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How to track a USPS package using a tracking number:
1.) Enter your tracking number
2.) Track the exact location of your USPS shipment on a map
3.) Estimated time of delivery of your USPS package
Everything you need to know about package tracking with MY PACKAGE TRACKING
- USPS Tracking – Real Time USPS PACKAGE TRACKING and MY PACKAGE MAP
- Monitor the status of your package in less than one minute.
- Everything you need to know about package tracking with MY PACKAGE TRACKING
- A quick intro to USPS package tracking with MY PACKAGE TRACKING
- USPS package tracking, estimated USPS delivery times and helpful hints
- What is needed to track a United States Postal Service (USPS) shipment?
- How does package tracking work?
- What is USPS (United States Postal Service)?
- Not every USPS package can be tracked!
- How does the USPS shipping process work?
- How long does it take USPS to deliver?
- What are the expected delivery times for USPS Priority Mail International?
- What do we track?
- Why is package tracking useful?
- Why use My PACKAGE TRACKING?
- How does using MY PACKAGE TRACKING save time and effort?
- Is USPS package tracking in real time?
- Tracking your USPS package made even easier with the MY PACKAGE TRACKING APP
- Keep track of your USPS package in real time with the free MY PACKAGE TRACKING APP for IOS and Android
- FAQs – How can we help? USPS Live Package Tracking
- Can I track my package without a tracking number?
- How do I find my USPS tracking number?
- Can I track the exact location of my USPS parcel live on a map?
- Why is my USPS package tracking not working?
- Should I be worried if USPS tracking hasn’t been updated in 3 days?
- What is an Intelligent Mail barcode?
- How long does USPS shipping take?
- How many times will USPS attempt to deliver my parcel?
- Why have updates to my international package tracking status stopped?
- How can I track international packages?
- Is international shipping dependable?
- Check out our FAQs for everything you need to know about USPS tracking status updates and event codes.
- What does the status update Pre-Shipment mean?
- USPS Shipment Status:
- What does the status update Delivery Exception, Local Weather Delay mean?
- What does the status update Visible Damage mean?
- What does the status update No Such Number mean?
- What does the status update Arrival at Unit mean?
- My shipment status is Delivered, but I can’t find my parcel. Where is it?
- What does the status update Customs Clearance mean?
- What does the USPS package status Payment of Charges mean ?
- Estimated delivery times for U.S. domestic and international USPS services
- What does In Transit to Next Facility mean for USPS tracking?
- What is USPS Collect on Delivery (COD)?
- What does USPS Signature Confirmation mean?
- What languages are offered on USPS.com?
- Do you need assistance with an international shipment?
- Are you experiencing problems with your USPS shipment? Do you want to talk to a real person in USPS customer service?
A quick intro to USPS package tracking with MY PACKAGE TRACKINGAll you need to keep track of your USPS package is a tracking number. You will find the tracking number on the voucher you get when you bring the package to a postal service when you are the sender. If you bought something online, the seller should provide you with the tracking number. In case he did not, you should contact the merchant directly.
USPS package tracking, estimated USPS delivery times and helpful hints
What is needed to track a United States Postal Service (USPS) shipment?
A tracking number is all you need in order to track your USPS shipment. Your tracking number can be found on your US post office shipping receipt, your sales receipt if you bought insurance at a US post office, the bottom peel-off portion of your USPS tracking label, your email confirmation when shipping with USPS.com or the shipping confirmation email you received from an online retailer. Contact your online retailer directly if a tracking number was not passed on to you automatically.
