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Troubleshoot: USPS didn't pick up my packages when scheduled

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For your convenience, USPS provides a package pickup service with Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express services. This gives you the option to schedule a carrier to pick up your packages up from your business or residence. Even better, ShippingEasy has integrated this tool with the carrier options on the READY TO SHIP page. Learn how to schedule a USPS pick up for your packages.

If you are experiencing trouble getting your packages picked up, there are a few troubleshooting steps you can run through:

Did you advance the ship date to the next available pick up day?

Package pick up can only be schedule for the next available pick up day. If you see a message such as NOTE: Pickup only offered if ship date is 10/29, then you'll need to select the specified date on the pick up calendar.

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Did you check the option to Request a Pick Up?

Checking this option tells ShippingEasy to send the pick up request to USPS.
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Does SHIPMENT HISTORY display the shipment as scheduled for pickup?

When a pick up is successfully schedule for a package, we'll display a message in your SHIPMENT HISTORY confirming the pending pick up.

Do you have a phone number saved to the STORE ADDRESS used as the return address?

USPS requires a phone number in order to provide the package pick up service. You'll need to save this phone number by going to SETTINGS >> STORE ADDRESSES. Click the pencil icon to the right of each address that you use for USPS shipments and add a valid phone number.


Then Save the changes. Future labels will have this phone number associated with the pick up request.

Did your pick up fail?

If your pick up failed due to an invalid phone number or other address error, you can correct the issue and generate a new label on the SHIPMENT HISTORY page. Learn more.

On occasion, you'll have done everything right and the pick up will still fail. When that happens, we'll alert you on the SHIPMENT HISTORY page with a Pickup Request Failed notice next to the order. Hover your mouse over the message to see the error.

Did USPS and/or Endicia receive your pickup request?

If the scheduled pickup is free from the above errors, follow the steps below to confirm the pickup request was received by USPS and/or Endicia.

  1. On the SHIPMENT HISTORY page, located the order with the scheduled pickup and hover the mouse over the icon in front of the words Pickup Scheduled. An info bubble with appear with the pickup confirmation number in it.

  2. Access USPS Schedule a Pickup tool and select Make changes to a Scheduled Pickup in the upper-right quadrant.



  3. Enter the corresponding information and click the Edit Pickup button.

    • If the confirmation number is recognized, USPS has received the pickup request. You can call 1-800-ASK-USPS (800-275-8777), or your local Post Office for further information.
    • If the confirmation number is not recognized by USPS, follow the next two steps to confirm the pickup request was received by Endicia.
      1. Log into the your corresponding Endicia account. Learn more.
      2. From there, check My Account > Reports > Package Pickup History.


If you have problems that require extra assistance, feel free to reach out to our Support Team.
  • Paid subscribers (Basic and above plans) will see links to email, call, or chat in the upper left corner in app.

  • Anyone can post questions in our Community forum and our Support Team will be happy to assist.

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