USPS Tracking Label Changes
Delivery Confirmation is now USPS Tracking
labels are being rebranded. 20 cents to buy tracking online vs 80 at po
if you dont pay extra, the package gets a tracking number but it is an internal usps reference number and not a tracking number
In conjunction with the Jan. 27, 2013, price change, the Postal Service officially introduced USPS Tracking. In addition, there are significant changes
to the previous Delivery Confirmation Extra Services offering. What do these changes mean for customers? The Postal Service has enhanced product visibility and scanning to provide end-to-end tracking information including confirmation of delivery. Given the enhanced tracking service, Delivery Confirmation has
been rebranded as USPS Tracking to better reflect these tracking capabilities. This change will more accurately describe the information provided about
shipments as they move through the network to their final destinations.
USPS Tracking is now included automatically at no additional cost on Standard Post (previously Parcel Post) and Priority Mail if purchased at USPS retail
locations. USPS Tracking can be purchased for Media Mail, Library Mail, and First-Class Mail packages and services.
From now on, think “USPS Tracking.”To support this change, the Postal Service is replacing the familiar green labels, current Label 152, Delivery Confirmation, and Label 314, Electronic Delivery Confirmation. Although the old labels are being retired, tracking information will be available for items previously shipped or still in transit. Tracking visibility will remain for these labels for their full 6-month retention period.
What is replacing the familiar green label?
If you ordinarily present your packages at postal retail locations and pay at the time of mailing, a USPS Tracking label will be applied by the retail associate and the corresponding tracking number will be provided to you. There is no need to apply a label or complete a form in advance, and the tracking number will be printed right on your receipt. The receipt will also include language about where to go for tracking information. These labels are now being used and seen widely on retail packages you ship and receive from the Postal Service. See example to right.
In smaller offices and contract postal units (CPUs) a Label 400, USPS Tracking, will be applied. See the following samples. If you used Label 152, Delivery Confirmation, or Label 314, Electronic Delivery Confirmation, for your prepaid (postage affixed) or Permit Imprint items, you can order preprinted Label 400, USPS Tracking.

Recently, the U.S. Postal Service officially changed the name of Delivery Confirmation to USPS Tracking. With the goal of providing end-to-end tracking info including confirmation of delivery, the USPS feels the new name more accurately describes the scanning info provided about packages as they move to their final destination.


Important Facts about USPS Tracking

  • As of January 2013, the USPS has changed the name of Delivery Confirmation to USPS Tracking
  • USPS Tracking is included for FREE when you ship with Express Mail, Priority Mail, Parcel Select or First Class Package Service using
  • If purchasing postage at the Post Office, USPS Tracking is included for free when you use Express Mail, Priority Mail or Standard Post (formerly known as Parcel Post).
  • USPS Tracking can be added to Media Mail packages for $0.20 when using At the Post Office, USPS tracking can be purchased for Media Mail as well as First Class Package service for a cost of $0.90 (tracking is included for free for First Class Package Service when you print postage online, but a charge is required for First Class Package Service at the Post Office).

USPS Tracking name change – Do I need to do anything?

  • If you print postage online via, you will not need to do anything! has already changed the name on the shipping label from Delivery Confirmation to USPS Tracking.
  • If you buy postage at the Post Office, you will no longer see the familiar green Delivery Confirmation labels as they are being phased out. Replacing those labels is a new white label titled USPS Tracking. The tracking number will be printed right on your receipt and you can track your package on the website.

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