What is USPS Package Pickup?

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When you’re on a tight schedule or you don’t have the ability to manually transport your goods, you can still get your packages in the mail. USPS offers a service that comes directly to your front door to pick up as many packages as you need to ship. See how ShippingEasy makes requesting this service super simple.

How does it work?

You can schedule your qualified package pickup on the USPS website. All you have to do is a submit a request online with your information and your local postal worker will pick up your package when they come by your home for their regular delivery route.

With ShippingEasy, you can also generate a USPS SCAN form to make pick up a breeze.

What limits are there?

You need to make sure your packages are qualified by having the proper postage in regards to their size, weight, etc. USPS Packing Pickup is not offered for only First Class Mail shipments (make sure you have at least one Priority Mail, Priority Mail Express or any international service shipment!).

ShippingEasy offers a Product Catalog and a custom package catalog which helps ensure your postage is calculated correctly.

How often can I do this?

There is no limit to the amount of USPS package pickup you are allowed to use. Plus - you can schedule pickup service up to three months in advance!

If I forget to schedule a pickup, can my USPS mail courier pick up my package while delivering my mail?

It depends on your mail courier, the policies of your local Post Office, and even whether there is space in the mail truck. It is always best to schedule a pickup. But if you forget, it does not hurt to ask your courier when they come by to deliver the mail. Perhaps they will be able to help!

USPS Package Pickups service is both convenient and easy. Arranging for other people to take packages to the post office for you can be stressful. Utilizing this when you can’t leave your own home or when you need a pickup on a fairly regular schedule is a great option.

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Related articles:

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