Tuesday, January 13, 2009
USPS Carrier Pickup
Have you ever used USPS Carrier Pickup? I absolutely love it! We live in a rural area and to go to the post office feels like it takes 1/2 day to get there. I use carrier pickup all of the time. You have until 2:00 am to request it the night before and if you live 100 yards or so (you'll have to confirm the exact distance with USPS) from your mailbox, your carrier is required to leave your parcels on your door step and pick up your parcels using the pick up option.
We lived here for years before I knew that our mailman should be delivering our packages. He used to leave them with my friend that lived on the corner by the mailboxes, or we would receive a slip of paper in the mail telling us we had a parcel to pick up at the post office.
One day I received a form to fill out so they could see how happy we were with the service. I expressed my feelings about the drive to the post office and how it was nice that our neighbor accepted the parcels for the neighborhood. It was at that time that I was told I lived within the distance that the mailman should have been delivering our packages all along.
Give it a try and if you are living in a rural area and have been receiving notifications to pick up your parcel, you may want to inquire with the postmaster or call USPS.com to see if you are within the distance to receive that service.