Customers who own some of Apple’s most popular products now can use them to track mail, thanks to the Postal Service’s latest iPhone app. Available on the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPad 2, the app allows customers to use a device’s camera to scan barcodes on shipping labels for convenient tracking of their mail.
“Whenever and wherever they are, customers can check the delivery status of their shipments,” said Channel Access Vice President Kelly Sigmon. “Millions of Americans are making mobile devices a part of their daily lives, and we’re providing solutions that meet their needs.”
The app also stores label numbers so customers can recheck the status of shipments and can schedule a free next-day Carrier Pickup of packages. “Customers will get an email confirmation when the request is made, when the package is picked up, and when the pickup request is modified or canceled,” said Sigmon.
Customers also can use the app to order free expedited shipping supplies and view retail and online prices.