USPS Sunday Delivery

Does the USPS deliver packages to large metro areas on Sundays?

Yes, depending on the mail class used and the metro area you live in, the U.S. Postal Service does deliver packages on Sundays. In December 2018, the USPS delivered more than 8 million packages on Sundays to residents across the U.S.

Mail Class

Sunday Delivery Available?

Insurance

USPS Tracking

Mail Class:

Priority Mail Express

Sunday Delivery Available? : 

Yes (additional $12.50 fee required)

Insurance : 

$100 included

USPS Tracking : 

Yes

Mail Class:

Priority Mail

Sunday Delivery Available? : 

Yes (large metros only)

Insurance : 

$50 included

USPS Tracking : 

Yes

Mail Class:

First Class Package Service

Sunday Delivery Available? : 

Yes (large metros only)

Insurance : 

Available

USPS Tracking : 

Yes

Mail Class:

Media Mail

Sunday Delivery Available? : 

No

Insurance : 

Available

USPS Tracking : 

Yes

Mail Class:

Parcel Select Ground

Sunday Delivery Available? : 

No

Insurance : 

Available

USPS Tracking : 

Yes

Mail Class:

First Class Mail Letters

Sunday Delivery Available? : 

No

Insurance : 

Not Available

USPS Tracking : 

No

Mail Class:

First Class Mail Flats/Large Envelopes

Sunday Delivery Available? : 

No

Insurance : 

Not Available

USPS Tracking : 

No

Mail Class:

Postcards

Sunday Delivery Available? : 

No

Insurance : 

Not Available

USPS Tracking : 

No

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When did the USPS start delivering packages on Sundays?

In 2013, the USPS began a test program delivering packages for Amazon.com on Sundays. The program originally started in Los Angeles and New York City but quickly moved to all large metro areas across the U.S. As e‑commerce continued to grow, the USPS expanded the program to include all packages.

Does the USPS deliver letter mail on Sundays?

No, only packages are delivered to select metro areas in the U.S. Letter mail is delivered 6 days a week Monday through Saturday.

Is the Post Office open on Sundays?

No, nearly all Post Offices are closed on Sundays. Most bulk mail processing centers and USPS distribution centers are open to help route mail and packages to their final destination, but these centers are not open to the public.

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