How Does USPS Signature Confirmation Work – Cost, Meaning

USPS Signature Confirmation: USPS offers a service called Signature Confirmation which allows shippers to receive a signature of the recipient upon the successful delivery. This is an additional service which can be purchased if a shipper wants a confirmation that a delivery has been made successfully. This service gives shipper a piece of mind that a shipment has reached the correct address. Although, there is a service called USPS Tracking which is available for every USPS shipment by default which allows users to track their packages. But sometimes, it happens that a package is lost or delivered to the wrong address. However, this happens very rarely as USPS is the most trusted source, but still, adding a signature confirmation service for a small fee is worth if you’re making an important shipment.

What is USPS Signature Confirmation Service?

USPS Signature Confirmation is an additional service which can be added to certain mail services at some additional fee. You can purchase this service at the local post office. The recipient of the package has to submit his signature in order to receive the package. Upon the successful delivery, the shipper or sender will receive the recipient signature electronically or email or fax.

Signature Confirmation proves that a package has been received by the intended recipient or his agent. If you want a specific person to receive a package, then add a restricted delivery service along with this signature service.

Shippers will receive the following information;

  • recipient’s name
  • delivery date
  • time of the delivery
  • shipment location
  • a copy of the recipient’s signature through fax or email or electronically.

USPS Signature Confirmation Cost

This service cost $3.05 if purchased from the post office. You can also purchase this service at $2.60 online.

The users can buy it with the following mail classes and services:

  • Priority Mail
  • Collect on Delivery
  • Restricted Delivery
  • First Class Mail (packages only)
  • Media Mail (packages only)
  • USPS Retail Ground (packages only)
  • Registered Mail
  • Insured Mail
  • Return Receipt

How Does USPS Signature Confirmation Works?

You can purchase this service at an additional cost of $3.05 if you are sending a package through the local post office. If you are sending your package online then add this service to your mail before printing the postage. This is what you need to do;

  • Fill the PS Form 153.
  • Attach the PS Form 153 barcoded label portion to your mail.
  • Confirm how you want to receive a copy of the delivery.
  • Pay the fees.

This is how PS Form 153 looks like;

USPS Signature Confirmation

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