What is USPS hold for pick up?
Hold for Pickup is a USPS special service that delivers a package to a USPS facility where it can be picked up by a specified recipient. When the package arrives at the pickup location, the USPS will send an email to the recipient to notify them that the package is available for pickup.
It's available for packages, letters, and flats with a tracking or extra services barcode. You can also stop mail and packages at a Post Office™ as a Hold For Pickup or send them to a different domestic address. You can even request to have them redirected as Priority Mail® back to your address.
- To a letter carrier, Saturdays are no different than Monday through Friday. The US Postal Service tries very hard to deliver all mail by 5:00 pm. Sometimes this is not do-able, however, because 1 or 2 carriers may be sick that day.
- Select the start and end dates of your Hold Mail request. We can hold your mail from 3 to 30 days in a row. You can select how you would like to receive your mail on your selected end date. For hold times greater than 30 days, please sign up for USPS Forward Mail Service.
- Mail that is undeliverable as addressed is forwarded, returned to the sender, or treated as dead mail, as authorized for the particular class of mail. Undeliverable-as-addressed mail is endorsed by the USPS with the reason for nondelivery as shown in Exhibit 1.4.1. All nonmailable pieces are returned to the sender.
When you select UPS Delivery Intercept, you can request that UPS perform one of the following actions: Return to Sender: Return the package to the shipper. Reschedule Delivery: Hold the package for delivery on a future date. Will Call: Hold the package for pickup by the consignee.
- From the day the parcel is delivered, the recipient has five days to obtain their delivery. After the five-day period is over, the receiver looses the shipment in a return to sender. When a package is held for pickup, its shipping guarantee is still met.
- The USPS Package Intercept service allows you to redirect a domestic shipment that hasn't been delivered or released for delivery. You can have the package held at a Post Office as a Hold For Pickup or sent to a different domestic address.
- Part 2 Sending Packages
- Make sure UPS delivers to your destination.
- Choose a domestic delivery service.
- Pick a delivery service for international shipments.
- Print out the shipping label.
- Attach your shipping information.
- Send out the package at home or at a UPS center.
- Track your shipment.
Here's more info on how to track delivery. If the tracking shows “Available for pick up”: This usually means the carrier could not leave the package at the buyer's address, so it's being held at the buyer's post office instead. The buyer is not available to receive the package, or they refuse delivery.
- USPS Text Tracking is a new mechanism by which customers can be notified of the status of their package. There are currently two ways that customers can request Text Tracking: Send a text to 28777 (2USPS) with their tracking number as the content of the message.
- What is the Difference Between UPS and USPS. It is very easy to confuse UPS and USPS because of their acronyms, but they are two different companies. USPS, also known as the postal service or US Mail, offers domestic mail delivery services. It is funded by its delivery services and the sale of postage stamps.
- 'Out for delivery' means that the package has been scanned to indicate that it was put on the mail truck and will be delivered that day. Occasionally, there can be a delay for one reason or another and the package does not get delivered. You'll know because the day will go by without a 'Delivered' scan update.
Updated: 2nd October 2019