How to Schedule a USPS Pickup: Step-by-Step Guide

Are you facing difficulty in scheduling USPS pickups? Here's the step-by-step solution to make the process easier for you.

Scheduling a USPS pickup is a convenient way to send out packages without leaving your home or office. When you schedule a pickup, your letter carrier will collect your ready packages during their regular mail delivery route. In this article, we'll walk you through the process of scheduling a USPS pickup and answer some frequently asked questions.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Scheduling a USPS Pickup

  1. Navigate to the "Ship" page on the USPS website and click on the "Schedule a Pickup" button.
  2. Click on "Request Pickup" and select "USPS" to proceed to the next page.
  3. Choose the pickup location from your saved "Ship From" addresses.
  4. Use the drop-down menu to inform your letter carrier where to find your packages.
  5. Enter the number of packages for each service type (e.g., Priority Mail, First Class Package) and the estimated total weight of all packages.

Tips for Multi-Story Buildings and Specific Pickup Times

  • If you live in a multi-story building, make sure your packages are available on the ground level in a secure location for pickup.
  • To schedule a free next-day pickup, submit your request before 3 AM ET.
  • For specific pickup dates and times, use the Paid Pickup on Demand service for a fee of $24.

What to Do if USPS Doesn't Pick Up Your Package

If your scheduled pickup is missed, follow these steps:

  1. Confirm that your packages were ready at the designated location during your regular mail delivery time.
  2. Understand that letter carriers may sometimes miss pickups due to various factors, such as workload, weather conditions, or obstructed pathways.
  3. Contact your local Post Office or Postmaster to address recurring pickup issues. You can find your local Post Office here.

Frequently Asked Questions About USPS Pickups

What are some reasons why a package may not be eligible for scheduled pickup?

Common reasons include failed address verification, Saturday pickup restrictions, and the need for additional processing at the post office. Ensure your package meets all requirements for scheduled pickup to avoid delays or rejection.

How can I schedule a USPS pickup using ShippingEasy?

Access the "Ready to Ship" page, select the order, choose USPS as the carrier, specify the service type and packaging, enter the weight, and set the ship date to the next business day. Tick the "Request a Pick Up" box to submit your request.

What are the eligible packages for scheduling a pickup during regular mail delivery?

Eligible packages include Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail, First-Class Package Service-Commercial, and International or return items.