USPS hold mail is one of the safe and a very easy service which is it holds mails for the customers who are either on a vacation or are not living at their house address for a period of time. This service will protect your email until you reach your home and then you can collect it from the nearest local post office. If you want to be certain that your mail is protected in secured then you can request it for a hold mail. Basically, they are three ways in which you should submit your hold mail which is through the official website in which you should enter your name, address, phone number and then check for the availability to hold the mail in your area. Is the service is not available in your locality then you need to submit a whole request using one of the options provided. At the official website www.usps.com in which the customer should enter the name, address in some other details and check if the hold mail is available through online or not. If it is not available then you should
- By submitting a completed PS Form 8076, Authorization to Hold Mail at your local Post Office facility.
- By calling and USPS contacting 1-800-ASK-USPS (1-800-275-8777) where a representative can assist you and clarify your doubts.
How USPS Hold Mail Works
Suppose in case if you are on a vacation and if a mail reaches your home when you were not there. Then you may miss your mail which may be very much necessary for you. So there is the best way in which you can hold the mail at the local post office so that the post office will keep your mail safe until you reach your home back. The main motto of hold mail is to keep your mails safe with them and will return it back when you are back from your vacation. The mails can be held from a minimum of 3 days to a maximum of 30 days.And it is the responsibility of you to request the USPS post office to hold your mail until you reach back. You can request to hold your mail through online or you can call or directly go to the post office. Once you reach back your home then you can directly contact the USPS office and get your mail.
USPS Hold Mail Tracking
Tracking of cold mail is similar to that of any other normal tracking of mails are packaged by using USPS tracking service. Tracking you will know about the current status of your shipment and it will also give you the latest updates until it reaches the destination. Usually, the hold mails are held at USPS post office for minimum 3 days to a maximum of 30 days. In order to track the USPS hold mails, you will be provided with the online procedure.
1. You should visit the official website in case if you want to track the hold mail which is www.usps.com.
2. Then you should click on the track bar.
3. Then you should provide your tracking number available with you and then click on track option.
4. After that, you will be taken to the page in which you will find your tracked information.
USPS Hold Mail Customer Care Number
If you would like to contact the USPS hold mail service then you can use the customer care service number available. If you call the customer care service then an automated information will be available in 24 hours, 7 days a week. After calling the customer care service then you can breaks the appropriate postal inspection service which is offered by dialing USPS phone number 1-877-876-2455 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in all time zones, and selecting from these options: Mail service issues callers are then directed to 1-800-ASK-USPS (1-800-275-8777).
USPS hours of operation:
- Monday – Friday 8 AM – 8:30 PM ET
- Saturday 8 AM – 6 PM ET
- Closed on Sundays and USPS Holidays