What happens if I put a UPS package in a USPS box?

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Well I accidently placed a UPS package in a USPS box accidently. I called them right after to tell them of the situation and they said they would take care of it. It’s been a week already and the receiver hasnt confirmed the package has been received. From Chicago, IL to LAREDO, Texas. If it was to return to sender, I still haven’t gotten it yet. Does it takes this long?

18 Answers

  • If they said they would take care of it I wouldn’t panic just yet. Not only does it take a while in transit, but you also have to add possibly a couple days for them to get around to passing it off to UPS. After all, they’re doing it as a favor to you, and it’s not really their top priority.

    I’m not really sure how UPS packages in drop boxes work. Do you have a tracking number that you can check online?

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  • This just happened to me recently and it s been the worst experience of my life. I accidentally dropped my UPS package in a USPS mailbox and it s been almost a week and I still don t know where my package is. I tried calling USPS, I went to the post office directly and even caught the mailman in my neighborhood and they all give me 3 different answers. When I called USPS, they said USPS will deliver the package for you. When I went to the USPS post office, they said USPS will ask UPS to pick it up at the station and UPS will pick it up whenever they get around to it. When I asked the mailman he said, USPS will route the package back to you. OH MY GOD?! How is this so disorganized and complicated? It s a simple mistake and I m sure I m not the only that has done this. I can t believe how difficult it s been to get my package location and no one at USPS seems to know what actually happens!

  • i would call the post ofice again and ask. it might take a long time because since its holiday season the post offices are supposed to b backed up i’ve ordered something 2 weeks ago and its shipping from INDIANA and i live in CHICAGO i still havnt got it. I doubt it matter about the box if they said they’ll take care of it.

  • You have to remember that it is Christmas time and that a mailing mistake like that could set you back by two or three days , i would just wait this one out, if the USPS said that thy would take care of it then i am sure that thy have some procedures that thy follow when thy encounter these types of things. P.S. Merry Christmas!

  • since you havent paid usps any postage , chances are it will stay at the post office that picks up mail from that location. generally they send it back to you if you have paid some postage. they may still send it back to you if its a small envelope or something and if you have the return address on it though the best thing would be to go to the post office and check there.

  • If you put the correct postage on it and gave it to the correct carrier (by dropping it at a UPS site, etc.), it should be OK. And, yes, depending on HOW you shipped it (2nd day, regular, etc.), it can take a while. After all, it IS the Christmas season and LOTS of boxes are going out right now! Good luck!

  • If UPS said that they would take care of it then give them a few days. They are probabley very busy with the holiday shipping time & have a backlog of deliveries.

  • It will get back to you eventually. I did the same thing very recently. But I was fortunate enough to catch the mail man when he emptied it.

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