What Is Usps Redelivery? (how It Works + Other Faqs)

When something arrives at your doorstep, it’s generally a good indication that you should go take a look. If the postal service doesn’t give you a heads up, you’ll have to go looking for it.

In this article, we’ll look at redelivery policy and its impact on your mail. We’ll also look at how to schedule delivery to ensure that your mail gets to the recipient quickly.

What Is USPS Redelivery In 2022?

PS 3849 – We ReDeliver for You!, if applicable, is placed on the mailpiece and left on the mailpile for the mailer to view or place with a courier. Redelivery instructions are also printed on the redelivery request label if required.

We wrote this article about redelivery to make sure there is a comprehensive knowledge on the topic.

What Is USPS Redelivery?

1) The mail cannot be delivered on the first attempt because it was either undeliverable due to incorrect address, unable to deliver to a business address, or unable to deliver to an individual mailbox because the mailbox is full.

In some cases, when you get an email marked as “redelivered”, your mail carrier may try to redeliver that email the next business day.

This is what the mail carrier will do. This is an official document that he or she will leave on your door saying you can have the package redelivered.

Fortunately, the system knows that redelivery is free and will always ensure that the message is successfully redelivered regardless of the situation.

Where Is USPS’ Redelivery Service Available?

In an effort to reduce operational costs and increase operational efficiency, the USPS is no longer delivering mail in rural areas.

If you have not already made or confirmed a delivery to your destination and you are requesting a Redelivery Service, your order is eligible for Redelivery Service.

The Post Office will process and pay for your request.

This notice can be made online for all items less than $75 or more than $150.
For items that are being shipped out of the U.S., a similar notice is also available.

How Many Times Will USPS Attempt to Deliver a Package?

The US Postal Service will make a few attempts to mail your package and then stop trying.

For example, if a package was delivered to the Post Office, the carrier will attempt delivery again once a week to make sure it arrives on time, but they won’t leave a We ReDeliver for You! form for that attempt.

However, if a carrier knows that a recipient is usually around, they may try to get something out to the recipient without leaving the “We ReDeliver for You!” form on the first attempt.

A carrier will not take any action if the first attempt at delivery fails and a redelivery request is not made.

If the initial delivery attempt is unsuccessful, Amazon will hold the package for 15 days and if the package is not delivered within that time period, the package will be returned to the sender.

How Does USPS Redelivery Handle Priority Mail Express?

* When the USPS accepts a Priority Mail Express redelivery, it is counted as a redelivery of a Priority Mail Express mail item.
* When the USPS accepts a Priority Mail Express redelivery, it is counted as a redelivery of a Priority Mail item. This also goes for redeliveries from delivery devices other than Priority Mail Express machines.

A mail carrier might go back through your package and leave a PS Form 3849 if the package is unclaimed or unredelivered. This is one of the things we expect the Postmaster to leave on the package when they go back to your mail drop to redeliver.

If the recipient doesn’t pick up the package or have it delivered on the second attempt, a second PS Form 3849 will be left on the 3rd calendar day after the first attempt.

The item will be returned to the sender if it is never picked up from the Post Office or if it is not picked up within 5 calendar days.
If you pick up the item at the Post Office or schedule a Redelivery, you must notify us within 5 calendar days after picking up the item to let us know what happened to the item. Otherwise, we will assume that you used the item, and we will not be able to refund the sale price.

How Do I Schedule a USPS Redelivery?

You can track a package online using the package’s tracking number or the barcode number shown on the back of the We ReDeliver for You! form. You can also schedule a redelivery online.

After you have selected your destination, your designated driver can schedule a delivery to pick you up within the time frame you have selected using their mobile device.

I can’t schedule a delivery in the middle of the night when I’m not at home.

When Can a USPS Redelivery Be Scheduled?

First, you can’t schedule it for the exact day that the package hits your mailbox. You have to schedule it for either the day before or the day after.

You must request same-day delivery by 2 PM CST Saturday, or you will receive your order at the Next-Day Delivery option. You can find the Next-Day option under the Shipping Options drop-down menu.

Customers that are unable to see or deliver their items after 3 days will be given an invoice and have to pay for the item or have it redelivered.

Choose a redelivery date up to the day the delivery package is scheduled to be returned to the sender (you will find this date on the front of the We ReDeliver for You! form).

If you choose to go the route of using a courier, be sure to keep in mind that you will be responsible for paying the courier.
Here is how you should go about finding the courier of your choice.

If you want to return an item, it needs to be returned before the last day before it’s scheduled to be sent back to the sender.

Why Is My Package Not Available for Redelivery?

Sometimes, there’s no way to find out why the item is not in the warehouse. Maybe the warehouse worker changed jobs or the warehouse has gone through a name change. Sometimes, the warehouse worker doesn’t have access to the system.

For example, if the order was delivered to a different address than the delivery address you provided, you won’t be able to schedule the order as you might want to deliver it back before your store opens the next day.

It is also impossible to reschedule the delivery of a package if redelivery is already scheduled.

Finally, if a returning package is blocked and is no longer available for redelivery, you can’t schedule it.

USPS doesn’t deliver in certain days, like Saturdays. Another thing to remember is that you need to give the tracking number to your delivery person, so they can track the package.


It’s really a good thing that this service exists and if you miss a package, it’s there waiting for you in the delivery area.

The delivery is made automatically when the delivery confirmation code is presented and the door is open; otherwise, you will be notified of the schedule for delivery.

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