What is USPS Hold for Pickup Service?

USPS Hold for Pickup: USPS offers multiple services which allow users to send & receive mail items or packages. One such is Hold Mail which allows users to put a hold on their mail items for a particular amount of time and then receive all the accumulated mail items at once. We’ve already shared a detailed post on hold mail, here we’re sharing information regarding Hold for Pickup Service. Read the information shared below to know what it is and how it works.

What is USPS Hold for Pickup Service?

United States Postal Service offer Hold for Pickup service which provides guaranteed delivery to a designated hold for pickup location. As per the information available from the official website i.e. USPS.com, this service is available at approximately 31,000 designated Post Offices and offered for sale at approximately 2,500 self-service kiosks.

This service will let you know about the pickup mail item by phone, e-mail, or Short Message Service (SMS)/text message. You will receive notification on the above-mentioned platforms whenever a package is available for pickup. If a recipient does not take any action within 5 days (3 days for Priority Mail Express) then a reminder shall be sent via automated email or text message. If a package is not picked then a final email or text message will be sent that the shipment has been returned to the sender after 15 days (5 days for Priority Mail Express).

This service is available with:

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Not Available With:

  • Not available for First-Class Mail letters and flats and mail addressed to APO/FPO/DPO destinations.

Also, note that the Hold For Pickup service times for Priority Mail Express Next Day and Second Day items are 10:30 am and 3:00 pm. There is no fee for the 10:30 pickup time.


If you have any queries or questions related to USPS Hold For Pickup service then it is recommended to visit the FAQs section of USPS.com to get more detailed information.

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