In this section, you will learn how to track your parcels or mail sent by the US Postal Service, called the USPS - United States Postal Service, and also what kinds of mailings there are.
With the help of this service, you can track and trace your parcels and goods sent by the USPS postal service in no time.
How to trace the USPS tracking numbers?
Tracing the transportation and delivery of the parcel by the USPS postal service is quite simple: for this you need to enter the barcode identifier (tracking number) in the "# Tracking Number" box. In most cases, it contains 13 characters, among which are letters and numbers. You can find this identifier or an alphanumeric number of a postal item on the waybill, it is located under the inscription "USPS TRACKING #" and a bar code. At the introduction, pay attention to the fact that capital Latin letters should be used. After its introduction press the button "Track" or press "Enter".
What are the tracking numbers?
When registering USPS, all parcels and letters are assigned a unique number. In most cases, these numbers are assigned in accordance with the standard S10 of the Universal Postal Union and contain 13 characters. The first two letters are letters of the Latin alphabet, followed by 9 digits, after which the tracking number two letters of the Latin alphabet, indicating the code of the sending state, complete. For the US, these are the letters US.
Also, depending on the type of mailing, there are such kinds of tracking numbers USPS:
USPS Tracking - 0300 0000 0000 0000 0000, 9400 1000 0000 0000 0000 00;
Types of USPS parcels
USPS Priority Mail. This type of mail is the simplest and most common in the United States. It comes to the usual post office, which corresponds to the index indicated in the appointment. On the territory of destination country, its delivery will be handled by postal service of destination country. After the parcel arrives at the post office warehouse, the recipient receives a notification regarding the status of the parcel. To receive the parcel, you need to take an identity document (passport, passport or other document temporarily replacing the passport), and will be in the specified post office. If you do not receive a parcel, but a letter, it can simply be put in your mailbox as usual correspondence.
Such postal items start with the letter "C", "R" or "L" and look like this:
The marking with the Latin letter "C" means a regular parcel, which can be tracked without any problems.
The lettering with the Latin letter "R" denotes a registered (registered) postal item, which can be traced after import.
Marking the Latin letter "L" means that this is a simple letter that is untraceable.
The delivery time for such a mail item is from 2 to 5 weeks.
USPS Express Mail. This is a postal express. It consists in the fact that the courier brings it to the specified address of the recipient and gives it out on receipt. The marking of such items has the first Latin letter "E".
The tracking numbers of similar postal items look something like this:
Please note that the Express items can also have an internal number, which starts with the Latin letter "C". By this number, tracking is possible only in the United States.
The delivery time for such an item varies from two to five weeks.
USPS Global Express Guaranteed. Such parcel is a guaranteed express mail. This is the fastest type of USPS mail. Delivery time is usually from 1 to 3 weeks. At the address of the consignee specified at the time of departure, it will be brought by the courier of the FedEx service.
USPS First Class Mail/USPS Priority Flat Rate Envelope/Intl Priority Airmail. This mail is used to send small parcels or packages. The delivery time of this item is 1-2 months. Unfortunately, such a postal item is not tracked in any way and is often lost.
Tracking Status of USPS parcel
Tracking by USPS tracking number can have the following statuses:
- Electronic Shipping Info Received. This status means that USPS has received information about your mail, but it has not yet arrived at the warehouse of the office. Such status is the initial stage of sending a mail item.
- Accepted. This status is the second stage and means that the postal item has arrived at the post office warehouse of the USPS.
- Arrival at the unit. This status means that the mail is at intermediate delivery points in the United States.
- International Dispatch. This status means that the mail went outside the US.
- Arrived Abroad. This status means that the mail arrived in the destination country.
- Delivered Abroad.This status means that the mail was delivered to the recipient.
Why I can not track my parcel?
How to track by number if your tracking request failed? The USPS mail service operates smoothly and reliably, so situations where it is impossible to track a parcel are quite rare and are most often caused by two reasons:
Incorrectly entered tracking number in the window "# Tracking number". Carefully check the correctness of its introduction.
The parcel has not yet been registered in the USPS database. According to the rules of this postal service, the parcel will be registered in the database within 24 hours after it was sent. Try again to track the parcel to the tracking number the next day.