A USPS Tracking Number is a unique ID assigned to each USPS parcel shipped through the courier. USPS tracking numbers are up to 22 digits long and can include a two-letter code depending on the type of shipment.
|USPS Service:||Sample Number:|
|USPS Tracking®||9400 1000 0000 0000 0000 00|
|Priority Mail®||9205 5000 0000 0000 0000 00|
|Certified Mail®||9407 3000 0000 0000 0000 00|
|Collect On Delivery Hold For Pickup||9303 3000 0000 0000 0000 00|
|Global Express Guaranteed®||82 000 000 00|
|Priority Mail Express International®||EC 000 000 000 US|
|Priority Mail Express®||9270 1000 0000 0000 0000 00 / EA 000 000 000 US|
|Priority Mail International®||CP 000 000 000 US|
|Registered Mail™||9208 8000 0000 0000 0000 00|
|Signature Confirmation™||9202 1000 0000 0000 0000 00|
How does package tracking work?
Tracking a package involves recording the location, time, status and unique identity of packages processed by a courier. Packages are scanned at each station during the shipping process, from drop off to parcel depots and final delivery point. The shipment status of packages can thus be monitored. Your tracking number allows you to monitor this process.
What is USPS (United States Postal Service)?
The United States Postal Service (USPS) is an independent agency of the executive branch of the US federal government responsible for providing postal service in the United States. As of 2020, the USPS has 495,941 career employees and 148,092 non-career employees. Its headquarters are located at 475 L’Enfant Plaza SW Washington, D.C. 20260-000.
Not every USPS package can be tracked!
USPS tracking is included free of charge in almost all USPS domestic shipping products. For many international USPS products tracking must be purchased additionally. For example, tracking can be purchased for an additional fee when using First Class Package International Service® and First-Class Mail International®. As a recipient you will not be able to track your shipment if the sender did not purchase the service. Furthermore, couriers in some countries do not provide tracking information to the US Postal Service.
How does the USPS shipping process work?
The mail and parcel delivery process begins when a sender readies a package and hands it over to a local post office, USPS collection box or USPS mailbox. Large sellers such as Amazon and eBay drop off their shipments every day, whereas smaller companies and private sellers often hand over parcels once a week.
After accepting a package, the mail carrier places it on a truck for transport to a distribution center.Distribution centers are highly mechanized processing plants in which machines arrange packages in the same orientation, read addresses and sort according to destination. Domestic packages are then shipped to appropriate regional facilities. From there packages are placed on local delivery trucks according to carrier routes for final delivery.
International packages have longer transit times because they must clear outbound customs, travel to the destination country by plane, and then pass though inbound customs before being delivered by the domestic postal or courier service.
How long does it take USPS to deliver?
Estimated delivery times for USPS shipments depend on the domestic or international service selected. U.S. domestic deliveries arrive in less that one week whereas international shipments take up to two weeks for delivery.
Estimated delivery times for U.S. domestic and international USPS services
What are the expected delivery times for USPS Priority Mail International?
Priority Mail International transit times from the U.S. to neighboring countries such as Canada or Mexico are around 6 working days. Similar delivery times are expected for major destinations in Europe. When shipping from the U.S. to South America, Africa, Asia or Australia expect transit times of 10 working days or longer.
What do we track?
The MY PACKAGE TRACKING website and app offers real time tracking around the globe for all kinds of shipments with a tracking number— from personal documents, packages and parcels to commercial shipments – whether by air, land or sea. In addition to USPS package tracking, our all-in one tool traces shipments by FedEx, UPS, DHL, EMS, China Post and Yun Express.
Why is package tracking useful?
After making a purchase on an online shop or marketplace such as Amazon, eBay, Walmart, Etsy, Wish, Best Buy, Target or Home Depot, you want to make sure someone is at home to receive the package. MY PACKAGE TRACKING and MY PACKAGE MAP provide up-to-date status information and an exact delivery window so that you can organize your schedule and ensure successful delivery.
Why use My PACKAGE TRACKING?
Parcel tracking services are useful. No question. However, many websites only provide a general delivery window, making it difficult to plan your day. MY PACKAGE TRACKING takes the estimation of delivery times to a new level. Using artificial intelligence, the software calculates an estimated time of arrival (ETA) for each package that takes into account traffic congestion, large delivery volumes surrounding shopping events such as Black Friday and holidays, as well as other dynamic factors. The result: a narrow and reliable delivery window for your shipment. MY PACKAGE TRACKING provides optimal USPS tracking around the globe.
