USPS Sunday Delivery Hours: Delivery Window For Eligible Services & Possible Costs

The fact that this guide will be discussing USPS Sunday delivery hours only means that USPS delivers parcels on Sunday. However, these deliveries only apply to very urgent and special services because USPS business days end on Saturday. 

While USPS reserves the right to deliver packages on Sunday at its discretion, typical delivery hours range between 10:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. Other factors that can alter this timeline or window include your location, type of mail, and carrier’s decision. 

Without further ado, let’s find what time USPS delivers on Sunday, the type of parcel or shipping options eligible for this service, and if it requires additional fees. 

What Kind of USPS Packages are Delivered on Sundays?

The only packages USPS delivers on Sunday are Amazon packages or parcels under Priority Mail Express.

If your package does not belong in either category and gets delivered on Sunday, your local post office made that decision due to the presence of a high volume of mail or the fear of a backlog. 

What Time Does USPS Deliver on Sunday?


USPS Sunday delivery hour typically begins as early as 10:30 a.m. and ends at 9 p.m. or 10 p.m., depending on the shipping option or mail sender. 

Priority Mail Express (USPS’s quickest mail delivery service) delivers parcels between 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. On the other hand, Amazon packages shipped to a P.O. Box may arrive at your doorstep by 8 a.m., 9 a.m., or 10 a.m. 

Sunday deliveries mostly apply to guaranteed shipping options such as Priority Mail Express or Amazon Prime. Hence, failure to deliver your parcel on the scheduled date means you can file for a full refund. 

Do USPS Sunday Deliveries Attract Extra Fees? 

Most Sunday deliveries apply to expedited and money-back guarantee shipping options. These services are generally inexpensive and require extra payment for speed and guaranteed delivery. 

However, does this fee cover Sunday deliveries? Not for USPS. USPS Priority Mail Express charges an extra $12.50 or more, depending on the side and type of shipment. 

On the other hand, Amazon’s shipping options are more lenient. They allow their customers to pay the standard delivery fee for shipping service(s) eligible for Sunday deliveries. Hence, no extra cost is usually required. 

Can You Pick Up Your Mail at the Post Office on Weekends?

You can only pick up a package from your local post office on Saturday. This is because most USPS stations offer short-time service between 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday. All you have to do is go there and pick up the item from the parcel locker. 

This does not extend to Sundays. The few employees you see at the post office on Sundays are there for only special deliveries or pickup. If your package is not eligible for this service, the best you can do is wait until Monday. 


What if Sunday falls on a national holiday?

USPS will not deliver packages on Sundays that fall on Christmas, Easter, or other national holidays. 

How long does USPS deliver in a day?

Standard mail delivery from Monday to Friday begins from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday deliveries occur between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., and only special or urgent packages are delivered to eligible locations on Sundays. 

Does USPS charge for redelivery?

Redelivery is free. You can schedule one online using the tracking number or barcode behind the PS Form 3849.

Does USPS charge to hold a package?

No, the USPS Hold Mail service holds all mail for free. Please note that this service can only be associated with one eligible address. 

How many times will USPS attempt delivery? 

USPS will attempt delivery one more time or twice after an initial failed delivery. Your package will be returned to the sender when you fail to claim it after 15 days.


USPS Sunday delivery hours can range from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Priority Mail Express packages usually arrive earlier (before 6:30 p.m.) because they do not need extra scrutiny. 

On the other hand, items from Amazon must arrive at your P.O. Box or a parcel locker before you are contacted to choose between delivery or pickup. Delivery may arrive as late as 10 p.m. on Sundays. 

Lastly, you should sign up for USPS Informed Delivery. It is a free service that can help you know when to expect a package. It does this by sending you a preview of the mail you will receive (scanned pictures) in your mailbox. 

I hope you found this guide helpful. Please see how to ship a package from Amazon to a P.O. Box address

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