Post Office in American Samoa is amazing!

I do not know about you but I love the US Post Office in American Samoa. The reason is because one thing that is very hard to do is get packages when you live in a remote island. I just love having the US economy at my fingertips. If you need to know, Wal-Mart does deliver to American Samoa for free!

When I lived in America, I never cared about the Post Office and the delivery guy is just well, the mailman. He brings me bills, junk mail, and whatever I ordered from Amazon. No big deal. However, you don’t realize what you have until you don’t have it anymore.



How does the Post Office in American Samoa work?

There is a special flight on Thursday evening that brings the Island’s mail. They spend all day Friday going through and processing everything. When they open on Saturday, everyone comes to pick up their packages and mail from off island.

One thing that is different from the mainland United States is there is no delivery and no addresses in American Samoa. Everyone has one of two addresses: a PO Box or they are just “General Delivery.” If the latter is you, you just show the person at the counter your ID and they get your package.



What can you bring to American Samoa?

Basically anything that Post Office will ship. I do know they will not accept televisions over 32″ and they have some rules about electronics that are new. (However, used electronics seem to be accepted.) I know you can order from E-Bay, Amazon, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, and Adorama without a problem.

The one tip that I would give is make sure that you order on the weekends. The local Post Office will have it on Mondays and it will be in Hawaii by Wednesday. This is important so it make that Thursday flight to American Samoa.

If you are mailing something, the address is:

Name

General Delivery

Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799




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