Postal Service Brings Major Changes to Priority Mail

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- 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," said Rockford Postmaster Steve Webb. "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 also 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 it was paid for online.

"Our customers expect more from us," added Webb. "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 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.

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

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