USPS tracking

USPS tracking

United States of America - Couriers

USPS tracking is an optional feature for those who rely on the US Mail Service to send and receive packages. With the USPS tracking system, you can track the status of your shipments from the moment they are shipped until they are delivered. Every package shipped through the US Mail Service is assigned a unique USPS tracking number, also known as the US Mail Service Tracking Number, which is used to identify and track the package.

USPS package tracking is available for most domestic and international shipping options, making it easier for you to stay informed about the status of your shipments regardless of where they are shipping to or from.

Through the USPS tracking system, you can access information about the status of your packages such as the location, estimated delivery time, and delivery status.

USPS package tracking

US Postal Service and Mail Tracking

Tracking your USPS package is a simple process that can be done on the USPS website or through a third-party tracking site like Ship24. To track your package or mail item, you need your USPS tracking number, which can be found on your shipping label or package receipt.

Once you have the tracking number, go to the website or to the search field above, and enter the USPS number in the tracking field. The tracking notifications will then be displayed, showing the status of your packages or mail and any updates on its location and expected delivery date.

While USPS tracking can only track USPS packages, the universal Ship24 tracking system makes package tracking a non-issue. Ship24 constantly connects and scans hundreds of couriers and even more online shops, making sure you keep the most up-to-date with any developments on your USPS package. it can perform global tracking effectively regardless of the courier.

Tracking USPS International Packages

USPS international package tracking can be done with a universal tracking solution. Ship24 does just that. You can enter your USPS international tracking number on the homepage and after a few seconds, Ship24 will give you all the tracking information needed for your package, whether it is domestic or international shipping. The great thing about tracking your USPS international package on Ship24 is that you can track up to 10 packages simultaneously.

USPS tracking on Ship24

Although the USPS does have shipment tracking services as part of its operations, packages carried by the USPS are not just handled by the company and are more and more often being delivered by other couriers, subcontracted by the company. Therefore, packages handled by the US Postal Service could be passed over through different couriers as they make their journey to their final destination.

Any number of handlers deliver packages for the USPS, depending on where the package's destination is, as well as the size and weight of a package in certain circumstances. Consequently, the tracking options available from USPS are sometimes lacklustre for individuals and businesses wanting the best possible tracking options for their shipments via the company.

Similarly, you can also get tracking USPS international tracking from their tracking website as well. While you can track up to 35 tracking numbers on the USPS website, separating each tracking number by putting may be a hassle and time-consuming.

USPS tracking on USPS website

Tracking USPS Services

Depending on the USPS shipping service, be it an international or domestic service, a USPS tracking number will be provided to you. You can use this tracking number to track your packages wherever they may be. While tracking is available for most services, some services like First Class Mail and First Class Mail International do not provide package tracking.

USPS Priority Mail Tracking

The tracking number for the Priority Mail service consists of 22 digits and can be tracked on the USPS website or on a third-party tracking website. You can find examples of the Priority Mail tracking number below.

USPS Priority Mail Express Tracking

Priority Mail Express tracking numbers consist of 13 digits starting with 2 letters, the first letter being the letter "E", which is then followed by a 9-digit number, and ending with the United States country code, which is "US". You can track your Priority Mail Express tracking numbers on the USPS tracking website or on Ship24, a universal tracking website.

USPS First Class Package Tracking

Just like the USPS Priority Mail, First Class Package tracking numbers consist of 22 digits as well and entering the tracking number can be done on the tracking website of USPS or on any tracking website.

USPS Priority Mail International Tracking

The tracking number of USPS Priority Mail International contains 13 digits with the first two letters following the format of EMS, followed by a 9-digit number, and ending with "US". You can get USPS tracking notifications directly on their website or by entering your tracking numbers in the search field above.

USPS Priority Mail Express International Tracking

USPS Priority Mail Express International tracking number is similar to the Priority Mail International tracking number. They both start with two capital letters, then by a 9-digit number, and end with "US".

