USPS offers a Hold for Pickup service for anyone who wishes to have their packages held at their local Post Office instead of being delivered directly to their address 👍

While there's currently not a way to request the Hold for Pickup service through Pirate Ship, you can easily format your recipient's address to have their shipment held at the Post Office for pickup using an old-school trick: General Delivery.

General delivery is intended primarily as a temporary means of delivery for people that are just passing through an area, or don't have a permanent address.

Your recipient may be required to present ID to pick up their package, and they may have to go to a different local Post Office than they're expecting, as sometimes only one Post Office in an area handles General Delivery requests.

When you're creating a label in Pirate Ship, simply enter General Delivery in the Address field, and fill out the rest of the address like normal:

Screenshot of the 'Create a Single Label' form, with the Address field highlighted. In the address field, it says 'General Delivery.'

The information in the City, State, and Zipcode fields will be enough to ensure this package is routed to your recipient's Post Office and held until they can pick it up 🎉

Note that Post Offices will only hold the package for your recipient for 30 days.

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