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
Priority Mail Express Yes (additional $12.50 fee required) $100 included Yes
Priority Mail Yes (large metros only) $50 included Yes
First Class Package Service Yes (large metros only) Available Yes
Media Mail No Available Yes
Parcel Select Ground No Available Yes
First Class Mail Letters No Not Available No
First Class Mail Flats/Large Envelopes No Not Available No
Postcards No Not Available 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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