How does using MY PACKAGE TRACKING save time and effort?
Buyers and senders can track all their packages using our all-in-one global package tracking service, regardless of postal or courier service.
Is USPS package tracking in real time?
Yes, with MY PACKAGE MAP you can trace your shipment in real time. The exact location is indicated and continually updated in our live map view.
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With our dedicated MY PACKAGE TRACKING APP, just enter your tracking number and get automatic status updates on your delivery. Our tracking app is available for both Android and iOS devices.
Our map traces the movement of your shipment around the globe in real time and we use artificial intelligence to estimate your exact delivery window.
Keep track of your USPS package in real time with the free MY PACKAGE TRACKING APP for IOS and Android
FAQs – How can we help? USPS Live Package Tracking
Can I track my package without a tracking number?
Unfortunately, locating your package without a tracking number is not possible. When using a service that includes tracking, a usps tracking number is automatically generated and provided to the sender. Many commercial senders routinely inform recipients of the tracking number of their shipment. If you have not been notified, please contact the sender directly. It is also possible that you did not receive a tracking number because your item does not come with one. Courier service hotlines and local post offices are not able to provide information concerning tracking numbers.
How do I find my USPS tracking number?
After purchasing an item that requires shipping, the standard procedure is for the sender to provide the recipient with a receipt which includes the tracking number. Large internet retailers such as Amazon and eBay send regular updates concerning the delivery process. Some retailers provide a separate international package tracking number upon request. Alternatively, tracking numbers may be found on the sender’s self-service kiosk receipt, mailing receipt or below the barcode placed on the mailed item.
Can I track the exact location of my USPS parcel live on a map?
Yes, MY PACKAGE MAP shows the current parcel location and status on a map. Use MY PACKAGE MAP for real time USPS shipment tracking. You receive detailed information about the estimated time and date of delivery.
What parcel services are monitored by the MY PACKAGE TRACKING site?
You can trace shipments with USPS, FedEx, UPS, DHL, EMS, China Post and Yun Express using MY PACKAGE TRACKING.
What packages can I track with MY PACKAGE TRACKING?
We track all your packages around the globe. Domestic and international shipments can be followed in three easy steps using the tracking number supplied by the sender. Use MY PACKAGE TRACKING as your one-stop package tracker.
How long does it take for tracking information to show up on MY PACKAGE TRACKING?
Even after your parcel has been scanned by USPS, it can take up to 24 hours for the information to be updated online.
Why is my USPS package tracking not working?
There are two main reasons why MY PACKAGE TRACKING does not show tracking information. First, the tracking number was entered incorrectly. Please check to make sure that you have the appropriate number and that is was entered exactly as written. Second, the tracking number is correct but not yet registered in the system. The pre-shipment process for a package can take 1-2 days and the delivery process may not start until the next day or after the weekend. If your package does not to show up in the system after several days, please contact the sender/seller. You may have received the wrong tracking number or the number may have been changed.
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Should I be worried if USPS tracking hasn’t been updated in 3 days?
Not necessarily. USPS tracking is an end to end mechanism. Every shipment has a barcode which is scanned as the package moves from place to the another. The barcode is generally scanned multiple times before the package reaches its final destination. Tracking updates are posted after each scan.
There are a number of situations in which your package tracking information will not be updated: package not scanned, poor weather conditions, barcode damaged or unscannable and delay on the part of the carrier.
What is an Intelligent Mail barcode?
The Intelligent Mail Barcode (IMb) is an information-rich, 65-bar barcode used by the United States Postal Service for domestic mail delivery. The IM barcode is intended to provide greater information and functionality than its predecessors.
How long does USPS shipping take?
USPS packages do not have a guaranteed time of delivery. Packages generally arrive within a few days. However, in some situations expected delivery times for packages can be as long as two weeks. Package are delivered on working days.
How many times will USPS attempt to deliver my parcel?
