Does USPS deliver mail on Saturday?

Your local delivery time depends on where you are in the delivery route.

by Earth Class Mail
updated May 11, 2023 ·  3min read

Do you have a package estimated to be delivered over the weekend? If your delivery is going to your P.O. box, keep in mind USPS has limited hours on Saturdays and is closed on Sundays.

If you have USPS Informed Delivery, you'll receive a preview of what's on its way—but that's it. If you need a more robust way of managing your mail on weekends (and weekdays), a USPS P.O. Box and Informed Delivery may fall short of what you need.

Does USPS deliver on Saturday?

Yes, USPS has Saturday delivery. Your local delivery time depends on where you are in the delivery route. All deliveries should be made by 5 p.m. local time Monday through Saturday. However, a lot of factors could delay your mail delivery, such as weather and high demands around holidays.

USPS business days and hours

If you need to mail a letter or package or check your PO box, check the USPS's varying hours of operation. Every day except Sunday is a USPS business day. Local office hours vary from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, but some offices close earlier. Check your local post office hours before visiting.

USPS delivers on Saturday, although it has short business hours and is closed on Sundays, and on federal holidays. Keep this in mind when shipping and mailing items. Shortened hours and holidays could affect Priority Mail shipping times, which is typically a one- to three-day delivery range.

Collection box receptacles, USPS' blue freestanding units where customers can drop off mail items, have the pickup times posted on each individual unit.

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Upcoming changes to USPS

USPS is undergoing many changes, recently unveiled in its 10-year-plan, and hours of operations may be affected. Especially stores with low foot traffic may have shortened hours. This reduction would impact your ability to pick up your mail and packages from your P.O. box and ship items.

Additionally, mail delivery times may be affected. If you're a business owner who relies heavily on shipments, you might need to adjust your pricing structure to level up to USPS's fastest mailing option, Priority Mail. If you use USPS to send payments or ship items as First Class Mail, be sure to factor in longer delivery times as a precaution.

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Is the USPS open on Saturday?

Yes, the USPS is open on Saturday. Post offices are open on Saturdays, although not all of them, so we need to check first. On Saturdays, the USPS delivers Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express items. First-class, Standard Post, and media mail delivery are not specified. Post offices are typically open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., although some post offices have limited hours on Saturdays. Be sure to check your local post office's hours before going there.

What time does the post office close on Saturday?

When your USPS office closes on Saturdays depends on your location. Some locations are open just for a few hours and close at 10 a.m., some closure times range from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. A lot of USPS offices are closed on weekends, and some are open for a few hours on Saturdays. You always need to make sure you check the hours of operation of your local USPS office.

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