usps platform allows one to track deliveries and inbound mail from the US Postal Service (USPS).
In addition to having a USPS account, you will need to complete the “Opt-In” process for packages by clicking “Get Started Now” on this page. You must also “Opt-In” to Informed Delivery to see inbound mail.
This component requires that a headless-capable web browser is installed on your system - either PhantomJS or Google Chrome. Preferably use Chrome if your operating system supports it, since PhantomJS is deprecated.
If you are using a Raspberry Pi, you must use PhantomJS.
Hass.io containers are based on Alpine Linux. PhanthomJS is not available for Alpine Linux. Therefore it is currently not possible to use this component on Hass.io.
Install the latest version of PhantomJS. Ensure the executable is on your
phantomjs --version should work and report the correct version. This is the default option and requires no further configuration.
Don’t use apt-get to install PhantomJS. This version is not compatible.
If you use the PhantomJS option, specify
driver: phantomjs in your
Install Chrome 59 or greater (preferably the most recent). Install the latest Chromedriver. Ensure both executables are on your
google-chrome --version and
chromedriver --version should work and report the correct version.
If you use the Chrome option, specify
driver: chrome in your
To enable this component, add the following lines to your
# Example configuration.yaml entry usps: username: YOUR_USERNAME password: YOUR_PASSWORD
You will see two new sensors, one for packages and one for mail and a camera to rotate through images of incoming mail for the current day.
Configuration options for the USPS component:
- username (Required): The username to access the MyUSPS service.
- password (Required): The password for the given username.
driver (Required): Specify if you’re using
- name (Optional): Prefix for sensor names (defaults to “USPS”)
The USPS sensor logs into the MyUSPS website to scrape package data. It does not use an API.