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USPS Tracking Package and Mail

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The United States Postal Service is an independent agency of the United States federal government responsible for providing postal service in the United States. It is one of the few government agencies explicitly authorized by the United States Constitution.

US Post tracking package is easy as explained in sections below. Remember, no matter which tracking number you have, you can always track it with our universal postal tracker.

Track now to get estimated delivery time (ETA) window for your package based on delivered package statistics to your zipcode/state.

USPS Tracking

Whenever you post a package, the post office workers assign a number to that order, that number is called USPS Tracking Number. It is also known as label or article number. USPS tracking number is usually a 22-digit number. The number of digits may vary depending on the service you are using. Different services have different types of tracking numbers.

To track your shipment, please enter your USPS tracking number into the field above.

Tracking your USPS shipment is easy, just use your shipment reference number located in your shipment confirmation email, or in online store order page, that looks like 940****, 927***, 937***, 420***, Lx000000000CN and enter it into the tracking field above.

USPS says no tracking information available? If there is no status available or the information has not changed since the last time you viewed it, check back regularly as information is updated periodically throughout the day.

Whether you have had your shipment picked or dropped a package off, you can use this tool to follow the status of your shipment.

All mail collected by the USPS are sorted through over 250 Processing and Distribution Centers located across the United States. Individual centres are responsible for sorting mail in a given region, typically within a radius of about 320 kilometres or 200 miles. Each centre is connected with the USPS’s national network. Mail is typically sorted using an automated system, although physical inspection and sorting may be needed when an address cannot be identified by the system. All mail is printed with a bar code that is used to determine the destination as the item moves through the USPS system.

USPS tracking provides the status of parcels and other mail items with a label or receipt number. Items shipped with Priority Mail Express will include point-by-point tracking details, while mail and parcels sent with other services will only show when an item went out for delivery. Services with label numbers include Certified Mail, Collect on Delivery, Global Express Guaranteed, Priority Mail Express International, Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail International, Priority Mail, Registered Mail, Signature Confirmation.

How to track USPS package?

There are several ways to track USPS package, by visiting usps.com, using an tracking portal like parcelsapp.com, by phone, email or text. But usually people choose to go directly to usps.com if it's a domestic mail item/package, or by using ParcelsApp.com if package coming from abroad.

Once you enter the tracking number of an item into the USPS Tracking website, you can review the latest status of that item.

Depending on the status, origin and destination, and the class and services of the item, you may be able to take a number of different actions if available.

  • You can find the item’s tracking history and see what kind of services and features are associated with it.
  • You can request emails and/or text messages about your item or a Proof of Delivery email.
  • You can also leave instructions for the carrier on where to leave your mailpiece if no one is available to accept it.

If you don't like to manually type long USPS tracking number, you can opt in to track USPS package by phone. You just need to call on the following number 1-800-222-1811. Call on this number and the customer service representatives will help you to locate your mail item. You just need to give them your tracking number and they will give you the latest update of your shipment in return.

Track USPS by number

To check on the delivery status of your mailing, enter your tracking or confirmation number in the field above.

When you handover parcel to local USPS counter they will give a 16 digit receipt which you should keep safe until the item gets delivered meanwhile you can check the status of an item via text or mail.

You can also check details by sending a text message to 28777 with your tracking number.

Enter your 16 digit USPS tracking bar code in the below box to know about transit or delivery information.

USPS Priority Mail Domestic tracking

When you have a package to post quickly, Priority Mail is a great option for US domestic deliveries. Priority Mail is a domestic parcel service offered by the United States Postal Service. USPS Priority Mail is a quick and economical way to mail packages under 70lbs within the US. When large envelopes or packages are too heavy to ship via First-Class Mail, Priority Mail is the next best service for price and transit time.

USPS Expected Delivery Changes [COVID-19]

USPS products and packages may require more time to be delivered due to limited transportation availability as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 impacts. Postal Service Priority Mail® products and First-Class® packages may temporarily require more time to be delivered due to limited transportation availability as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

How will this affect delivery of USPS Priority Mail?

  • Priority Mail’s two-day and three-day service commitments will be extended to three days and four days, respectively.
  • Customers will continue to receive improved product tracking and as much as $50 in free insurance.

Will USPS First-Class Mail be delayed too?

  • There is no impact to First-Class letters and flats. However, First-Class Package Service® two and three day service commitments will be extended to three and four days respectively.

Is mail still being sent to other countries?

  • Global Express Guaranteed® Services also have been altered.
  • For a full list of international and domestic updates, refer to usps.com.

How long does it take for tracking information to show up on USPS?

Once it is scanned though, they say it can take up to 24 hours to be updated on the site. Try not to worry just yet.

How long does Priority Mail take?

Priority Mail takes 1-3 business days, depending on where you’re shipping from and to. Sending a package from New York to Philadelphia will be quicker than New York to Los Angeles for example.

USPS Priority Mail Domestic tracking

USPS Priority Mail is a fully tracked service, offering full visibility of your package from drop off to delivery.

USPS Priority Mail International tracking

This is also quick delivery USPS service but compares to priority mail express it takes 1 to 3 business days depending upon the location with flat rate charges starts from $6.65 and very on destinations.

USPS Priority Internatoinal delivery times

Priority Mail International transit times can vary depending on where you are shipping to. If you are shipping to neighboring countries such as Canada or Mexico then you can expect estimated transit times of around 6 working days, plus the same sort of time can be expected to major destinations in Europe.

If shipping to South America, Africa or Asia from the US, the USPS shipping times are more likely to be around 10 working days. USPS Priority Mail international transit times to Australia would be the same.

USPS Priority Mail Express International tracking

This is one of the quickest mail delivery services of USPS for urgent documents, student letters etc. In most of the states, they can deliver overnight before 10 AM.

