USPS Sunday pickup times
February 5, 2006 2:55 PM Subscribe
What happens to a piece of mail after it is deposited in a USPS mailbox that lists a Sunday pickup time?
posted by jayder to Grab Bag (7 answers total)
Often I will go to the trouble to put something in the mail by Sunday at 1:30 p.m., in the USPS mailbox with that pickup time not far from my house. I have hoped that such an item would get to its destination more quickly than if I waited until Monday to mail it.
But it occurred to me that, quite possibly, no processing is done to that mail until Monday --- and that the mail from that box may just get taken somewhere to sit in a bin until the Post Office opens up on Monday morning. If that is the case, then the mail I dropped in the box on Sunday would probably not get to its destination any more quickly than something mailed on Monday morning.
Do any of you have knowledge about this? Does my item get there any more quickly if I mail it by Sunday at 1:30 p.m., instead of Monday morning? In case it is relevant, most Monday pickups are in the afternoon, around 2 or 3 p.m.