Oct. 8, 2021
Customers Can View Hold Mail While on Vacation with Informed Delivery
CHICAGO IL — Chicago area Post Offices will be closed on Monday, October 11, 2021 in observance of the Columbus Day holiday. There will not be any mail delivery or retail service on October 11. All services resume on Tuesday, October 12. Post Offices will be open regularly scheduled hours on Saturday, October 9.
Customers who wish to purchase stamps, mail packages, or ship urgent letters or packages on October 11 may use the Self-Service Kiosks available at select post offices. The ATM-like kiosk accepts credit or debit cards only and can handle about 80 percent of typical postal transactions – like weigh packages and dispense postage for Priority Express, Priority, First-Class and Parcel Post mail. Self Service Kiosks are accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To obtain the phone number of a specific Post Office, customers may call 1-800-ASK-USPS.
Whether customers are in town or travelling during a holiday week, Informed Delivery helps residential customers preview their incoming mail including their Hold Mail while on a vacation. More than 30 million Informed Delivery users who opt-in to receive email notifications can now view their mail in their daily digest emails and see tracking information about the expected delivery of their packages. Users are also able to track package deliveries, leave delivery instructions and schedule redelivery from the online Informed Delivery dashboard. More information is available at: informeddelivery.usps.com.
Customers can also go to usps.com to place their mail on hold.