USPS.COM: Holiday Command Center Open 24/7


More than 400 million Americans visited last year! That is a whole lot of packages, and with the holidays just around the corner, will be as busy as ever. Here are some helpful reminders on what the post office offers - including services like free package pickup by their dedicated letter carriers and their fun collection of seasonal stamps.

1. Package Pickup: A carrier will pick up your shipment free during regular mail delivery if you're using an expedited service like Priority Mail, Express Mail, Global Express Guaranteed or Merchandise Return services.

2. Click-N-ShipUsing a home or office computer, customers can pay for postage, print shipping labels and schedule free package pickups. Check out this cool video.

3. Track & ConfirmEnter your label number to see the status of your item. If you shipped with Express Mail, you'??ll get point-by-point tracking details. If you used another service '?? Delivery ConfirmationCertified MailDomestic orInternational Registered Mail '?? you'??ll see when it went out for delivery.

4. Calculate Postage: Whether your letter or package is domestic or international, the Postage Price Calculator provides the right amount of postage for a variety of Express Mail and Priority Mail services. Don'??t know the package'??s weight? Weigh yourself on a bathroom scale and weigh yourself again holding the package. Calculate the difference. It'??s that simple.

5. Post Office LocatorFind Post Offices by typing in a city and state or ZIP Code. You'??ll also see other locations such as grocery, convenience and other stores selling postal products and services.

6. If you can't make it to the post office you can still order their seasonal stamps. Visit order this year'??s Santa and Sleigh or Holy FamilyForever stamps as well as shipping supplies, philatelic items and holiday gifts, including high-quality framed and canvas artwork, books, puzzles, games, totes and collectibles.

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