Many times there are situations when you know that your package is about to arrive through USPS home delivery but you will not be available at the time of delivery because of your job or other work. In this situation, you can always take the benefit of USPS Service which lets you pick up your package from your nearest USPS branch or Post office.
In this article, we will explain in detail how you can pick up your package from USPS before delivery.
How to Pick Up Your Package from USPS Before Delivery
To pick a package from USPS before it gets delivered to your physical address, you have to follow the below steps:
Check if your Package can be Picked From USPS before delivery
If your package or post that you are expected to receive at your home or any other physical address has already been sent from the USPS office for delivery, then you can’t do anything in such a case. In this situation you can’t pick up the package from the USPS office, you have to wait for the package to arrive at your location in the coming few days.
To pick a package from the USPS office the first and most important thing is that, your package is still at the USPS office and has not been released yet to reach you. You can make sure of this by checking whether the package is still at the USPS office or not.
Inform USPS that You want to Pick Up Your Package from there
If you are looking to pick up your package from USPS then an important thing, that you should remember is that you should intimate them that you want to pick up your package from there. This is necessary for two reasons, first is that there is the unlimited possibility that your package is already released for delivery and second is that, the USPS may not agree to hand over the package to you without informing you.
There are three means by which you can inform USPS about your intention of picking up the package. We will explain these three ways later on in this post.
Get Ready to Pick Up your Package
Keep in mind that, to receive a package from USPS before delivery, you can pick it up from their office only if you are the person ‘Whom so Ever the Package is concerned’. It means that only the person to whom the package to be delivered is addressed is eligible to get it from the USPS office.
USPS office persons or the attendant will ask you to produce your identity proof and once your identity is proven, they will hand over the package to you.
How to Notify USPS about Picking your Package?
As mentioned above there are three main ways to notify USPS about that you want to pick up your package before it gets delivered to your physical address. We will discuss these ways step by step.
1. Mention ‘Hold for Pickup’ on your Package
When you are shipping your package, you have the option to select the location from where your package can be picked up. This is known as ‘Hold for Pickup’ and you can do this by following the below steps:
- First of all, you will have to visit the official Click N-Ship page of USPS through this link: https://cns.usps.com/
- If you don’t have an account on USPS, then you will first have to create an account on it by entering your basic information.
- Once your account is created, you can log in by entering your login details.
- When you log in to USPS ‘Click N-Ship’ page, you will see the option to mention your ‘Return Address
- Then you will see the option to enter your delivery address. Here you will have to scroll a little and then select ‘Hold for Pickup at Post Office’ under the ‘More Actions
- Upon that, you will have to choose the Name of the Post Office located near to your, which is convenient for you to pick up your package.
2. Hold for Pickup
You can take the benefit of the USPS exclusive service known as ‘Hold for Pickup’. When you opt to choose the ‘Hold for Pickup’ option, then you will clearly mention the name of the USPS post office near to you from where you want your package to be collected. Once you choose this location, the package will be delivered to that specified post office and you can easily get it from there after receiving a notification from that post office of USPS.
3. Contact the USPS Office through Phone
USPS Post office customer support service or the toll-free helpline number is always there to guide you in any situation or doubt. Although the best way is to visit the office of USPS physically, still this mode can provide you a lot of help if you are not able to visit the USPS office personally.