USPS Intelligent Mail barcode/USPS IMB tracking & tracing

The Intelligent Mail® barcode (IMb) is used to sort and track letters, cards and flats and offers greater versatility by allowing many services to be requested and embedded within one barcode.

The Intelligent Mail Barcode (IM barcode) is a 65-bar barcode for use on mail in the United States. The term "Intelligent Mail" refers to services offered by the United States Postal Service for domestic mail delivery. The IM barcode is intended to provide greater information and functionality than its predecessors.

IMB tracking numbers starting with "0031" (00310902097365396335) can be tracked with Pitney Bowes.

IMb Tracing reports the date, time, location, and processing information for each mail piece each time the mail runs on automated equipment.

Where my USPS package is?

Enter the USPS tracking number (to find it, simply look at the bottom of a shipping label) in the search bar; do not include any dashes or spaces. Click on “Track Package”. View the scan history and status information of your package.

When will my letter carrier or mail arrive?

USPS does not have the ability to find out when a carrier or delivery person will arrive at a specific location. The volume of mail fluctuates daily; therefore, delivery times are not guaranteed. All deliveries should be made by 5:00 p.m. local time Monday through Saturday. Unusual circumstances (such as traffic, staffing fluctuations, severe weather, natural disaster, changes in carrier route, etc.) can cause deliveries to be made after this time.

What can I do if my mailpiece hasn't been delivered?

First, please check the delivery standard for the mail class of your domestic item. You can find the mail class by entering the USPS® Tracking number and looking up "Product Information.". Then compare your mail class and progress to what is found in the Mail Delivery Standards chart below.

Delivery time varies from one class of mail to another. It may be possible that the mailpiece is still in transit and is not lost or delayed depending on what class of mail is being used and how long ago it was mailed. The following chart outlines the delivery standards for various mail classes and indicates how long you should wait before you contact customer assistance with a concern.

MAIL CLASS

DELIVERY STANDARD

CONTACT CUSTOMER SERVICE AFTER

First-Class Mail®

1-3  business days (not guaranteed)

5 or more days from the date of mailing

Priority Mail®

1, 2, or 3 business days (not guaranteed)

5 or more days from the date of mailing

Priority Mail Express®

1-2  calendar days (guaranteed)

Guaranteed Delivery Date/Time Missed

USPS Retail Ground®

2-8  business days* (not guaranteed)

14 or more days from the date of mailing

Media Mail®

2-8  business days* (not guaranteed)

14 or more days from the date of mailing

Bound Printed Matter

2-8  business days* (not guaranteed)

14 or more days from the date of mailing

Parcel Select® parcels

2-9  business days* (not guaranteed)

14  or more days from the date of mailing

Parcel Select Lightweight® parcels

2-9  business days* (not guaranteed) 14  or more days from the date of mailing

USPS Marketing Mail®

3-10 business days (not guaranteed)

14 or more days from the date of mailing

How do you get your package with USPS delivered?

  • USPS shipping always starts with the seller to bring your package to the local post office or a mail box. Bigger companies such as Amazon or Ebay do this every day, why smaller companies or private sellers, might only do it once or twice a week.
  • A postman then takes your package together with all the other shipments. It is then shipped to a mail sorting facility via trucks.
  • In these facilities, machines automatically sort all packages regarding shape and site. They also sort them in a way, that the address can be read automatically by machines.
  • After this basic process of sorting the packages, they are delivered to different machines, which sort them to the right destinations.
  • National shipments are then delivered to the right location by trucks and then finally delivered to you via a local post man.
  • International packages have a longer way to go as they have to pass through customs first and then have to be sent to the destination country by plane, where the customs of the destination country checks the packages again. That is the main reason why international packages take much longer than national packages.

USPS First Class Mail International Tracking

USPS Tracking is included at no charge for First-Class Package Service-Retail and First-Class Package Service-Commercial. Although First-Class Mail® postcards, letters, and flats are not eligible for USPS Tracking, those items are eligible for other extra services that provide barcodes for scanning.

The US Postal Service’s First Class Mail International is an affordable way to send mail—including letters, bills and postcards—and small packages weighing four pounds or less to international destinations. Using First Class Mail International, deliveries generally take between 7–21 days to arrive, although the USPS does not guarantee delivery dates or times. Mail may travel to its destination by ground, air or a combination of both.

Keep up with your international shipment with USPS International Tracking. The USPS provides different levels of package tracking for international packages depending on the mail class. For Global Express Guaranteed and Priority Mail Express International, you receive delivery status information using the Track & Confirm tool. For Priority Mail International, you can get delivery information for all packages with two exceptions: Tracking information is only provided optionally for select destinations when you use Priority Mail International Flat‑Rate Envelopes or Small Flat‑Rate Boxes. Free USPS Tracking is available for select destinations for First Class Package International Service shipments.

US Ground Mail tracking

USPS Retail Ground is a reliable and economical way to ship less-than-urgent deliveries and oversized packages. Retail Ground includes USPS Tracking, good for packages too large for Priority Mail Express and Priority Mail delivery, only available at USPS Post Offices.

What is USPS Tracking?

USPS Tracking service provides end-to-end item tracking and is available for most domestic mail products that are large enough and that are addressed to domestic locations, including to limited Army Post Offices (APOs), Fleet Post Offices (FPOs), Diplomatic Post Offices (DPO) destinations and to ZIP Codes in U.S. territories and possessions or Freely Associated States.

Entering the tracking number associated with a mailpiece into the USPS Tracking page gives you the current status of an item along with other tracking information. That info includes, if available, delivery and/or attempted delivery information, including date and time of delivery as well as the delivery location of the item (mailbox, reception desk, neighbor, etc.).

