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What does "Notice Left" mean for USPS delivery confirmation

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Inactive Etsy Member 6:38pm Feb 11, 2013 EST
Hello Etsy Community,

Just checking the status of my recent shipments and usually the status says "Out For Delivery" once they reach their destination.

Today, I have one shipment that's reached it's destination but reads "Notice Left".

What does that mean?

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It means they weren't home to accept the package, and they now have to go to the post office to pick it up.
Means they need to go to post office to pick it up.
It must have been priority mail, because they don't do that with first class mail... unless you have a very nice mail-person
Means the mail person left a note saying the resident has a package at the post office to be picked up.

Generally, they leave notices when a signature is required and no one is home.

It means that the package came and left.
This can also occur when the package is too big to fit in their mailbox/slot like in an apartment situation or where they have the "community" mailbox at the end of a street.
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Inactive Etsy Member 6:44pm Feb 11, 2013 EST
Thanks for the quick replies!

It was actually first class mail - mail people must be nice in Arkansas.

This means that the courier tried to deliver the package but no one was there to sign for it.

Happens a lot if mailboxes are too small to fit parcels, mailboxes full up, no one home ; )

I would contact the customer to check if they received the notice left card from the courier service, it is a nice gesture on your part and the customer will potentially be able to collect or rearrange delivery quicker.

Hope that helps?
Nicole P, what happens if first class doesn't fit in the mail box and you are never in when delivery is attempted?

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