If USPS missed your pickup, don’t fret! Sometimes these things happen. Fortunately, you can always drop your packages off at the Post Office in the meantime. However, if you’d like to get down to the bottom of why your pickups keep getting missed, here’s what you can do.
If At First You Don’t Succeed…
Then try again! The best thing to do if USPS misses your pickup is to schedule another one for the next business day. More often than not, your letter carrier missing a pickup is typically a one-time fluke. We find that scheduling a second pickup usually takes care of the issue.
If USPS Misses the Pickup Again, Talk to Your Local Post Office
While scheduling a second pickup typically solves the problem, it’s not always the case. If USPS misses your pickup again, then the best thing to do is visit your local Post Office. Once there, ask to talk to the Postmaster. USPS handles pickups locally, so that’s the only way to find out why your letter carrier keeps missing your pickup.
Here’s how this whole pickup thing works. Every morning, your local Post Office gets a list of pickup requests for your area that day. Your designated letter carrier is supposed to then look at that list and remember to knock on your provided pickup location when they deliver your mail. As a result, they typically pickup your packages the same time they drop off your mail. However, sometimes letter carriers simply forget, or they are so overworked that they can’t make it happen.