USPS Tracking does not expedite or guarantee delivery. There is no additional cost for the tracking mechanism on products that automatically include USPS Tracking. Basically, you pay for that product’s postage, and tracking is included, unless you are shipping USPS Marketing Mail® parcels. Adding USPS Tracking to that commercial mailing service requires paying a fee.

What is USPS First Class Package International?

First Class Package International is the cheapest USPS service to ship packages that weigh 4 lbs or less. Rather than expensive Post Office prices, you can book online, print your shipping labels and Customs Documents and then drop off at any USPS Post Office. To the majority of destinations, the package will still come with tracking so that both the sender and recipient can keep an eye on the delivery.

The USPS will then post your package internationally before the local Post Office in each destination makes the final delivery. We advise considering adding protection cover to the booking when shipping overseas, plus it is essential to provide a local working contact number so that Customs or the courier can reach out to the recipient should there be any issues with the delivery. All items shipped internationally are DDU (delivered duty unpaid). Any customs fees owed will need to be paid for by the recipient.

How long does First Class Mail take?

USPS First Class Package International transit times will vary depending on where you are shipping to as the local Post Office in each delivery destination can vary depending on how developed they are. USPS advice to allow between 12 and 20 working days for transit times for this economy service, plus there can be delays when the package is cleared through Customs. If you want a faster USPS service, or if your package is over 64oz/4lbs, we do offer USPS Priority Mail International. USPS offers this service in destinations where the local Post Service is reliable such as in China, Canada, the UK and a large number of other locations in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and beyond.

USPS First Class Tracking

Full package tracking is available in over 41 countries with USPS First Class Package International.

USPS International Tracking

USPS international mail services go to Canada, Mexico, and more than 190 countries. ParcelsApp.com makes it easy to track packages and share USPS tracking numbers with your customers.

To track your USPS package, all you need is the package tracking number, which can be found on your USPS shipping label.

What can I do if my package hasn't been delivered?

First, please check the delivery standard for the mail class of your domestic item. You can find out the mail class by entering the USPS® Tracking number and looking up “Product Information.” Then compare your mail class and progress to what is found in the Mail Delivery Standards chart located in Delayed mail and packages?. The delivery standard chart indicates when your item should be delivered by and when we suggest you could email or call Customer Service regarding your item. Also, if your item has a status of “Alert,” a delay could have occurred because of weather-related and other natural disasters or events. In this case, please check USPS Service Alerts first.

How long does it take for international first class mail?

Using First Class Mail International, deliveries generally take between 7–21 days to arrive, although the USPS does not guarantee delivery dates or times. Mail may travel to its destination by ground, air or a combination of both.

USPS Expected Delivery Window

When checking the status of your item, you may see a message about the Expected Delivery Window (ExDW). This window is a 2-hour slot of time when you can expect your package to arrive. Delivery within that time is not guaranteed, however, you may still receive your item by the end of the day if it does not arrive within the expected time slot. Check USPS Tracking® for updated information.

How does USPS Tracking work?

The label of your trackable item is scanned several times throughout the mailstream, whether we possess it or one of our shipping partners does. Tracking can start as soon as the item’s sender or our shipping partner notifies us electronically that we should expect a package. It continues with USPS accepting the package for transit and ends when the item is delivered or picked up by the recipient or the recipient’s agent. Throughout this process, you can access this tracking information in a variety of ways through the USPS Tracking number associated with the item.

USPS Delivery Tracking

The USPS offers both domestic and international services. The rate for sending a First Class Mail within the United States is $0.49 for the first ounce, as of 2014. Each additional ounce is charged $0.21. For large envelopes or flat parcels, the rate is $0.98 for the first ounce and $0.21 per additional ounce. Parcels and packages are charged $2.32 for the first three ounces and $0.18 per additional ounce. In addition to First Class Mail, the USPS offers Priority Mail Express for guaranteed overnight delivery to most locations and Priority Mail for non-guaranteed day-specific delivery within one to three days. Priority Mail is also available for First Class Mail and Standard Post for larger mail items and parcels.

While delivery within the U.S. is handled by the USPS, delivery outside the country is generally carried out by local mail services. For example, in the United Kingdom delivery of items sent with the USPS will be delivered by the Royal Mail. USPS’s international services include First Class Mail International, which was formerly known as Airmail. This class of service includes small packages weighing up to 1.8 kilograms or 4 pounds. First Class Mail International rates start from $1.15 for sending postcards, envelopes and flat mail items. Rates for sending an item with USPS’s First Class Package International Service for parcels start at $6.55. Actual rates depend on the destination, dimensions and weight of the item. Delivery times vary depending on the destination.

Other international services offered by the USPS include Priority Mai International, Express Mail International and Global Express Guaranteed. Priority and Express services can be used for sending items to almost every country in the world. Customs forms are generally required when sending all international mail, depending on the service level and the value of the item.

Not every USPS package can be tracked. While you get a tracking number, with most USPS products, it is not the case for every one of them. This is especially true for First‑Class International Letters. So as a buyer you should make sure the seller did not use this product, else you don’t have the possibility to track your package properly.

How do I track a USPS return receipt?

Tracking your return receipt by mail is available when you access www.usps.com or using Tracking Field on top of this page.

What is USPS Informed Delivery?

USPS Informed delivery is a new service started by USPS which is available free of cost. By using this feature, users can digitally preview their mail pieceboxes and manages their packages that are scheduled to arrive soon. Apart from this, USPS Informed delivery service also helps users to interact with the content of special offers, etc directly from Informed delivery.

USPS Informed delivery service has made the work of USPS much more convenient. The users can get information about their mailpieces in advance and can take whatever action they desire.

When user logs in to his USPS account and after visiting Informed delivery dashboard, He can see the picture of his package for a period of 7 days. He is eligible to take action for the delivered product for the next 15 days after the package is delivered.

What does USPS tracking number look like?

