Among several services and facilities offered by the US Postal Service, USPS Package pickup is one of the most convenient and useful services. People love sending their packages through USPS for its most easy and convenient service. Using USPS Package pickup, you can easily send the mail package without even visiting the post office. Customers can easily schedule their package pickup hours by their mail carrier.
Here, in this article, you will read about the most frequently asked questions by the customers.
USPS Pickup FAQ:
The US Postal Service offers a wonderful service called Carrier Pickup, and this lets you schedule your mail and packages by your mail carrier. This Carrier Pickup service is accessible at no additional cost if you send your mail package through one of the following methods:
- Priority Mail Express
- Priority Mails
- Global Express Guaranteed
- Priority Mail Express International
- Priority Mail International
How much will it cost to avail the USPS Pickup facility?
If you are sending your package through Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail, Global Express Guaranteed, Priority Mail Express International and Priority Mail International, then you can avail this service for free of cost. You will be able to send any number of packages, and the only thing is it shouldn’t be more than 70 pounds.
Will I be able to track the delivery status of the picked up package?
Well, you can track the status of your picked up package. In some mail classes such as Priority Mail Express, the tracking facility is automatically available. Additionally, you can also avail Signature Confirmation for free of cost. To track the package, visit the official site of the USPS and navigate to track the package.
What are the locations that you can mention as pickup location?
The USPS pickup location can be anything such as Mailbox, Office, Reception, Side Door, Front Door, Back Door, Mail Room or it can be Knock on Door or Ring Bell.
When to schedule the pick-up?
The customers who need to send package can schedule pickups from Monday to Saturday till 2:00 AM CT on the pickup day. The Postal service last pickup will be done at 2:00 AM CT, after that same-day pickup, will not be available. The USPS Pickup times depend on the days you have selected. USPS Box pickup is the same as the usual delivery time. To know more about the weekend and Sunday delivery you can visit the official site of USPS.
However, Saturday mail pick up is available for most of the USPS mail classes such as Priority Mail Class, etc.
Is it necessary that I should be present at the location while the letter carrier arrives to pick up the package?
If the package is shipped across the US and the package is well packed according to the rules and guidelines, and you have left the package at a safe location, then you need not be physically present to hand over the mail. However, if the package is more than 13oz and contains postage stamp, then you should physically be present to hand over the mail.
Is it possible to remove a particular item from the scheduled package pickup list?
Yes, it is possible. To do this, you need to visit the official site of USPS and navigate to pick up service. There you will find the necessary information to pick up. It is possible to cancel your package, add or modify the scheduled pickup.
Will I be able to schedule International Package pickup?
You cannot use USPS package pickup under two scenarios:
- The International packages that need a customs declaration form and bear postage stamps.
- The packages that need to be sent to the APO/FPO/DPO destinations with a customs declaration form that was not completed online by using Click-N-Ship.
You can ship by visiting the nearby post office.
Can I avail the pickup facility for the items insured online?
Yes, this service is available for several mail classes of USPS such as First-Class Package, First-Class Package Services-Commercial, Priority Mail, Priority Mail Express and Parcel Select Ground parcels. When you purchase an online label with insurance online, navigate to the Package Pickup link to request a pickup for your package.
In case of eBay sellers, the online insurance is applicable for certain USPS mail classes like Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail, and USPS Retail Ground packages only.
What Are The Restrictions On The Package Pick Up?
- The package can weigh up to 70 pounds
- The overall dimensions can be 130 inches
- No pickup facility for the package that is more than 13oz
- You cannot send Hazardous materials through pickup service
- The mail package should be well packed and labeled.
- The customer should give the international package that requires customs declaration form and postage stamps to the Post Office staff
- As per the box pickup times, you can request for USPS pickup on holiday or Sunday, but the pickup will be scheduled only on the next scheduled delivery day.