USPS Global Express Guaranteed Tracking

The USPS Global Express Guaranteed tracking number consists of 10 digits and it is considered to be the fastest way to send packages internationally. You can get your USPS tracking from this service directly on their website or on the homepage of Ship24.

USPS Tracking Number Format

The USPS tracking number format consists of 20 to 22 digits that uniquely identify each package or mail item. The tracking number format for USPS express services typically begins with two letters, followed by nine digits, and ends with "US." This tracking number is also known as the US Mail Service Tracking Number or label or article number.

It is essential to keep this USPS tracking number safe and secure to be able to track the shipment's status throughout the delivery process. There are several different types of USPS tracking numbers, including those for Priority Mail Express, First-Class Package Service, and Express Mail. Each of these tracking numbers has a specific format that can be used to determine the type of shipment being tracked.

USPS Tracking Number Examples

  • USPS Tracking: 9401 5125 8912 4127 1539 27
  • First-Class Mail®: tracking is not available for this service.
  • Priority Mail®: 9405 6193 1872 9849 8919 38
  • Priority Mail Express®: EE 731 812 918 US
  • First Class Package®: 9210 4591 9103 3901 41
  • First-Class Mail International®: tracking is not available for this service.
  • Priority Mail Express International®: EC 812 975 383 US
  • Priority Mail International®: EK 498 981 641 US
  • Global Express Guaranteed®: 82 457 341 90

USPS Tracking Notifications

When you enter a USPS tracking number onto a tracking site, all updates will ultimately be provided by the USPS delivery service, but you can keep up to date with all of those through the Ship24 tracking web page. It should be taken into consideration, by the way, what status updates from USPS mean.

To understand a USPS package event update effectively, the USPS tracking notification is listed below:

Notifications/Status Description
Shipping Label Created, USPS Awaiting Item The package's shipping label is made, and it will be transferred to a USPS facility soon.
Arrived at Post Office The package is at a local office and is ready to be delivered.
Arrived at USPS Regional Facility The package has reached a regional facility or a distribution centre.
Departed USPS Regional Facility The package has left a regional facility or a distribution centre.
Arrived at USPS Facility The package has reached one of USPS' facilities.
Processed Through Facility The package has been processed or registered at a facility and is ready to be shipped overseas.
In Transit to Next Facility The package is on its way to another facility.
Arrived Shipping Partner Facility, USPS Awaiting Item The package has been picked up by a third-party courier and will soon be delivered to USPS for the final delivery.
Departed Shipping Partner Facility, USPS Awaiting Item The package has left the third-party courier and is on its way to USPS for the final delivery.
Out for Delivery The package is being delivered.
Out for Delivery, Expected Delivery by The package is being delivered and will be delivered at the given time.
Delivered, In/At Mailbox The mail, postcard, or package is in your mailbox and has been delivered to you.

When you track your USPS tracking numbers on Ship24, your tracking results will your tracking number, tracking notifications, and additional information regarding your packages.

USPS Tracking Notifications

What does "Alert" mean on my tracking status?

In the case where your USPS tracking notification says "Alert", it means that there will be a delay in the arrival of your package due to inclement weather or natural disasters in the area.

USPS tracking number not updating

When the USPS tracking order or package is not being updated, it could be because the package has been registered for a tracking number but USPS has not received the package yet. Another case would be that USPS has received the package but has not scanned the package. Wait a few hours before tracking the package again.

Also, double-check the tracking number that you have entered. In some cases, a missing or mistyped letter or number could affect the results of the package you're tracking.

If tracking is still not available after a few days, there could be some issues with deliveries. In that case, it is best to contact the USPS customer team for assistance.

Where can I find my USPS tracking number?

To find your USPS tracking number, here are five convenient places to find it:

Firstly, check your USPS shipping receipt. This is a common place for the tracking number to be printed. Alternatively, if you made your purchase online, your confirmation email should include the tracking information. If you have already received your package, the tracking number may be printed on the outside of the box or envelope.