  • 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

Where is the Tracking Number on USPS Receipt

USPS tracking number is assigned at the time when the order is accepted. The tracking number is also known as Article Number, and it comes with almost all the mail classes, and if it doesn’t, then you can add it by asking the Postal Service.

If you don’t have any idea that what your tracking number looks like, then see the table above.

My Package Shipped By USPS Shows No Tracking Information

It is normal for packages shipped through the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to have little or no tracking information available. USPS does not provide tracking for most services but instead provides delivery confirmation.

With delivery confirmation your package is usually only scanned when it arrives at your local post office and again at delivery. There is no pickup scan or other information that confirms your package was mailed.

Until your package arrives and is scanned at your post office you will see a message like the one below:

The U.S. Postal Service was electronically notified by the shipper on April 18, 2020 to expect your package for mailing. This does not indicate receipt by the USPS or the actual mailing date.

What's In Transit means in USPS

If a shipment is “in-transit” then that means that carrier has scanned the package upon pickup and it is now en route to the end customer.

If a shipment stays ‘in transit’ for a prolonged period of time, it is possible it may have been delayed. There are many things that can delay an order past its original expected delivery date - poor road conditions, weather, and deliverability of the location are a few examples.

What's Out for Delivery means in USPS

This status indicates that the package has left the carrier’s facility and is on its way to the end customer’s destination address.

What's Delivered means in USPS

This status indicates the package has been delivered to the end customer. The package will have been dropped off and the tracking should note the delivery date/time.

If for any reason any package is unable to be delivered, one of the below statuses may be encountered:

  • Delivery Failure -This status indicates that the package was unable to be delivered for some reason (i.e.street number not found; no secure location available; no access; etc). Typically an order that fails to deliver will be returned to sender (explained below).
  • Return to Sender -This status indicates that USPS attempted to deliver the package to the customer but was unable to complete delivery for some reason - generally a carrier tries multiple times to deliver a package before processing a return to sender.

What does Return to Sender means?

This status is essentially the same as the domestic one, but it is important to note that packages sent back from foreign countries may incur duties and taxes for the return (vendors are responsible for any duties or taxes incurred for a return). Depending on the fees, it may be beneficial to have the package disposed of at the destination country and another one sent in its place - this is of course up to the vendor’s discretion.

Inbound Out Of Customs Meaning?

Inbound out of customs means that your package has been released from US customs to the USPS and it is being delivered to you. If the term is Outbound, that would mean that the package you sent has passed through customs and it’s on its way to another country.

What Do Customs Do?

What exactly happens to your package or mail while it is in customs, what happens behind those closed doors.

In the last year, around 650 million pieces of international mail went through the customs to enter the United States, coming from foreign countries. Almost all of this immense quantity of mail is accepted into the US through one of its five International Service Centers (ISC). The five ISCs are located in New York, Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

International Service Centers (ISCs) distribute and dispatch international mail received from a designated service area to specific foreign countries or to gateway exchange offices. Each center has been recognized for global leadership in international mail processing with an International Post Corporation (IPC) Certificate of Excellence award. This award, based on a common global standard for excellence in mail processing, is a months-long process involving an operational survey, pre-certification, and the actual certification process.

The IPC is an association of 24 postal operators in Europe, North America, and the Asia-Pacific region. IPC provides its members with systems and programs that ensure efficient and competitive delivery of international mail.

Does The Customs Clearance Process Work?

International mail in most cases ends up arriving at airports aboard certain inbound commercial carrier flights. When this thing happens, on the ground we have something called ground handlers (here, it depends a lot on the time the mail arrives at and on some different other factors, but these ground handles are usually either employees of the airline that delivered the mail, or, in other cases, outside contractors that are employed by the airlines).

These people are tasked with unloading the receptacles that contain mails and packages from inside the airplanes. Then, these same people take the mail and they take it to these ISC center that I mentioned above. While all these operations may sound sort of trivial, they are actually very important and they have to be done under a high degree of security.

USPS employees are there in order to verify and monitor what the status of these international mail receptacles is. And they have to do this by completing reports that have become known under the name of ramp reports. Based upon these documents, anybody can find out instantly information about the mail, such as when it was sent, when it was scanned and assigned to a certain flight in its country of origin. Alongside this, you can also find the country where it came from, the airline on which it came on and the exact content and number of receptacles that are supposed to be brought to the ISC.

Then the mail goes through a process of verification, X-ray machines and other things like that, in order to make sure that it does not post any dangers for the postal workers that are handling it and eventually for the people that receive it. This is done in secure buildings and with the outmost care. And, as I am sure everybody knows, nobody is allowed to actually open your mail, that is confidential and opening it and breaching that trust is actually a federal felony. So checking your mail does not mean checking the actual contents of that mail, but the technical aspects of the mailing process and the safety of the packages.

Then and only then does mail enter into the final phase, where it is approved for the final delivery and can reach its original destination. If irregularities are found in the ramp reports or on the envelopes, or if the postal employees discover that the mail is eligible to poses certain risks, this process can take longer.

Other Tracking Statuses

There are some uncommon tracking statuses that may be seen when checking a package’s tracking. A few examples include the following:

Damaged in transit - This indicates that the package was damaged while being delivered. For this, a claim would be filed through the carrier to receive some type of compensation.

Uncontrollable customs delay - This occurs when a package routed internationally is held up at customs for some reason. Typically there is not much that can be done in this scenario, except for having the end customer pay any outstanding duties or taxes.

Missed “In Transit” pickup scans (applies to USPS international) - Sometimes an internationally routed package sent via USPS can stay stuck “in transit” for a long period of time and then all of a sudden update to “delivered.” It is important to note that since USPS does not guarantee international tracking, packages sent out at this service level can lose tracking updates once it hits the destination country

Where do I find my tracking number?

