USPS


The 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.

Prerequisites

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.

PhantomJS

Install the latest version of PhantomJS. Ensure the executable is on your PATH. 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 usps configuration.

Chrome

Install Chrome 59 or greater (preferably the most recent). Install the latest Chromedriver. Ensure both executables are on your PATH. google-chrome --version and chromedriver --version should work and report the correct version.

OS-specific instructions:

If you use the Chrome option, specify driver: chrome in your usps configuration.

Configuration

To enable this component, add the following lines to your configuration.yaml:

# 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 phantomjs or chrome.
  • 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.