How Do I Schedule a USPS Pickup?

Follow these steps to schedule a USPS pickup
USPS Pickup

Scheduling a USPS pickup is a much easier way to hand off your packages than trucking everything to the Post Office. If you’re an E-commerce business owner, that’s good news for you! The best part about scheduling a USPS pickup is that it’s often free. Follow the steps below and you’ll be golden.

How to Schedule a USPS Pickup

  1. First, visit USPS.com to schedule a pickup.
  2. Fill out the following sections, which include:
    • “Where should we pick up?”
    • “Where should we look for your shipment?”
      • Include any special instructions in this field. For example, write in if USPS needs to call a certain phone number or be made aware of any other aspects of your delivery
    • “What time should we pick up?”
    • “When should we pick up?”
      • Make sure to schedule your pickup prior to midnight on the day you want your items picked up.
      • You will want to make all final edits before 2:00 AM CST (Central Standard Time).
    • “How many items are we picking up?”
      • Document how many packages are being picked up and their combined weight. Estimate as closely as possible.
  3. Once you complete all these sections, click “Schedule a Pickup”

The Two Times You Can Schedule a USPS Pickup

  • During your usual mail delivery time – FREE
  • Scheduling a specific pickup time – Around $22

You’re All Set!

Once you’ve completed all these steps, you’re good to go for pickup! Pretty easy, right? If you want more information on scheduling a USPS Pickup, feel free to check out the USPS FAQs.

Pro Tip: Did you know that you can also schedule a pickup with shipping software? Sometimes it’s a lot easier to go through an app like Pirate Ship rather than going through the USPS website. That way, you can save money on postage AND schedule a pickup at the same time!

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  1. Tori

    I don’t know why USPS even advises us to schedule a pick up online because online it always seems to take you to a screen that stays stuck on “Processing Please do not refresh this page” who has time to sit on that page forever? And FOREVER you will sit; therefore, your pick up will not get scheduled. Leave your package out if you would like, if it will fit in the mailbox, try placing it in there, but will it get picked up, that’s STILL the question? Mine haven’t. I’ve had to come back not once, not two, three or more, plus, plus, plus times I’ve always had to come back take the time and drop walk it into my local postal service obtaining a receipt for my drop off. I’m no longer waisting my time any longer online because it doesn’t work.

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  2. Sheila Smith

    My mail carrier did NOT pick up the package on my porch that I had SCHEDULED to be picked up on Dec 16…

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    • Tamie

      Call your post office and ask to speak to the postmaster directly. You can also try email. They will be reprimanded and your mail carrier does not like to miss a day or two in their paycheck if they get time off.

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