Your tracking number can be found in the following places:

  • Your Post Office™ shipping receipt
  • Your sales receipt if you bought insurance at the Post Office™
  • Your email confirmation if you shipped from USPS.com
  • The shipping confirmation email you received from an online retailer
  • The bottom peel-off portion of your USPS Tracking® label

If you DO NOT HAVE the tracking number from the mailing label or receipt (recipient). If you were notified by a shipper that they have sent out a package and believe it has been delayed or possibly lost, contact the mailer/shipper of the item and request them to track the item and provide you with the tracking number.

USPS Priority Mail International standard and Express Service

Priority Mail International is an affordable option when sending letters and parcels to more than 180 countries around the world. Delivery is typically within six to ten business days, depending on the origin and destination. Transit time between rural or remote areas may be longer. The service includes USPS Tracking and free package pick-up where available. Insurance cover may also be purchased to protect items for up to $5,000, depending on the destination country. Rates start from $29.25 at Post Office locations. The exact price will depend on the dimensions, weight and destination of the item being sent. The maximum weight for sending an item by Priority Mail International is 70 pounds.

A Flat Rate service is also available for Priority Mail International. Free shipping supplies including envelopes and boxes may be ordered online or picked up at a Post Office location. When ready, the item can be dropped off at a mail box or at a local Post Office. Flat Rate Priority Mail International is available for large and medium boxes weighing up to 20 pounds. Flat Rate Envelopes and Small Flat Rate Boxes are also available for consignments weighing up to four pounds.

Items send with Priority Mail Express International are generally delivered within three to five business days in most major markets. The exact delivery time will depend on the origin and destination of the item. Priority Mail Express International is available from $35.25 at Post Office locations.

The service includes a variety of features, including free shipping supplies. Boxes, envelopes and other shipping supplies can be ordered online or at a Post Office. The service also includes USPS Tracking at no additional cost. Priority Mail Express International also includes up to $100 insurance cover for documents and up to $200 for merchandise, as well as free package pick-up where available. Additional coverage may be purchased for up to $5,000, depending on the destination country. Guaranteed date-certain service and money-back guarantees are offered when sending items to Australia, China, France (excluding Corsica), Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Spain (excluding the Canary Islands) and the United Kingdom.

The Priority Mail Express Flat Rate option includes free envelopes and boxes for sending items to more than 180 countries. In addition to free shipping supplies, the service is available with no weighing or rate calculation when sending individual items. The envelope or box can be dropped off at a blue UPSP mail box or at a Post Office location. Priority Mail Express International Flat Rate Boxes are used for sending consignments weighing up to 20 pounds, while Priority Mail Express International Flat Rate Envelopes may be used for items up to 4 pounds.

USPS Global Express Guaranteed

Global Express Guaranteed is the USPS’s fastest international service. Delivery is typically within one to three business days, depending on the destination. Items send with Global Express Guaranteed are delivered in partnership with FedEx Express. Rates start at $51.50, and prices depend on the size of the item and the destination. Global Express Guaranteed includes free package pickup, where available. The service includes USPS Tracking and $100 insurance cover, although additional cover may be purchased.

What is Priority Mail Express Service

It is a premium service available for customers of USPS. In this service, the package is delivered at a very fast rate as compared to any other service. If you are in a hurry and want the package to be deliver at a very fast rate, then you can rely on this service.

Priority Mail Service is available 7 days a week including Saturdays and Sundays. Apart from this, you will be amazed to know that USPS is the only carrier that provides overnight delivery service. Just in case the US Postal Service fails to deliver your package on time, they will refund you the entire money.

There’s no fixed delivery time for the Priority Mail Express package. However, USPS guarantees its users that the package will be deliver on the said date.

USPS Business Solutions

The USPS provides a range of services to businesses, including cost-effective shipping services and bespoke business solutions. Business may purchase mail products including stamps and shipping services with free USPS Tracking at discounted rates from USPS.com. Where available, free package pick-up and Saturday delivery in addition to free shipping supplies delivered directly to businesses. The USPS also offers Direct Mail services, which is targeted and customised to individual businesses.

Most domestic and international services are available at discounted prices for businesses. The USPS provides three levels of service for businesses. A Negotiated Service Agreement offers the highest levels of discounts and is designed for companies that ship more than $1 million each year. The agreement creates tailored rates and services based on individual needs and requirements. Commercial Base and Commercial Plus pricing is available to high volume senders of lightweight packages. Commercial Base Pricing offers businesses basic discounts without a qualifying volume amount. Businesses simply register with the USPS. Commercial Plus Pricing is designed for shippers who send up to 5,000 First Class parcels or up to 50,000 Priority parcels each year. These senders qualify for discounted prices above Commercial Base Pricing.

USPS Parcel Select Ground

What is USPS Parcel Select Ground? It’s an economy ground delivery service, offering cost-effective delivery for medium and large packages travelling within the US.

Popular with eBay sellers and businesses for its competitive pricing, USPS Parcel Select can help you ship multiple parcels across US States or send a single package to a neighbouring state.

USPS Parcel Select Ground tracking

You have full access to USPS Parcel Select tracking via our USPS tracking tool.

USPS Parcel Select delivery time

The estimated delivery time for Parcel Select Ground is 2-8 business days. Parcel Select deliveries are made Monday – Friday before 5.00 pm.

USPS package lost or stolen what to do?

If your USPS package has gone missing, there are a few steps you can take. First, check if the service you paid for comes with built in USPS insurance. For example, all USPS Priority Mail services come with insurance ($50 at the Post Office, and $100 with online shipping software). If your parcel comes with insurance, you can file an insurance claim directly with USPS. If USPS approves the claim, they will mail you a check.

