Are you going out for vacations? If Yes! Then it’s better to put mail on hold if you don’t want to lose your important mail & documents.
The one of the most popular mail carrier, USPS is offering a facility to all its customers through which any customer could enjoy the vacation, family trip or any business trip without being worried about all the mail.
The facility or we can say the service is called USPS mail hold. If you are also a customer of U.S Postal Service and going out of town, then you can take advantage of this amazing service. For this, you have to submit a request to the mail carrier.
There are various ways to submit this request like online, offline, request over the phone, by using the mobile app, etc. So you have to select one of the options which would perfect for you. It’s completely up to you. So pick any option and proceed.
You can see that there are various options so, for making your task easier let us help you. We’ll talk about each option one by one and at the end decide yourself which option you are going to pick. So let’s start now.
Let’s start with the first option – Online. If you pick this option, then you have to visit the official site of USPS and there select the Hold Mail option under Track & Manage category. After that, you will see some blank spaces. There you have to enter some required information. Through this process, you will come to know that whether this service is available for your address or not. So start filling the information like your name, phone number, street address, email, city, state, ZIP Code, etc. After filling all these required fields click on the Check Availability button.
If it shows that online hold mail requests aren’t available for this address, then don’t worry. Visit your local post office and request for it there. If it shows “Available” then select the start & end date of your trip and way to pick up the accumulated mail in the next given fields. Click on “Schedule Hold Mail” after completing the process. It’s done now.
If you pick the offline option, then you have to visit your local post office after confirming the USPS hours and USPS holidays. There, ask the clerk for PS Form 8076. Fill that form and after completing it just hand over it back to the clerk. That’s all you have to do.
This request can also be made over the phone by calling at the USPS customer service number 1-800-ASK-USPS (1-800-275-8777). Give the customer representative all the details required and note down the confirmation number for future use. It’s easy! Isn’t it?
Customers can also download the USPS Mobile app. It’s mostly used for USPS tracking, but any USPS customer can do so many other things also like hold mail, schedule a pickup, ship online, change address, find locations, etc. Download this mobile app and hold your mail today.
These are various ways through which any customer can put his/her mail on hold. Pick any one of these and enjoy your holidays.