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.
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.