Another step you can take is to file a missing mail search request with USPS. Note that you’ll need to create a free USPS.com account first. In addition, you can also contact USPS directly at 1-800-ASK-USPS. However, if you do go that route, keep in mind that you may be on the phone for quite some time.

USPS Tracking not Updating

USPS tracking not updating for International or Priority Mail? USPS tracking works absolutely fine most of the time, but there may be few circumstances where the tracking is not updating.

First make sure that you’re entering the correct tracking number. Following are the place where you can get the tracking number.

  • Check the Post Office shipping receipt
  • Find tracking number on the Sales receipt, if you bought insurance at the Post Office
  • Check the confirmation Email from USPS or your online store
  • See a bottom peel-off portion of USPS Tracking label
  • The back of the orange slip you received if you missed a USPS delivery

What are the reasons behind usps tracking not updating?

USPS tracking is an end to end mechanism. Every shipment has a barcode which is scanned as a package moves from place to the another. A barcode is scanned multiple time before reaching the destination. You see tracking updates whenever a barcode is scanned.

Here are few reasons of USPS not updating:

  • Package Not Scanned: Barcode scanning is the reason why you’re seeing tracking updates. There is a possibility that a barcode is not scanned due to any reason and that’s why your tracking is not updating. Tracking information won’t update until the scanning is done.
  • Weather Conditions: Weather could be the reason why your tracking is not updating. Sometimes the packages get stuck in the middle due to bad weather conditions.
  • Packages are not scanned at intermediary stops: As mentioned above that a package is scanned multiple time before reaching the destination. There might be chances that a package is not scanned at intermediary stops due to unavoidable reasons or circumstances.
  • Broken or Unscannable Barcode: A barcode won’t be scanned properly if it is broken or unscannable.
  • Delay on the part of the carrier: There might be a delay on the part of the carrier and that’s why your tracking is not updating.

I’ve received my packages, but still USPS tracking is not updating

This is also a possibility, it happens mostly during the holiday period when there is a rush of mail packages. In such situations, USPS may skip the scanning process in order to tackle the huge demand.

Hence, when the USPS is already lagging behind, to move the packages quicker, they often skip the scanning which leads to the USPS tracking not found.

For International Mail, only Canada has tracking for USPS priority mail. For all other countries tracking will only go as far as it reaching the country you are mailing to. Then it goes into that countries postal service and tracking stops. You have to use USPS Global Express (1–3 days) or USPS Priority Mail Express (3–5 days) to get tracking all the way to delivery.

USPS Delayed mail and packages

Sometimes USPS packages are delayed or rerouted because of unusual circumstances. USPS provides several tools and options to help determine where your parcels is in the mailstream and if it is delayed or not. Before contacting usps, please check the mail USPS delivery standards.

The volume of mail fluctuates daily, therefore, delivery times are not guaranteed. All deliveries should be made by 5:00 p.m. local time Monday through Saturday (unless there are unusual circumstances such as traffic, staffing fluctuations, severe weather, natural disaster, etc.).

Please Note: USPS Priority Mail Express® mailpieces and Amazon parcels are the only pieces of mail delivered on Sunday.

USPS do not have the ability to find out when a mailperson will arrive at a specific location.

USPS package not moving for a week, a month or stopped?

Don't worry yet. USPS may experience temporary rush of deliveries, and some packages are taking longer to be processed than usual.

Recently, there has been a new event appearing on packages, "In Transit". This event appears on items that have not had an actual device scan them in 18 hours. This means that the item is possibly still in the plane, train or automobile (this reference may be lost on some), that it was put on for transport. It also can mean several other things.

  • It can mean its been offloaded, but not processed yet. Volume is high, and we can only move so fast. Machines break down, so do people. If you haven't paid for Priority Mail Express, you have no guarantee of service. Sorry, but that's the truth. No facility wants to "sit" on parcels at all, but when the workload exceeds the facility's capacity, it happens. If that happens enough in a short period, it can cause some significant backups.
  • All packages move in large metal containers. Each one has a barcode assigned to it. When a parcel is put into that container, it will be tied to that barcode. Any events scanned to that barcode then populate for the packages contained within. Sometimes these Barcodes get damaged in transit, so packages will go dark for a while, as unloading the cage and scanning each individual item is not efficient.
  • This scan does not necessarily mean your package has been stolen, destroyed, run over, tossed in a ravine. It can simply mean it got stuck in a pileup at a facility.
  • It can also mean it got stuck on a transport that broke down, or for some reason was legitimately delayed(foul weather for aircraft, severe weather for trucks). In my neck of the network, if we have a truck break down on the way from the plant in foul weather, it may delay the mail almost ten hours. Enough time to trigger an "in transit" event.

If waiting doesn't help,sStart an online inquiry through the USPS website. It has a miraculous way of “shaking loose” stuck packages, or forcing a tracking update when one hasn’t posted. Often times you’ll get a response a few days later (after it shows delivery) saying it was delivered on X day. If it’s genuinely lost (it probably is not), you’ll at least know what’s happening.

USPS Delivery Hours

Usually, United states Postal service vehicle and delivery persons delivers all packages around 5:00 p.m. local time Monday through Saturday. USPS Priority Mail Express packages and Amazon parcels are the only pieces of mail delivered on Sunday Whole day.

USPS Delivery Hours may vary sometimes:

  • Traffic Rush: Delay in Package delivery after 5 PM
  • Less Staff or Strikes: Shortage in Works and Staff leads to late hours package delivery.
  • Bad Weather: Climate condition may change route unusually.
  • Natural Calamities: Changes in carrier route, can cause deliveries to be made after this time.

USPS Sunday Delivery & Saturday Delivery Hours

Many people, who use USPS services to send their mail, want to know does mail run on Sundays and is mail being delivered on Saturday?

Does USPS deliver on Saturdays?

