USPS: ‘Informed Delivery’ Program Can Help Keep Packages Safe


BOTH WERE EJECTED DURING THE FIRST QUARTER. DOES TALIB FORGET — REGRET IT? WITH BIG MARKDOWNS AND FREE SHIPPING, CYBER MONDAY SHOPPING HAS BEEN HARD TO RESIST. SOON, PORCHES WILL BE FILLED WITH PACKAGES. YOU CAN BET THE THIEVES ARE ALREADY PLANNING THEIR CRIMES. KELLY WERTHMANN IS LIVE IN DENVER. SO MANY PEOPLE ARE BUYING ONLINE THAT THE PROBLEM GETS WORSE. Reporter: THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, MORE THAN TWO THIRDS OF CONSUMERS ARE EXPECTED TO HAVE PACKAGES DELIVERED TO THEIR HOMES. THAT IS MUSIC TO PORCH PIRATE SKIERS. DIFFERENT DELIVERY SYSTEMS HAVE DIFFERENT WAYS TO PROTECT THOSE ITEMS THAT ARE SENT TO YOUR DOOR. ‘TIS THE SEASON FOR HOLIDAY SHOPPING, SPECIAL DELIVERIES AND CRINGES LIKE THESE WHO STILL YOUR STUFF. DAY OR NIGHT, PORCH PIRATES ARE ALL TOO COMMON ANYMORE. THEY WILL LIKELY TAKE ADVANTAGE OF BLACK FRIDAY DEALS AND CYBER MONDAY ORDERS SURE TO PILE UP ON DOORSTEPS. WE EXPECT IT HUNDRED 50 MILLION PARCELS OVER THESE NEXT FEW WEEKS. Reporter: AS THE UNITED STATES MARSHALS SERVICE PREPARES FOR A BUSY DELIVERY SEASON, USPS COLORADO SPOKESPERSON DAVID REFERRED IS RECOMMENDING PEOPLE SIGN UP FOR THEIR FREE INFORMED DELIVERY PROGRAM. IT PUTS YOU BACK IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT. USERS CAN GET TEXT AND EMAIL ALERTS AS THEIR PACKAGES ARE SHIPPED, TRANSPORTED AND DELIVERED. INFORMED DELIVERY ALSO GIVES USERS THE OPTIONS TO CUSTOMIZE A DROP-OFF LOCATION IF THEY WON’T BE HOME. YOU CAN HAVE IT HELD AT THE POST OFFICE. AMAZON TOOK PORCH PIRACY PROTECTION A STEP ARE THERE. USERS CAN SIGN UP FOR AMAZON KEY AND DELIVERY DRIVERS WILL DROP OFF PACKAGES INSIDE YOUR HOME. FOR THOSE WHO DON’T WANT STRANGERS IN THEIR HOUSE WERE THIEVES ON THEIR DOORSTEP, THE POSTAL SERVICE PROGRAM MAY JUST DELIVER THE PROTECTION YOU NEED. WE ARE LIKE SANTA CLAUS. WE KNOW WHAT IS COMING TO YOUR HOUSE. LIKE SANTA CLAUS, WE WILL TELL YOU. Reporter: THE POSTAL SERVICE SAY ANOTHER OPTION IS TO ASK A TRUSTWORTHY NEIGHBOR OR A FRIEND TO PICK UP THE PACKAGES AT YOUR HOME IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO GET THEM BEFORE NIGHTFALL. AMAZON ALSO OFFERS LOCKERS FOR SOME DELIVERIES. WE HAVE MORE INFORMATION ON OUR

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