Nov. 24, 2021
Customers Can View Hold Mail While Away with Informed Delivery
CHICAGO IL — Chicago Area Post Offices will be closed on Thursday, November 25, 2021 in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. There will not be any mail delivery or retail service on November 25. All services resume on Friday, November 26.
Customers requiring postal services can use the Self-Service Kiosk (SSK) available at select Post Offices. The ATM-like kiosk, which accepts debit and credit cards only, can handle 80 percent of the transactions conducted at the retail counter such as buying stamps, mailing a parcel, or shipping an urgent letter or package by Express or Priority Mail. To find SSK locations, customers can go to www.usps.com.
Whether customers are in town or travelling during a holiday week, Informed Delivery helps residential customers preview their incoming mail including their Hold Mail while away. More than 30 million Informed Delivery users who opt-in to receive email notifications can now view their mail in their daily digest emails and see tracking information about the expected delivery of their packages. Users are also able to track package deliveries, leave delivery instructions and schedule redelivery from the online Informed Delivery dashboard. More information is available at: informeddelivery.usps.com. Customers can also go to usps.com to place their mail on hold.
The Postal Service generally receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.