Yes, USPS delivers on Saturdays. The delivery depends on the mail class or service you choose. Priority Mail Express and Priority Mail items may be delivered to you on Saturdays. The delivery of first-class mail, retail ground (Standard Post), and media mail items is not specified.

The United States Postal Service delivers mainly the Priority Mail Express and Priority Mail items on Saturdays. Priority Mail items are delivered within 1-3 business days (not a guarantee). Priority Mail service is starting at $6.65 at Post Office locations and online. As like the Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail service also offers free package pickup service at your home or office. It also includes up to $50 of insurance with most of the shipments.

Does USPS deliver on Sundays?

Yes, USPS delivers on Sundays. But, it delivers only two types of mail items – Priority Mail Express items and Amazon Packages.

The United States Postal Service delivers only Priority Mail Express items and Amazon Packages on Sundays. Priority Mail Express is the fastest domestic service with a money-back guarantee. It is available 365 days a year to most U.S. addresses including PO Boxes. Sunday Delivery is not exactly new for this mail carrier because it’s delivering Priority Mail Express items on Sundays for a very long time, but the really new thing is the low cost of this service which makes it the solid option for the consumers. This service is starting at $23.75 at Post Office locations and online. Package pickup service at home or office is also available for free.

Amazon Packages are also shipped by USPS. The online retail giant Amazon signed a deal with the USPS in November 2013 according to which the U.S Postal Service started the delivery of Amazon packages in New York and Los Angeles metropolitan areas. Later, the area was expanded, and 15 more cities were added. Now, the national mail carrier is delivering Amazon packages to most U.S. addresses. Not only on Sundays, but it is also delivering Priority Mail Express items and Amazon Packages on post office holidays. This Sunday delivery is for all Amazon customers. However, if any customer is Amazon Prime account holder, then he/she can order any item as late as Friday and can potentially expect the delivery on Sunday.

How USPS Premium Tracking Works?

The Premium Tracking enables you to extend your access to the tracking history for your package on USPS.com. Currently, access to tracking information for non-signature items is limited to 120 days. Tracking information for signature items is available for 2 years. Premium Tracking provides options to extend access to the tracking history for anywhere from an additional 6 months up to 10 years for a small fee. With USPS Premium Tracking, in addition to keeping your tracking records online for up to 10 years, you can also request a Premium Tracking Statement via email at any time during that period.

USPS Contact Information

The United States Postal Service headquarters is located at 475 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC, 20260-0004, United States.

To find a local USPS location, visit www.usps.com/locator.

About USPS

The United States Postal Service delivers to nearly 153 million addresses across the country. Approximately 40 per cent of the world’s mail volume is handled by the USPS, which processed 158.4 billion pieces of mail in 2013. The agency also manages more than 31,000 retail offices and a fleet of over 211,000 vehicles. Each year, USPS mail carriers and truck drivers drive approximately 1.2 billion miles. The USPS receives no tax dollars for its operations and is not a government-owned agency. Rather, the USPS acts as a quasi-government agency with the exclusive legal right to deliver first-class and third-class mail. It also has special privileges afforded to government agencies, including sovereign immunity, eminent domain powers and powers to negotiate international postal treaties.

The USPS traces its roots to 1775 during the Second Continental Congress, where Benjamin Franklin was appointed the first postmaster general. The cabinet-level Post Office Department was created in 1792 from Franklin's operation and transformed into its current form in 1971 under the Postal Reorganization Act.

The first independent postal services in the United States were formed in the North American colonies of Massachusetts and Virginia. The first centralised postal service was created in 1691 with the North American Postal Service, although the USPS traces its roots to 1775 when the first postmaster general was appointed and the United States Post Office was created.

The USPS employed 626,764 workers (as of January 2014) and operated 211,654 vehicles in 2013. The USPS is the operator of the largest civilian vehicle fleet in the world. The USPS is legally obligated to serve all Americans, regardless of geography, at uniform price and quality. The USPS has exclusive access to letter boxes marked "U.S. Mail" and personal letterboxes in the United States.

The USPS has the largest civilian vehicle fleet in the world — about 260,000 vehicles (mainly Chevrolet / Grumman LLV, as well as new Ford / Utilimaster FFV). In an interview for National Public Radio, a USPS spokesman officially stated that while increasing the cost of gasoline by one cent, the US Postal Service spends an additional $ 8 million on fuel for its fleet. This means that the park requires about 800 million gallons (3.03 billion liters) of fuel per year, which, in turn, entails costs of $ 3.2 billion, with an average gasoline price of $ 4 per gallon. Some rural postmen (Rural Letter Carriers) use private cars to operate.

FedEx and UPS compete directly with the US Postal Service in the area of fast mail and parcel delivery. Because of the postal monopoly, these companies are not allowed to deliver non-urgent (regular) letters, as well as use private and commercial mailboxes to the United States. These services also deliver packages that are usually larger and heavier than the USPS can accept, and, unlike regular mail, they put trace numbers on each package or package. DHL Express was the third major competitor until it stopped servicing domestically in February 2009.

With Parcels app, you can track the USPS shipments, as well as any package shipped from China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia.

Download Parcels app for iPhone or Android to always know where your packages are, and get Push notifications when package tracking changes.

