Where do I drop off my packages?

Here's how to hand your packages to the Postal Service, either by scheduling a free pickup or dropping them off at your Post Office.

Updated over a week ago

Pirate Ship sells postage for the United States Postal Service® and UPS®, so once you buy and print the postage and put it on your packages, you simply need to give it to USPS® or UPS.

USPS Packages

Don't drop USPS packages off in one of the blue USPS mailboxes outside!

Unfortunately the blue mailboxes outside the Post Office or around town are sometimes targets for crooks who break into them and steal packages. If you leave a package in there, there's a chance that it could disappear, so we don't recommend risking it.

Instead, drop your USPS packages off over the counter at the Post Office

If you're dropping your packages off at the Post Office, we only recommend handing them to an employee and asking for an acceptance receipt. This gives you proof that you mailed the package, which can be important if something happens and your package goes missing. If you're dropping off a lot of packages, use a SCAN Form to make life easier for everybody 

Or just stay put and schedule a free next-day pickup!

You can hand your package to your letter carrier when they drop off your mail every day, or you can schedule a free next day pickup to make sure they show up even if they don't have any mail for you.

UPS Packages

Drop off your packages at any UPS drop-off location

UPS offers over 85,000 drop-off locations across the country, so you should be relatively close to a drop-off point no matter where you are!

To find your nearest UPS drop-off location, visit this page and enter your city or ZIP code into the search bar 👍

Schedule a UPS pickup on Pirate Ship

If you don't want to travel to a UPS drop-off location, you can also schedule a pickup for your UPS packages on Pirate Ship!

Unlike USPS pickups, UPS pickups aren't free. They cost $4.00 for "On Call" service, but offer much more flexibility in terms of the date and time you can select.

Learn more about scheduling a UPS pickup.

Any questions? Chat with our Support Crew by clicking the blue button in the bottom right-hand corner - we're here to help 😃

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