In case you are not the sender of the package and need to track it, you can request the tracking number from the sender themselves.

Lastly, if you provided your phone number when you shipped the package, USPS may have sent you a text message with your tracking number.

Has the USPS changed international services on its packages?

The USPS has made some changes to the names of international service options recently which should be noted by customers looking to use USPS services.

USPS International Service Options

The following changes are listed below for consumer knowledge while making package delivery purchasing decisions with the USPS:

  • Airmail - also known as Letter Post - is now called First-Class Mail International. This type of mail covers small packages weighing up to four pounds, or 1.8 kilograms.
  • Air package Post has been replaced by Priority Mail International (PMI)
  • United States package Service - Supplied mailing boxes for Priority and Express mail are now able to be used for international use.
  • Global Express is now Express Mail International, while Global Express Guaranteed is unchanged.
  • Economy package Post has been discontinued.

How long does the USPS package take to deliver?

There is no exact estimated time of delivery for the USPS orders or packages as the volume and the location of the packages may vary. Although, all USPS packages are deemed to be delivered by 5:00 pm local time on Mondays to Saturdays with an exception of Priority Mail Express and Amazon packages, which are delivered on Sundays.

USPS Domestic Service Delivery Time

USPS Domestic Services Delivery Time
First Class Mail 1 to 5 working days
First Class Package Service 1 to 3 working days
Priority Mail 1 to 3 working days
Priority Mail Express 1 to 2 days (usually gets delivered on Sunday)
USPS Retail Ground 2 to 8 working days
Media Mail, Bound Printed Matter, and Library Mail 2 to 8 working days
Package Select and Package Select Lightweight 2 to 9 working days

USPS International Service Options Delivery Time

USPS International Services Delivery Time
First Class Mail International varies on destination
First Class Package International varies on destination
Priority Mail Express International 3 to 5 business days
Priority Mail International 6 to 10 business days
Global Express Guaranteed 1 to 3 business days

How do I complain about my USPS package shipment?

While Ship24 can help with all your US Postal service shipment tracking needs internationally, if you have an issue with your package handling or the courier, you must contact USPS directly. Ship24 can offer you the latest status and location updates. But, if your package is stuck, delayed, or having another issue, contacting the courier directly is the best solution to resolve your issue.

Does USPS deliver on Sunday?

In an age where all services can be accessed 24 hours a day 7 days a week, USPS is known for its weekend deliveries. On Sundays, USPS delivers USPS Priority Mail Express (USPS Overnight) and Amazon packages. When choosing the USPS Priority Mail Express service, expect your packages to arrive by 10:30 am and at the latest at 6:30 pm.

USPS Tracking Customer Service

If you encounter any issues with your USPS tracking, the best way to get assistance is by contacting USPS customer service. They can assist you with a variety of issues such as missing packages, delivery status updates, and shipping inquiries.

USPS Customer Service

You can reach USPS customer service by phone or email, and they are available from Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.

  • For Domestic and International tracking: 1-800-222-1811
  • For general inquiries or issues: 1-800-275-8777 (This is the main customer service number and also the number that has a higher chance to get you connected to a real USPS customer service representative).

About the United States Postal Service (USPS)

Established in 1775, the United States Postal Service (USPS) stands as one of America's oldest government agencies. The USPS offers a range of services to the public, from delivering mail and letters to packages and other postal items. With more than two centuries worth of experience, you can count on reliable service and trustworthiness with USPS.

Located in the heart of Washington D.C., the United States Postal Service offers a vast network of post offices, processing and delivery centers, and vehicles that provide fast shipping to millions of customers nationwide. Whether you need stamps, money orders or packing supplies - USPS has it all! With its diverse range of services available at your fingertips, you can be sure that they have everything covered when it comes to postal needs.

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