Carrier Pickup

Free Pickup Saves a Trip to the Post Office

Free package pickup — from your home or office. At a time that’s convenient for you.

Sending and returning packages is quick, easy and convenient at

No more waiting in line at the Post Office. The U.S. Postal Service provides free package pickup from your home or office at a time and place that's convenient for you.

Carrier Pickup is Easy to Use

  • Go online to
    And follow the prompts. It’s free, regardless of the number of packages you’re sending. Your letter carrier will pick up your package when your regular mail is delivered. Arrange a next-day pickup or let us know up to three months in advance that your packages will be ready.
  • Always open
    The Internet never closes. It’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. So when you’re ready to schedule a free package pickup, we’re ready to make the pickup, available Monday to Saturday.
  • We pick up international packages, too
    Free package pickup is available for packages being sent by domestic Express Mail, Priority Mail, or returns packages – and international mail.
  • What you should know
    Packages must be ready for shipment before your carrier arrives. Requests must be made by 2 a.m. CT on the day you’ve requested free package pickup. Maximum weight per package is 70 pounds. There is no limit to the number of packages that can be picked up. Proper postage must be applied.
  • Mailpieces weighing more than 13 ounces bearing only postage stamps as postage must be taken by the customer to an employee at the retail counter of a Post Office, Contract Postal Unit, or Approved Shipper location.

Use Click-N-Ship to Prepare Packages for Pickup

  • Purchase postage online
    All packages scheduled for free pickup must have proper postage applied prior to pickup. Go to
  • The Post Office is on your desktop
    Click-N-Ship brings the Post Office to your desktop at home or at the office for no additional fee. Print professional shipping labels and pay for postage.
  • Payment Online
    Click-N-Ship allows you to print postage on and pay using any major credit card. You can calculate and compare postage and purchase insurance up to $500.

Other Online Tools

  • Calculate postage
    Select the type of service for your mailing needs. The Postage Rate Calculator will ask for size, weight, distance and ZIP Code and provide you with the cost of the postage. Postage must be affixed to the package before scheduling your free pickup.
  • ZIP codes
    Find a ZIP Code and other related information at You can search for a ZIP Code by city or by address, or by entering a company’s partial or complete address to determine its ZIP Code.

Media Contacts

  • 202-268-2155