Can I Still Ship a Package if it’s After the Ship Date?

You can still ship a package if it's past the ship date, but you shouldn't wait too long
calendar past the ship date

Generally speaking, yes! At least when it comes to USPS. If the current date is after the ship date on your postage, your package will still be accepted at your local Post Office. However, we don’t suggest waiting more than two or three days after you create your postage.

Be Careful Not to Ship TOO Far After the Ship Date

Heads up! It’s not uncommon for shipping carriers to raise postage prices over the course of a year (or sometimes sooner). In some cases, postage purchased at an earlier date may not be accurate for future dates. Therefore, we always recommend that you ensure you have the proper amount of postage before scheduling or dropping off a shipment. This is especially true if you decide to buy postage online and hold onto it for the future.


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  1. Sarah Nsereko

    Hello can I use pirate ship to send parcels from South Africa?

    • Rockwell Sands

      Hi Sarah, I believe Pirate Ship only offers USPS postage, which means that you can only use it to ship packages from the United States. You’ll need to have a valid US physical address to sign up and use their software. You could look into some other shipping software options that sell FedEx and DHL postage though!


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