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Protecting yourself from package theft: Sign up for alerts from USPS, UPS, FedEx, Amazon

Posted at 4:30 AM, Nov 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-19 06:30:19-05

Package thieves are a growing problem, but one way to prevent package theft is to get notified when your package is delivered. That way you can drive home, or call a friend, to get the package.

Most of the major delivery companies offer some kind of notification service, but you have to sign up.


Amazon offers shipping updates via text. Learn more here.


FedEx offers delivery manager. Delivery manager lets you request when and where packages are delivered, as well as send you alerts on when they’re arriving.


UPS offers delivery alerts, along with several other alerts. Learn more here.


The Postal Service offers tracking updates through its informed delivery system.