Certified letter and mail services have been the “in” thing for many years, and when it comes to online mail-forgery detection and “outing” systems, this is the king of the hill! The reason why this option is so widely utilized is that it does more than just speed up the process of delivery. The numbers, stamps, and letters are all part of the package – they are what make it to the recipient’s front door (or inbox).
So if you’re looking to use a tracking number from a letter or postcard that’s sent to a “forged” envelope,
How can you track it? Here is how:
Tracking numbers are registered with the USPS (United States Postal Service). While many people aren’t aware of it, there are actually many direct mail companies that have been licensed by the USPS (specifically to provide certified mail services). These mail forwarding companies are able to purchase tracking numbers directly from the USPS (they must be a partner) and pass these on to their customers, who then place the tracking numbers onto their envelopes themselves. How do you find out if your recipient has received a shipment via mail forwarding company? You can simply call the customer service number on the envelope and ask – most companies do not even need a phone call to find out if they have your shipment!
Another benefit to using certified mail or registered mail as your main form of shipping is the tracking number. If you get a shipment via certified mail, you can go online (on any computer with internet access) and look up your shipment. Many companies actually provide an online tracking number so that you can enter your tracking number on a web page to see how your shipment is currently doing, or you can use a software tracking number that requires no input from you (you just plug the number in and watch how it’s done).
There is also a great deal of flexibility when it comes to the types of shipments that can be shipped via certified mail and registered mail. Registered mail is typically used for financial or sensitive documents; financial institutions can receive packages via certified mail that have been issued with an express signature, which means that the recipient will know exactly when to expect the package.