How to Schedule a Pickup for Your Package

Learn how to schedule a pickup with all three major shipping carriers
Schedule a pickup

You know one of the best things about the Internet? It’s that you can schedule a pickup for your packages from your very own home! It’s easy to schedule a pickup with each of the three major carriers, and pickups can even be free. However, each carrier has a slightly different process. Below, we’ve outlined all the steps to follow to schedule a pickup with either USPS, UPS, or FedEx.

Schedule a Pickup with USPS

  • Visit to schedule a pickup.
  • Fill out the question prompts. They are as follows:
    • “Where should we pick up?”
    • “Where should we look for your shipment?”
      • Be sure to include any special instructions, like a phone number USPS needs to call, or a gate code they need in order to access your package.
    • “What time should we pick up?”
    • “When should we pick up?”
    • “How many items are we picking up?”
  • When you’ve answered those questions, click “Schedule a Pickup” and you’re all set!

When Can I Schedule a Pickup with USPS?

You can schedule a pickup with USPS at any time! If you don’t schedule a specific time, pickup will occur during your typical mail delivery time, and it will be FREE. If you schedule a specific pickup time, pickup with cost around $22.

Pro Tip: You can also use use shipping software to schedule a pickup with USPS! Sometimes, it’s easier to use an app like Pirate Ship to schedule a pickup than to go through USPS’ website. It’s kind of like killing two birds with one stone. You can schedule a pickup and get the deepest USPS postage discounts at the same time!

Schedule a Pickup with UPS

First, you’ll need to create an account on the UPS website. There are two ways to schedule a pickup with UPS: by phone, and online. We’ve outlined the steps for both ways below.

By Phone

  • Call 1-800-742-5877. This is UPS’ phone number devoted to pickups.
  • Have all your shipment info ready to go. This includes:
    • The type of postage desired
    • Package weight and package dimensions
    • Pickup location, date, and time
    • Additional service and package info
    • Preferences on notifications (for example, whether you’d like to receive phone, email, or text notifications)


  • Visit UPS’s pickup scheduling site
  • Fill out the following sections for Package Pickups:
    • Shipping Label Questions
      • If you already have printed labels, answer YES to the question: “Do you have preprinted UPS shipping labels for your shipment?”
      • If you choose NO, you’ll be prompted to buy postage online. You can also opt to pay your driver with a money order or a check.
    • Pickup Information & Location.
    • Service and Package Information
    • Pickup Date and Time
    • Pickup Notifications
      • You can opt for mobile or email notifications, including up to 5 additional recipients with a personal note.
  • Click “Next”
  • Choose your payment method
    • You can opt to bill to your UPS account, bill the pickup requester, pay by debit/credit card, or pay with a check or money order.
  • Verify your pickup information
  • Click “Complete”

Schedule a Pickup with FedEx

  • First, create an account with FedEx and set up a FedEx account number.
  • After you’ve created your Account Number, click on “Schedule a Pickup.”
    • Choose your account details
    • Enter your Pickup Address
    • Enter your Package Information
      • Fill out the form requirements in this field. They include: Number of Packages, Total Weight, Pickup Time, and special instructions.
    • If you want, you can toggle optional Pickup Notifications
  • Once you complete all the sections, click “Schedule Pickup”

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