USPS tracking statuses

Status Description
Status Not Available Status Not Available means that either you’ve entered a wrong tracking number or there are no updates available for that particular tracking number.
Delivered Article has been delivered with a recorded time, location and date of delivery. We apologize if you have not received your item as indicated. If your tracking information shows that your package was delivered but you can't find it: Carrier may have placed it in a safer location, please check: Mailbox, Porch, Garage, Any area out of potential weather hazards, Exterior doors and any locations where the package could be placed.
Pre-Shipment Info Sent to USPS, USPS Awaiting Item. The U.S. Postal Service was electronically notified by the shipper to expect your package for mailing. This does not indicate receipt by the USPS or the actual mailing date. Delivery status information will be provided if/when available. This scan indicates that the shipper has notified the Postal Service that they intend to submit the item for processing and delivery.
Acceptance This scan indicates that a Postal Service employee has accepted the item at a Post Office and/or that the carrier has picked up the item at a customer's residence/business.
Delivered, Parcel Locker
Delivered, Front Desk/Reception
Delivered, To Mail Room
Notice Left (No Authorized Recipient Available) An unsuccessful delivery attempt was made by your carrier today.
Customs Clearance
Processed Through Facility This scan indicates that the item has processed through and left a Postal Service processing facility. The item is currently in transit to the destination.
Arrived at USPS Facility
Arrived at Facility
Shipping Label Created
Departed USPS Facility
Accepted at USPS Origin Facility
Customs clearance processing complete
Departed Post Office
Arrived at USPS Origin Facility
Departed Shipping Partner Facility
Shipment Picked Up
Picked Up
Alert Alert signify some detail or any other possible issue in the shipment of a mail item. Contact customer support for further help in this regard. If a mail package has been delivered successfully, then ignore this notice. However, if you haven’t received your package and it is under the “Alert” status, then please pay attention: you need to read and analyze the detailed tracking information carefully and contact the customer support for help.
Arrived Shipping Partner Facility
Attempted Delivery Abroad
Arrival at Post Office
Arrived at Unit
Arrived at post office
Shipment Accepted
Attempted Delivery - Item being held, addressee being notified
Departed USPS Destination Facility
Arrived at USPS Destination Facility
Inbound Out of Customs
Incorrect Address - Addressee's address being verified
Released from US Customs
Processing Exception
Collect for Pick Up
Delivered, In/At Mailbox
Sorting Complete
Insufficient Address
Accepted at USPS Destination Facility
Refused
Tendered to Military Agent
Addressee requested later delivery - Item being held at addressee's request
Delivered, To Agent
Addressee not available - Will attempt delivery on next working day
Unclaimed/Max Hold Time Expired
Picked Up by Shipping Partner, USPS Awaiting Item
Missed delivery - Scheduled for another delivery attempt today
Incorrect Address - Item returned to sender
Departed USPS Origin Facility
Moved, Left no Address
Shipping Label Created, USPS Awaiting Item
Incorrect Address - Item forwarded / redirected
Does not meet customs requirements - Return to Sender
Return to Sender
Delivered, Garage or Other Location at Address
Addressee requested later delivery - Will attempt delivery on next working day
Undeliverable as Addressed
No Access Your carrier was unable to deliver to your address.
Addressee not available - Scheduled for another delivery attempt today
Processing Exception, Regional Weather Delay
Held at Delivery Depot/Delivery Office
No Such Number
Addressee Unknown
Departed Shipping Partner Facility, USPS Awaiting Item
Acceptance (SSK)
Notice Left This scan indicates that the item is ready for pickup at the Post Office. If it is unclaimed after a certain number of days it will be returned to the sender.
Delivered, To Original Sender
Delivered, PO Box
Addressee cannot be located - Scheduled for another delivery attempt today
Return to Sender Processed
Available for Pickup
Arrived at Hub
Unclaimed - Item returned to sender
Arrival at Pick-Up Point
Held in US Customs
Held in Customs
Addressee requests own pick-up - Item being held, addressee being notified
Notice Left (No Secure Location Available)
Origin Post is Preparing Shipment
In Transit to Destination The item is currently in transit to the destination. Item is being processed or transported to your delivering Post Office™ facility. Additional tracking information will be available when it arrives at unit and is out for delivery. This scan may appear multiple times from the same facility and/or on different days as it is processed or in transit. Be assured that we are working to get this to you as soon as possible. If your item is running late, we apologize for the inconvenience.
Dispatched from USPS International Service Center
Missed delivery - Will attempt delivery on next working day
Item refused by addressee - Item returned to sender
Depart From Transit Office of Exchange
Payment of charges - Item being held, addressee being notified
Business Closed
Redelivery Scheduled
Accepted at USPS Facility
Held at Post Office, Retrieved from full parcel locker
Item wrongly directed - Item forwarded / redirected
Arrival at Transit Office From Exchange
Delivered, Individual Picked Up at Post Office
Forwarded
RECEPTACLE BLOCKED Carrier did not have access to mailbox to complete delivery.
Delivery status not updated Item arrived for delivery; however, it has not yet been processed for delivery.
Attempted Delivery - Scheduled for another delivery attempt today
Tendered to Postal Service
Departed
Delivered, Left with Individual
Item damaged - Item not delivered - Item being held, addressee being notified
Delivered, Individual Picked Up at Postal Facility
Arrived Shipping Partner Facility, USPS Awaiting Item
Held at Post Office, At Customer Request
Delivered, Front Door/Porch
Attempted Delivery - Item forwarded / redirected
Arrived
Out for Delivery
In Transit to Destination. The item is currently in transit to the destination.
Departed USPS Regional Facility
Arrived at USPS Regional Facility
Delivered, Front Door/Porch. Your item was delivered at the front door or porch
Arrived at Post Office
Arrived at USPS Regional Destination Facility
Arrived at USPS Regional Origin Facility
Accepted at USPS Regional Origin Facility
Item Accepted/Picked Up for Initial Processing
Departed. Your item departed a transfer airport in DOMODEDOVO, MOSCOW, RUSSIAN FEDERATION.
Picked Up by Shipping Partner, USPS Awaiting Item.
Sorry - we don't recognise that reference number. Please check your reference number or try again later – it takes 24 hours for them to appear in our system.
Arrival at Delivery Office This scan indicates that the item was scanned at the final postal unit where delivery of the item will take place.
Arrival at Sorting Center
USPS in possession of item

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