Did you ever receive a package that was not yours?
Is it possible to simply return the USPS package to its sender? This is what we discovered…
Can a USPS package be returned to the sender?
A USPS package can be resend to the sender. You can return a package without having to pay any fees by writing “return to sender” on the package. Then, hand it in to your local USPS driver. You must ensure that the envelope or package was not opened and is in the same condition as it arrived.
There are many ways to return mail via USPS. It all depends on what kind of mail it was and which mail class it came from.
This article will discuss the USPS return services and issues. It will explain what they are and how you can get them.
Can you refuse a package and return it to the sender?
The USPS recommends that you return any package you have received, even if it is not yours. You should clearly mark any envelopes or packages with “not at that address.”
This can be done without any fees. The mail can also be returned directly to the postal office. It is a common occurrence for mail to be delivered to a person’s previous address when they move.
USPS recommends that you return mail to the sender if it is for someone new to your home. Do not mark packages.
USPS advises that mail cannot be destroyed. If it has been incorrectly addressed, the right response is to either return it unmarked or mark it with “not at my address” (if the recipient has moved).
Can you return a package that you have ordered?
USPS offers a USPS Package Intercept service. This allows the recipient or sender to request that the destination Post Office keep the item or return it to them.
Remember that you must have your package eligible for this service. Package Intercept is available to most domestic mails that have a tracking number or additional services barcode.
Parcel Intercept does not apply to the following items: USPS Marketing Mail products, periodicals, items addressed at a Commercial Mailing Receiving Agency and items redirected into a PO Box.
Package Intercept items are also limited in size.
The USPS has a handy barcode check bar that allows you to submit your tracking code and see if Intercept is available.
You can request a quote online if you are eligible. An estimate of the cost (fee and postage) will be provided to you. If your parcel is successfully intercepted, you will be charged the fee via your credit card. Your package will then be redirected to the original sender, or left at the local Post Office for collection.
What if I want to return something I bought but no longer need?
Many large commercial businesses offer a parcel delivery service in addition to the products you purchase. The USPS offers Parcel Return Service (or PRS), to merchants. They can offer you a return option at your expense.
The label format contains all of the information, including tracking codes. You just need to attach the return label to your package, and then hand it off to a postal worker, collector box, or post office.
The barcode can be used to confirm receipt of your return by the merchant.
You will receive a return label with your shipment, instructions to print one, and instructions on how to use the return tool on the merchant’s website if you order items that include PRS.
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You can return USPS mail and packages to the sender. How you do it depends on the mail and the reason it was sent to you.
Instructions for commercial returns will be provided on the website where you purchased the product. Misaddressed USPS mail may also be returned to the Post Office.
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