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Scanning snapshot

Informed Delivery, holiday stamps highlighted, too

Western was the area leader in scanning during the week ending Oct. 4, while Dakotas finished first among the districts.

Scanning snapshot. The Postal Service’s national scanning rating was 97.84 percent during the week ending Oct. 4, up from one week earlier.

Western (98.06 percent) led the areas, while Dakotas (99.14 percent) topped the districts.

Scanning allows customers to track their packages and mail, and it helps USPS improve efficiency and network management.

To see the latest results, go to the Informed Visibility site and select “Customer Experience,” followed by “DES 2 Scan Performance.” Employees must request access to Informed Visibility through eAccess.

Informed Delivery. Employees can sign up for Informed Delivery, a free feature that provides users with digital previews of their incoming mail, at

Increasing the number of subscribers will help USPS attract businesses that want to add interactive content to Informed Delivery emails, which will extend the “life” of the businesses’ mailpieces, keep mail relevant and boost postal revenue.

More than 19 million people use Informed Delivery. The Postal Service wants to have 40 million users by the end of 2020.

Sign-up is voluntary.

Holiday stamps update. The Postal Service will release its Holiday Wreaths stamps Friday, Oct. 25.

The stamps, which feature four wreaths made from pine cones, dried flowers, berries and other materials that symbolize winter and the holidays, will be dedicated that day in Freeport, ME.

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