packages are expected to be delivered this holiday season and the USPS has one handy tool that will make your shipping that much easier.

Whether you’re sending or receiving we all know that holiday shipping can be stressful. Lucky for you, there’s an app for that! The post office app allows you to track packages and so much more. Plus, it’s all in the palm of your hand.

This holiday season you can check your packages status, sign up for email and text alerts, even schedule it be left at a different address or held at the post office. Whether you’re sending or receiving a gift you can keep an eye on that delivery! You’ll also know exactly when it arrives and avoid being the victim of porch pirates.

“With our scanners the information is transmitted pretty quickly,” said USPS Customer Relations Coordinator Kristina Thomas. “It’s accurate, we can tell exactly where that package is scanned, so if you get back to the house and your package isn’t there we can look it up to see what’s going on.”

For your convenience you can also purchase stamps on the app. Not sure how much that package to grandma is going to cost you? You can use the calculator function to see exactly how much shipping it will cost.