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Receive Mail & Packages

Enter a USPS Tracking ® number in the search box to check the status of a package.

Track Your Package

Going out of town or want to change where your mail is delivered? Learn about all the ways to handle your incoming USPS ® mail and packages and choose the best option.

Get Informed Delivery

Now you can preview images* of your mail and manage your incoming packages on one dashboard without entering tracking numbers. From the Informed Delivery ® dashboard, you can also sign up for text or email notifications, schedule delivery alerts, request Redelivery, enter USPS Delivery Instructions ® , and more.

USPS Electronic Signature Online

Informed Delivery now includes USPS Electronic Signature ™ (ESOL ™ ), a feature that allows you to digitally sign for incoming mail and packages that require a signature including Priority Mail Express ® , Signature Confirmation ™ , and those insured for $500 or more. USPS carriers will leave your packages in your mailbox or at your preferred delivery location if they are too large to fit in your mailbox.

*NOTE: Black and white (grayscale) images show the front of the outside of letter-sized envelopes and mailpieces that are processed through USPS ® automated equipment.

Simple Ways to Manage Your Mail

Forward Mail

Taking a long vacation or an out-of-town assignment? For a weekly fee, you can have most mail sent to you each week with our Premium Forwarding Service Residential ® . The temporary service is available for periods as short as 2 weeks and up to 1 year.

Change Your Address

For a small fee, you can change your address online in just a few simple steps. It’s safe and secure because we verify your identity. You’ll get an immediate email confirmation once it’s complete. Plus, you’ll get instant access to over $500 in valuable coupons provided by third-party retailers in your area.

USPS Package Intercept

With USPS Package Intercept ® service, you can redirect domestic packages, letters, and flats with a tracking or extra services barcode as long as the items have not yet been delivered or released for delivery. Either the sender or the recipient can request to have a shipment redirected as Priority Mail ® back to the sender’s address or to a Post Officeв„ў location as a Hold For Pickup.

Reserve a PO Box

Want to separate home and business mail or keep your address private? Reserving a PO Boxв„ў is a great way to get your mail when and where you want it. PO Boxes are available in a range of costs and sizes. Just find one online near you, complete the application, pay with a credit card, and bring the printed form, your emailed receipt, and two IDs to the Post Office.

USPS Hold Mail

If you’re going out of town for a while, you can submit a USPS Hold Mail ® request online and we’ll keep your mail safely at your local Post Office until you return. You can schedule the service up to 30 days in advance of your date or by 2 AM CST (Mon.–Sat.) on the start date.

For enhanced security, USPS now requires you to create or sign in to your account to verify your identity and current address before submitting a new online USPS Hold Mail request.

If your identity is unable to be verified at this time, you will still be able to place your mail on hold for now.

Hold For Pickup

Whether you’re shipping from a retail store or printing your own shipping label with postage, you can always elect to Hold For Pickup. Hold For Pickup allows the recipient to collect a package at the local Post Office. If you’re the recipient and you’d like to redirect an incoming package to a Post Office for pickup, you can select Hold For Pickup using USPS Package Intercept ® .

Schedule Redelivery Service

If we missed you when we tried to deliver your package or mail, you can get it redelivered by making a request online. Use the tracking barcode for your item and schedule Redelivery on a day that’s more convenient for you. If you have your tracking number, you can also schedule Redelivery via USPS Tracking.

USPS Delivery Instructions*

If your package doesn’t fit in your mailbox and you won’t be home to receive it, you can provide USPS Delivery Instructions online and authorize your carrier to leave it in a specified location. Just track your package and select “Delivery Instructions.” You can request that your package be left with a neighbor or held at a Post Office for pickup. For the cost of additional postage, you can have your package sent to a different domestic address. You can also change your shipping service option, upgrading to Priority Mail Express ® service or Priority Mail ® service, as well as add insurance and extra services.**

* Service is only available for packages sent domestically.
** Not available for packages sent to APO/FPO/DPO addresses. Other restrictions may apply.

Track USPS package deliveries, get tracking text and email notifications, forward mail, change your address, and learn about setting up PO boxes or home mailboxes. Home Page

Say It With Stamps

Buy Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and more holiday Forever ® stamps and personalize your cards and letters.

Say It With Stamps

Search or Track Packages

Click-N-Ship ®

Pay for and print shipping labels.

Stamps & Supplies

Buy Stamps

Forever ® Stamps: $0.55
Postcard Stamps: $0.35

Informed Delivery ®

Digitally preview your incoming mail.

PO Boxes ™

Calculate a Price

Hold Mail

ZIP Code ™ Lookup

Change My Address

Schedule a Pickup

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Home Holiday Center

Our online tools and services make sending holiday packages from home easier than ever.

Key Holiday Ship-By Dates

Don’t miss critical holiday shipping deadlines: Mark your calendar now.

Get Supplies & Free Boxes

Have packing supplies and free boxes delivered right to your door. Make sure to order early.

Save Time With Click-N-Ship

Print shipping labels online and send packages conveniently from home.

Featured USPS ® Products & Services

Small Business Solutions

Keep holiday shipping rolling smoothly for your customers this season with our special services for small businesses.

Dear Santa Documentary

Celebrate the spirit of the holidays with Dear Santa, a look inside the 100-year USPS Operation Santa ® tradition. Premiering nationwide and on-demand December 4.

Learn how you can participate in USPS Operation Santa to adopt letters and grant holiday wishes.

Preview Holiday Mail

Sign up for the free Informed Delivery ® feature to see what holiday greetings are on the way.

Click-N-Ship ® (and Save)

Business customers who purchase Priority Mail ® and Priority Mail Express ® labels through our Click-N-Ship service can start earning credits to save money on future Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express purchases.


Our postage stamps celebrate life, art, and culture. Find your favorites online.

Stamp Pricing: Forever: $0.55 | Postcard: $0.35

Free Supplies

Ship with free Priority Mail ® or Priority Mail Express ® envelopes and boxes.

Our supplies get you mailing and shipping in no time.

Holiday Cards

Get cards with scenes of snow, holly, deer, and all-around cheer.

Holiday Totes

Buy tote bags themed with your favorite holiday stamps to carry your own stuff or use as gift bags.

Sold in packs of 5.

Our Priority Is You ®

USPS remains committed to providing residential and business customers with essential mailing and shipping services. Easily access our online tools and services to send items from home. Plus, stay updated on the latest COVID-19 service impacts and FAQ resources.

Online Services

Use this website to accomplish several mail and shipping tasks from home.

Service Impacts

Customers should check the latest shipping and delivery updates in your area. Also, see updates on some mail that may take longer to arrive than normal.

Coronavirus FAQs

Visit our FAQs for more information on how we’re handling the effects of this pandemic while ensuring safe mail handling and delivery to all residential and business customers.

USPS Updates

Upcoming USPS Holidays

USPS will be closed on Wednesday, November 11th in observance of Veterans Day.

Board of Governors Meeting

Tune in to the next open session meeting via live webcast on Friday, November 13th at 9 AM ET.

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2020 Election Mail

See vote-by-mail guidelines and resources for domestic voters, military and overseas voters, and election officials.

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