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How Much Does USPS Signature Confirmation Cost the Consumer

The fee for Signature Confirmation as of January 27, 2019 is at $3.05. That rises $.05 from January 21, 2018, that at the time, was up $.10 from the amount of $2.90 set 2017 - the same fee as in late 2016, but actually dropping $.10 from its prior 2016 rate of $3.00. The $2.90 fee is the same price set that became effective May 31st, 2015. All of which is over and above any postage.

The Signature Confirmation is the bright pink paper barcode label (PS Form 153) often referred to as the 'retail' version.

The Signature Confirmation gives details about the delivery of the article, and/or if it was attempted, and this includes a record of the receivers signing. The confirmation can be purchased for use with First Class packages or else First Class mail.

Signature Confirmation is sometimes confused with what are perceived to be other types of tracking methods that are processed by the Postal Service. Some addressees, however, are unaware that services such as Registered Mail and Certified Mail can have advantages that often prove more substantiating - such as when sending certain legal documents, for instance. Select types of mail tracking services may even be required by certain bodies or institutions.

Besides Signature Confirmation, if the sender wants to know that the receiver is at least 21 years of age, there is the option of 'Adult Signature' which can be used with Express, Priority and certain parcels. It can be purchased at the usps.com site or through authorized sellers.

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