USPS usually makes one or two delivery attempts. Thereafter, the package will be held for 15 days from the initial delivery attempt and then returned to the sender.
Why have updates to my international package tracking status stopped?
Upon reaching the destination country, an international shipment is handed over to the national postal service. For example, in the UK packages are processed by Royal Mail whereas Canada Post takes over for parcels with final destination in Canada. DHL processes shipments in Germany whereas Australia Post is responsible for shipping in Austria. Not all these services are able to provide the same detailed status and location data as USPS.
How can I track international packages?
Just finished ordering from an online store not based in your country? There’s no need to worry about losing track of parcels shipped with USPS. With our universal parcel tracking tool, MY PACKAGE TRACKING, you can track packages worldwide. Just enter your tracking number at the top of this webpage to access our real time map with estimated delivery window. USPS international mail services go to more than 180 countries.
Is international shipping dependable?
International mail in the U.S. goes through one of five International Service Centers (ISC) located in New York, Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Each center has been recognized for global leadership in international mail processing with an International Post Corporation (IPC) Certificate of Excellence award. The IPC is an association of 25 national postal services in Europe, North America, and the Asia-Pacific region. The IPC coordinates and assists its members in their efforts to continually improve service for international mail and parcels.
Check out our FAQs for everything you need to know about USPS tracking status updates and event codes.
What does the status update Pre-Shipment mean?
Pre-Shipment or USPS event code MA means USPS has received the electronic transmission of
manifest shipment information from the sender. This does not signify receipt of the shipment, only the intent to tender it to USPS. Once the shipment has been received by USPS, the tracking status will be updated and an expected delivery date will be made available. This message is displayed only when it is the most recent status for the item.
USPS Shipment Status:
|✓||Shipping order has been created. Package has not yet been shipped and is still with the sender.||Shipping Label Created, USPS Awaiting Item, USPS expects item for mailing (SSK), Pre-Shipment Info Sent to USPS, Pre-Shipment Info Sent to USPS, USPS Awaiting Item|
|✓||Package has been handed over to USPS or shipping agent.||Accepted at USPS Destination Facility, Accepted at USPS Facility, Accepted at USPS Origin Facility, Accepted at USPS Regional Destination Facility, Accepted at USPS Regional Facility Accepted at USPS Regional Origin Facility, Picked Up and Processed by Agent, Picked Up by Shipping Agent, Picked Up by Shipping Partner, USPS Awaiting Item, Processed through USPS Facility, Processing Exception,|
|✓||Package is in possession of USPS and shipping process has begun.||Out for Delivery, Out for Delivery, Expected Delivery Between , Out for Delivery, Expected Delivery by Processed at USPS Destination Facility, Processed at USPS Regional Destination Facility, Processed Through Facility, Processed Through Regional Facility, USPS in possession of item, Origin Post is Preparing Shipment|
|✓||Package arrival at waypoint during normal shipping process.||Arrival at Post Office, Arrival at Transit Office From Exchange, Arrived, Arrived Agent Facility, Arrived at Facility, Arrived at Hub, Arrived at Military Post Office, Arrived at Post Office, Arrived at Regional Facility, Arrived at Unit, Arrived at USPS Destination Facility, Arrived at USPS Facility, Arrived at USPS Origin Facility, Arrived at USPS Regional Destination Facility, Arrived at USPS Regional Facility, Arrived at USPS Regional Origin Facility, Arrived Shipping Partner Facility, USPS Awaiting Item, Arrived USPS Regional Facility,|
|✓||Your USPS package has arrived.||Available for Agent Pickup, Available for Pickup, Available for Redelivery or Pickup, Available for Returns Agent,|
|Forwarding messages||Forward Expired, Forwarded, Forward Processed, Distribution to PO Box in Progress,|
