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Once you've had all of your packages picked up at your warehouse or residence, shipping will never be the same. For your convenience, USPS provides a package pick up service with Priority Mail, Priority Mail Express and any international services.

NOTE: It is not currently possible to schedule a USPS pick up for First Class Package Service shipments in ShippingEasy. We recommend using the USPS.com Schedule a Pick up page, when needing only First Class Package shipments to be picked up.

USPS pick up is also a way to get packages tracking sooner, as the carrier will scan them at the location and that gets them into the tracking system. For faster scanning and shipping, learn more about using a SCAN form to help complete your pick up.

While USPS provides options to schedule a package pick up from USPS.com, shipments processed via ShippingEasy can also be set up for an on-site pick up from within the app. ShippingEasy users will see this tool with the carrier options on the READY TO SHIP page. Click through the following options to schedule a pick up with USPS or within ShippingEasy.

How to: Schedule a USPS package pick up at USPS.com

There are two main ways to schedule a USPS package pick up:

  • During your usual mail delivery time: Free Package Pickup service schedules a pickup for the next delivery day or a designated day of your eligible packages at the same time your mail is delivered by your letter carrier. Packages eligible for this service are:
    • Priority Mail Express® items
    • Priority Mail® items
    • First-Class Package Service-Commercial™ items
    • International or returns items
    There is no limit to the number of packages that can be left for Package Pickup. The service is available in most zip codes nationwide. To check on availability, and for additional information, visit Package Pickup at www.usps.com/pickup.
  • Scheduling a specific pickup time: Paid Pickup on Demand® service is a time-sensitive pick up service for when you need to have packages picked up on a specific date in a specific timeframe. A pickup fee is charged per trip (regardless of the number of items scheduled for pickup). For more information on how Pickup on Demand® works, visit www.usps.com/pickup.

To schedule your pick up, use the USPS official Schedule a Pickup page and fill out all of the necessary information.

Some tips when scheduling a pickup:

  • If you need to automated a large number of package pick ups, it is best to schedule this with USPS.
  • Schedule your pickup before midnight of the day you want your items picked up and make any final edits before 2:00AM CST.
  • Know the estimate of how many packages you'll have picked up and their combined weight.
  • Make sure your First Class labels are First Class Package labels, regular First Class Mail doesn't qualify for pickup. Although your postal carrier might still pick them up regardless of this error, it cannot be guaranteed.

How to: Schedule a USPS package pick up within ShippingEasy

IMPORTANT: a phone number is required to successfully schedule the pick up. Follow these steps to verify you have a phone number on file or update the information with one.

Once you have the phone number entered, you can follow these steps to schedule the pick up:

  1. With an order selected on the READY TO SHIP page, make your Carrier Selections, including the Carrier (USPS), Carrier Service (Priority Mail, Priority Mail Express or any international service), Packaging, and Weight.
     
  2. Adjust the Ship date to the next business day. The option to Request a Pick Up will appear.
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    NOTE: if this option doesn't appear, confirm that you have selected an eligible Carrier Service (ie. Priority Mail, Priority Mail Express or any international service) and that the Ship date is properly advanced.
    There will be a note indicating if the wrong Ship date is selected.
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  3. Simply tick the box and your request will be sent to USPS.
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    Be aware of the type of package you are sending. These packages will not be eligible for scheduled pick up:
    • Address verification fails
    • Saturday pick up not allowed
    • Require processing at the post office

When scheduling a pickup, ShippingEasy sends a request to USPS to have your mail carrier come to your door to pick up packages whenever they usually come to your address, instead of only dropping mail off.

 

If your package pick up failed, see our troubleshooting guide for more help.

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