If you use The United States Postal Service (USPS) for delivering and receiving packages, you may have come across the message “available for pickup” and you are wondering what it means.
Well, it didn’t just come up in the USPS tracking, it can be explained. Of course, if it comes up, it has its own meaning.
Let’s get to it.
USPS available for pickup meaning
Firstly, when you have “available for pickup” note that it doesn’t mean too different from what the English language illustrates.
The literal meaning of the word is exactly what it means.
It means that your package is available for pickup. That is, it is ready for you to come and pick it up. I am sure the question going on in your mind would be why should it not be delivered as planned.
Why should I come and pick it up?
Well, your questions are not out of place.
You probably have been expecting the package delivery before now.
There are about three possible scenarios that may have played out before you got that response.
The first scenario is that the carrier of the package may have left the office to deliver in your route where it ought to be delivered before the package arrived for delivery.
As such, there is none to pick it up for delivery.
The second scenario why you are likely to have that response is that your carrier tried to deliver the package to your address without success.
If this happens you can be sure they may not retry.
This is because they are not paid for the extra trips they make so they won’t even try doing it.
This may be the case for different reasons such as wrong address, too large package to be carried, etc.
According to a postman’s response to unravel the mystery of this question, when you get the tracking response “available for pickup” it means that the package was taken to the post office.
Whatever may have caused this to happen is unclear because he didn’t add it to his answer. This means that you will need to visit the post office to pick it up.
Where Is The Package?
I know you will be thinking about where the package is now.
Well, the package is in the post office. So, the tracking response that says available for pick up means that you can pick it up at the post office.
If you are unsure of the particular post office where you can pick up your package, reach out to USPS for details.
If you have gotten an attempted delivery notice before now, it means that your carrier has tried to deliver to your address but you were not around to receive it.
If this is the case, you can still call for one more delivery attempt.
Please note that if you miss the package again, your package will be returned after 10 days if it is not picked up.
I believe this must have given clarity on what it means when you get the tracking response “available for pick up in USPS” tracking and all that surrounds it.