|✓||Notification of successful delivery||Delivered, Delivered to Agent for Final Delivery, Delivered to Recipient by Agent, Delivered, Front Desk/Reception/Mail Room, Delivered, Front Door/Porch, Delivered, Garage or Other Location at Address, Delivered, In/At Mailbox, Delivered, Individual Picked Up at Post Office, Delivered, Individual Picked Up at Postal Facility, Delivered, Left with Individual, Delivered, Neighbor as Requested, Delivered, Parcel Locker, Delivered, PO Box, Delivered, To Original Sender, Delivery Arranged; No Signature Expected, Delivery Attempted – No Access to Delivery Location, Delivery Attempted; Premises Closed Released from US Customs,|
|✓||Package departed waypoint or in transit during normal shipping process.||Depart From Transit Office of Exchange, Departed, Departed Agent Facility, Departed Facility, Departed Post Office, Departed Shipping Partner Facility, USPS Awaiting Item, Departed USPS Destination Facility, Departed USPS Facility, Departed USPS Origin Facility, Departed USPS Regional Destination Facility, Departed USPS Regional Facility, Departed USPS Regional Origin Facility, Departing Origin, Dispatched from USPS International Service Center, In Transit to Next Facility, In Transit, Arriving Late, In Transit, Arriving On Time , USPS picked up item, Transferred Through, Received by Agent, Recipient notified by Agent,|
|✓||Return receipt or return shipment being processed. Update to follow.||Return Receipt Associated, Return to Sender, Return to Sender Processed,|
|⚠️||Recipient cannot be reached / Delivery rescheduled / Parcel redirected||Addressee Moved – Item forwarded / redirected, Addressee not available – Scheduled for another delivery attempt today, Addressee not available – Will attempt delivery on next working day, Addressee requested later delivery – Scheduled for another delivery attempt today, Addressee Unknown,|
|⚠️||Delivery was not successful, the package is being returned to sender.||Unclaimed/Being Returned to Sender Refused,|
|⚠️||USPS delivery attempts requiring your attention.||Attempted Delivery – Item being held, addressee being notified, Attempted Delivery – Item forwarded / redirected, Attempted Delivery Abroad,|
|⚠️||Customs information||Customs Clearance, Customs Clearance Process Complete, Customs Clearance Processing Complete, Inbound Into Customs, Inbound Out of Customs, Held in Customs,|
|⚠️||Package undeliverable and being sent to Mail Recovery Center.||Dead Mail / Sent to Mail Recovery Center,|
|⚠️||Your package is being held for one of several reasons.||Held at Delivery Depot/Delivery Office Held at Post Office, At Customer Request,|
|⚠️||Delivery delayed||Delivery Exception, Local Weather Delay, Delivery Exception, Animal Interference, Intercepted, (Merchant Order Receipt Notification, USPS Awaiting Item, Transferred Through (The package is no longer delivered by USPS), Redelivery Scheduled, Out for Redelivery, Payment of charges – Item being held, addressee being notified, Processing Exception, Regional Weather Delay,|
|❌||These messages may require special attention, please contact the shipper or USPS Support.||Disposed by Post Office, Moved, Left no Address, Vacant, Notice Left (No Secure Location Available), Notice Left (Receptacle Full/Item Oversized), Seized by Law Enforcement, Missed delivery – Scheduled for another delivery attempt today,|
Missed delivery – Will attempt delivery on next working day, No Such Number,
Notice Left (No Authorized Recipient Available),
Reminder to Schedule Redelivery of your item, Rescheduled to Next Delivery Day,
|❌||Incorrect recipient address hinders delivery||Incorrect Address – Addressee’s address being verified, Incorrect Address – Item forwarded / redirected, Incorrect Address – Scheduled for another delivery attempt today, Incorrect Address – Will attempt delivery on next working day, Insufficient Address, Item wrongly directed – Item forwarded / redirected, Label Canceled,|
|✓||The best USPS status message||Shipment Delivered|
The scan prior to In Transit to Next Facility provides the last informative status update.
A status message referring to the USPS international distribution center in San Francisco may indicate that the shipment has cleared customs and is underway to an international destination.
What does the status update Delivery Exception, Local Weather Delay mean?
Delivery Exception, Local Weather Delay or USPS event code 57 means the item could not be attempted and/or delivered due to local weather conditions.
