- Can I refuse delivery of a USPS package?
- What happens when you refuse a USPS delivery?
- How do I refuse a UPS delivery?
- What happens if I reject a package?
- Can I refuse delivery from UPS?
- How do you refuse a package that has been delivered?
For a fee, USPS Package Intercept® lets the sender or recipient stop delivery or redirect a package, letter, or flat that is not out for delivery or already delivered. Most domestic mailings with a tracking or extra services barcode are eligible for Package Intercept. You can only request a Package Intercept online.
After delivery, an addressee may mark a piece of mail “Refused” and return it within a reasonable time if the mail or any attachment is not opened, except for mail listed in 611.1c(1) and 611.1c(2). Mail that may not be refused and returned unopened under this provision may be returned to the sender only if enclosed in
If the UPS driver does not have to obtain a signature for the delivery, he will leave the package at your door in your absence. Do not open it. Instead, call UPS at 1-800-PICK-UPS to let an agent know that you are refusing delivery of the package and wish to return it to the sender.
Just write the word “REFUSED” on the package or letter and mail it like you would any outgoing mail. It will automatically be sent back to the sender and they will be charged the return postage. I work for the post office. Simply do not open package and write on it return to sender.
You can refuse delivery of the package if you are present when the UPS driver arrives. You also can have an employee or someone else from your place of business refuse the package on your behalf. Inform the driver that you do not want the package and ask for it to be returned to sender.
If the mail carrier delivers you the shipment and you want to refuse it at the same time, then simply ask him/her to return that mail back to the sender. If the delivery is made before sometime or some days, then write “Refused” on the mail and put it into the mailbox or you can ask the mail carrier to pick it up.