USPS Now Offers Text Notifications of Package Deliveries



The U.S. Postal Service is offering a new service – USPS Text Tracking – that notifies customers about the status of their package. The Postal Service has a new video (below) advertising the service and a new Web page explaining the service. Briefly, here’s how Text Tracking works according to the USPS Website:

USPS Text Tracking is a new mechanism by which customers can be notified of the status of their package. There are currently two ways that customers can request Text Tracking:

    • Send a text to 28777 (2USPS) with their tracking number as the content of the message. The text reply from USPS will be the latest tracking information for the item.
    • After tracking a package on the USPS Tracking web site ( customers may elect to register to receive Text Tracking on a tracking number by tracking number basis.
    • Two Text Tracking options will exist from the web site:
  • A user may elect to see all past and future tracking activity on their package.
  • A user may elect to be notified of delivery/delivery attempt of their item.

For more information visit the USPS Text Tracking Web page at