What does the status update Visible Damage mean?
Visible Damage or USPS event code 12 indicates that USPS noticed and documented damage to the item being delivered.
What does the status update No Such Number mean?
No Such Number or event code 21 means that some component of the delivery address was missing or invalid.
What does the status update Arrival at Unit mean?
Arrival at Unit or USPS event code 07 means the item has arrived at the local post office on the day indicated and is scheduled for delivery. Generally, if the item arrives before 9:30 am, it will be delivered that day. Packages arriving after 9:30 am are delivered the next business day.
What does the status update Awaiting Delivery Scan mean?
Awaiting Delivery Scan or USPS event code DX means an acceptable delivery event (Delivery, notice left, etc.) has not taken place within 14 hours of the Out for Delivery event.
My shipment status is Delivered, but I can’t find my parcel. Where is it?
The carrier may have placed you parcel in a safe location. Please check your mailbox, porch, garage, and any other protected area where a package could be placed. Also check your mailbox again later in the day. Inquire if someone else in your house or a neighbor accepted the shipment. In rare cases, package are tagged as ‘delivered’ up to 24 hours prior to actual delivery. If you still can’t find your parcel, contact the seller to start a claim.
What does the status update Customs Clearance mean?
Customs Clearance or USPS even code B1 means the article has cleared US Customs and will be tendered to USPS.
What does the USPS package status Payment of Charges mean ?
The status Payment of Charges – Item Being Held, Addressee Being Notified means that customs duty and/or value added tax is due for an international shipment. You can use a customs duty calculator for your destination country to determine the approximate amount the recipient will have to pay.
Although USPS does have distribution centers outside of the country, this information is transmitted to USPS from various national postal and courier services. The USPS tracking service simply passes on this status information.
The USPS parcel will either be delivered to the recipient’s home address or the local customs office for pick-up. In the later case, the recipient will generally receive a written notification.
Estimated delivery times for U.S. domestic and international USPS services
Delivery times vary according to the exact service options chosen.
What does In Transit to Next Facility mean for USPS tracking?
In Transit to Next Facility or USPS event code NT means your package is moving within the USPS network and is on track to be delivered by the expected delivery date. The shipment is in
transit to the next facility. This message may appear repeatedly over the course of several days. In this case, the messages have been generated automatically because the item has not been scanned anew.
|Service||U.S. Domestic/International||Estimated delivery time|
|Priority Mail Express®||U.S. domesti||up to 2 days|
|Priority Mail®||U.S. domestic||1-3 days|
|First-Class Mail®||U.S. domestic||1-3 days|
|USPS Retail Ground™||U.S. domestic||2 days – 1 week|
|Global Express Guaranteed® (GXG®)||International||nternational up to 3 days|
|Priority Mail Express International®||International||international 3-5 days|
|Priority Mail International®||International||international 1-2 weeks|
What is USPS Collect on Delivery (COD)?
With Collect on Delivery, a item not yet paid for is sent to a recipient (or agent) who pays for both the item and its postage upon delivery (not exceeding USD 1000) .
What does USPS Signature Confirmation mean?
Signature confirmation provides the date and time of delivery or attempted delivery, and the name of the person who signed for the item. You can request a printed copy of the signature.
What languages are offered on USPS.com?
The following languages are offered on USPS.com: English, Simplified Chinese (Mandarin), and Spanish. More languages will be offered in the future.
Do you need assistance with an international shipment?
Global shipping options and claims information for international mail and parcels is available on www.usps.com/international.
Are you experiencing problems with your USPS shipment? Do you want to talk to a real person in USPS customer service?
Connect to the USPS Customer Care Center by dialing 1-800-275-8777 or by filing a domestic/ international claim online. If you are using the USPS website, phone numbers and hours of operation are listed under Contact Us | USPS. For U.S. domestic shipments you can also use the USPS email service on https://emailus.usps.com/s/. If you are in the U.S., stop by your local USPS office.
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