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USPS Encourages Upgrade to Jumbo Mailboxes

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDNews) – The United States Postal Service (USPS) is urging citizens nationwide to upgrade their standard mailboxes to jumbo mailboxes. These larger mailboxes, available at local Walmarts and home improvement stores, provide several benefits.

With a jumbo mailbox, mail carriers can place larger online orders directly into the box instead of leaving them on the porch. This change can help reduce the number of packages stolen by “porch pirates” who scan neighborhoods for deliveries left outside.

Additionally, USPS recommends using the “Informed Delivery” app to combat package theft. This app notifies users when a package is delivered and provides images of the mail being delivered that day, along with other valuable delivery resources.

For more information on upgrading your mailbox or utilizing Informed Delivery, visit your local USPS office or their website.