If you see that on your slip,you must still go to the post office to pick up your package. If you don’t see it, you can still contact the post office and request a package intercept or hold. With that in place, you can go to the office and pick it up yourself. To pick up the package, you must bring an identification that matches the package.
Can you pick up a package before it’s delivered?
Another useful service that the USPS offers that can allow you to pick it up before it’s delivered is Package Hold. Package Hold is similar to Package Intercept, except you can have the facility hold onto the package for a longer time. You can also have your local post office hold onto it for you.
Can you put a hold on a package for pickup?
They will hold it until the recipient comes to pick it up. A valid photo ID must be presented at the time of pickup, and then the package will be released. You can also request signature confirmation of pickup if you like. Not all mail services will allow you to add a hold for pickup designation.
Where do I pick up USPS packages?
This would be the post office where all your regular mail deliveries originate from. When the post office notifies the recipient that a package is ready for pickup, they will specify the proper location for USPS package pickup. If you have used the package intercept service, then the answer might be a little different.
Can you pick up a package without tracking number?
You usually have to wait until night or the next day so the truck can drop it off and they can process it. If I am expecting something without tracking I will often just call them or drop by and ask to see if it is there. I would think as long as you have photo ID with the address, it should work.
Can I pick up a package sitting at the Post Office?
Can you pick up a package from USPS early? Yes, most of the time you will be allowed to pick up a package that is sitting at the post office. However, you will need to make sure that your timing is perfect, and you will need to present a photo ID to prove that your name and address match what is on the shipping label. If you want to be certain that the package will be there and ready for you, then you should consider using the hold for pickup or package intercept service. This will instruct the post office to hold the package there until you can come and get it. Otherwise, the package might get onto the delivery truck before you arrive at the post office. It will then be too late to try and pick up the package.
Does USPS hold packages?
Yes, there are several methods by which you can have USPS hold a package for you. First, you can opt for the Hold for Pickup service when mailing the package. This will allow the postal service to hold the package at your local post office instead of attempting delivery to your address. They will notify you when the package arrives so that you can pick it up. Similarly, if you have placed a mail hold on your address, then packages will also be held during the time in which the hold is active. Package intercept service can also be used to hold a package. However, if the package is already out for delivery, then you have waited too late and the package cannot be held at that point.
When does the Postal Service deliver my package?
The postal service might attempt to deliver your mail and packages on the last day of a mail hold. However, you can also elect to pick them up yourself from the post office. If you have requested a package intercept or added the hold for pickup service onto a package delivery, then the postal service will not deliver the package. They will hold it at the post office for approximately 10 to 15 days for you to come and pick it up. If you do not pick up the package, then it will be returned to the sender.
How to intercept a package?
From there, you can submit your request to add the service to a particular package. As long as your package is not already out for delivery, then you should be able to add the service. If the package is successfully intercepted, then you will be charged for it. You can choose to either route the package back to the sender or have it held for pickup at your local post office. This would allow you to visit the post office and pick up the package before it gets on the mail carrier’s truck for final delivery.
How to check tracking status of USPS package?
Each time your package moves within the postal service’s infrastructure, the barcode will be scanned so that the tracking status is updated. You can visit USPS.com to enter your tracking number and see the latest status for your package. You should see updates each time the package leaves a facility, arrives at a new facility, arrives at your local post office, and heads out for delivery. You can even call USPS customer service or visit your post office to get tracking details as well.
How big can a package be for USPS?
Finally, there are some size limitations as well. The package cannot measure more than 108 inches in total length and girth length. Oversized packages cannot be intercepted. USPS marketing mail products and periodicals do not qualify and neither do items that are rerouted to a P.O. Box. You must reroute the item to a physical address or either have the post office hold the item for you. As previously stated, if your package is already out for delivery, then it is too late to add this service. Once your local letter carrier has the package and is making the mail delivery, then it is too late.
How much does it cost to intercept a package?
For that reason, there is an intercept fee associated with the service. The fee for the service is $15.25. You will only be charged this amount if the package is intercepted successfully. If it is too late or USPS is unable to intercept the package, then you will not have to pay the fee. Your credit card will only be charged once the intercept has taken place.
What to do if you are expecting something without tracking?
If I am expecting something without tracking I will often just call them or drop by and ask to see if it is there.
Do you need a picture ID to pick up a parcel?
Yep, you just need picture ID with the same address showing.#N#I often pick up parcells on my way home from work when I know they made the delivery attempt (but before I go home to get the parcel delivery slip).
Does a photo ID work with an address?
I would think as long as you have photo ID with the address, it should work.