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Does USPS deliver mail on Saturday?

Joanna Heep

August 9, 2021

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

If you have 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), USPS’s PO box and Informed Delivery may fall short for what you need. 

Does the United States Postal Service (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 PM 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. Everyday except Sunday is a USPS business day. Local office hours vary from 8 AM to 6 PM Monday through Friday, but some offices close earlier. Check your local post office hours before visiting your local location. 

USPS does have short business hours on Saturdays and close on Sundays, and are closed 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 1-3 day delivery range.

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

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 PO box and ship items.

Additionally, mail delivery times may be affected. If you’re a business owner that 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. 

Check your mail any day of the week with a virtual mailbox 


A virtual mailbox allows you to view your mail 24/7 on your computer, phone, or table, so you never need to worry about hours of operation. With your Earth Class Mail account, you’ll have high-resolution PDFs that you can sort, save, or share. Want to know about how virtual mail works? Read more here.

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