USPS Tracking

USPS Tracking

The United States Postal Service (USPS), commonly referred to as the Post Office, U.S. Mail, or Postal Service, is an autonomous agency within the executive branch of the federal government of the United States.
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How to track my USPS Packages?

There are two main options for monitoring packages shipped through USPS: third-party tracking platforms and the official website or mobile app. If you choose to use a third-party tracking tool, AfterShip Tracking Page is a convenient choice. On the other hand, you can also utilize the official channels offered by USPS. The USPS tracking service website provides three different methods to track USPS parcels. To summarize, here are these methods:

Track USPS Packages with AfterShip Tracking Page

  1. Find your tracking number: simply refer to the emails or confirmation messages you received when placing your order. Typically, the shipping company or online retailer will provide you with this number.
  2. Visit the AfterShip Tracking Page: With just a single click, you can effortlessly track packages from numerous shipping companies with ease.
  3. Enter your tracking number: On the tracking page, enter your USPS Certified Mail tracking number and click the "Track" button;
  4. Review tracking information: After a moment, the website will display the current status of your package, including its last known location and estimated delivery date.

Track USPS Packages on the Official Website

  1. Access the Official Website: Navigate to the official website of USPS and locate the tracking section. Here, you can conveniently input your tracking number.
  2. Enter your tracking number: To effectively monitor the progress of your package, it is crucial to promptly request the tracking number from the seller once they have shipped your item through USPS.
  3. Start Tracking: Simply click on the "Track" button after entering your USPS tracking number. This action will instantly direct you to a dedicated page that offers comprehensive details regarding the current status of your package.
  4. Stay Updated on Parcel Status: On the tracking page, you will discover up-to-date logistics information about your shipment. This valuable data encompasses the precise location of your package, its shipping history, estimated delivery date, and any possible delays that might have occurred during transit.

What follows is a diagram to help you better understand the entire process. This is a screenshot captured in the usps tracking page.

How to track USPS Priority Mail

Priority Mail is a speedy and cost-effective package delivery service in the US. It ensures prompt delivery within 1-3 days to any destination. USPS Tracking is provided for free with Priority Mail shipments.

  1. Use our AfterShip Tracking Page for a quick and safe search.
  2. Visit the official website of USPS and enter your tracking number without any special characters.

Your shipment details will appear in the search results. If you've misplaced your tracking number, visit the nearest post office and request it.

Other Ways to Track your USPS Packages and Mails

  • By text: Send a message with your tracking number to 28777 (2USPS).
  • By smartphone: Download the USPS Mobile app for iPhone and Android.
  • By phone: Visit Contact USPS for the phone number and hours of operation. For TDD/TTY, call 1-800-877-8339. Automated information is available 24/7.

USPS Tracking Number

USPS tracking relies on a specific tracking number to keep you informed about the journey of your package until it is delivered.

Where can I find my USPS tracking number?

  • Post Office shipping receipt;

  • Sales receipt from the Post Office if you purchased insurance;

  • Email confirmation from if you shipped through their website;
  • Shipping confirmation email from an online retailer;
  • The bottom peel-off section of your USPS Tracking label.

What does my tracking number look like?

Here are some examples of USPS tracking number formats:

  • USPS Tracking Number: 9400 1000 0000 0000 0000 00
  • Priority Mail Tracking Number: 9205 5000 0000 0000 0000 00
  • Certified Mail Tracking Number: 9407 3000 0000 0000 0000 00
  • Collect On Delivery Hold For Pickup Tracking Number: 9303 3000 0000 0000 0000 00
  • Global Express Guaranteed Tracking Number: 82 000 000 00
  • Priority Mail Express International Tracking Number: EC 000 000 000 US
  • Priority Mail Express Tracking Number: 9270 1000 0000 0000 0000 00 or EA 000 000 000 US
  • Priority Mail International Tracking Number: CP 000 000 000 US

USPS Tracking Statuses

Status Description
Delivered The package has been delivered to the specified location.
In Transit The package is currently being processed or transported to the delivering Post Office.
Arrived at USPS Facility The package has arrived at a USPS facility for processing.
Departed USPS Facility The package has left a USPS facility en route to its destination.
Out for Delivery The package has been prepared for delivery and will be delivered by a carrier today.
On its Way to USPS The package is with a shipping partner or in transit to a USPS facility for processing and delivery.
Insufficient Address/No Such Number The package is being returned due to an incomplete or incorrect address.
No Access to Delivery Location Delivery was not possible due to various reasons, and a reattempt will be made the next business day.
Notice Left (No Authorized Recipient Available) A signature is required, but no one was available. Redelivery or pickup options are provided.
Available for Pickup The package is available for pickup at the local Post Office during business hours.
Shipping Label Created, USPS Awaiting Item A shipping label has been created, but the package has not yet been received by USPS.
Arrived at Post Office The package has arrived at the recipient's local Post Office and is being prepared for delivery.
USPS in Possession of Item USPS has received the package and is processing it for transport.
Forwarded/Forwarded Processed The package is being forwarded to a different address or the correct Post Office for delivery.
Redelivery Scheduled/Reminder to Schedule Redelivery A redelivery is scheduled or a reminder is sent to schedule a redelivery.
Delivery Status Not Updated/Awaiting Delivery Scan No delivery status update recorded within 18 hours of an "Out for Delivery" status.
Notice Left (No Secure Location Available) The carrier couldn't find a secure place to leave the package and return it to the Post Office.
Held at Post Office, At Customer Request The package is being held at the local Post Office based on customer request.
Shipment Received, Package Acceptance Pending A postal facility has received a container of multiple packages, but individual processing has not started.

US Postal Service Types

USPS provides a wide range of services, including:

  1. Mail & Shipping Services: includes all mail and shipping options for domestic delivery. Customers can choose from a variety of services such as First-Class Mail, Marketing Mail, Periodicals, Media Mail, Package Services, Priority Mail, and USPS Retail Ground.
  2. International Shipping Services: specialized services designed specifically for international shipping, including Global Express Guaranteed, Priority Mail Express International, Priority Mail International, First-Class Package International Service, and Airmail M-Bags. These services offer fast and reliable delivery to destinations around the world.
  3. Business Shipping Services: offers several services geared towards businesses, including Premium Forwarding Service, Every Door Direct Mail, PO Box and Street Addressing, and Click-N-Ship. These services enable businesses to manage their mailing and shipping needs more efficiently.
  4. Tracking Services: United States Postal Service tracking provides customers with real-time updates on the status of their packages, including information on when a package is shipped, delivered, and if there are any exceptions or delays during transit.
  5. Insurance & Extra Services: provides additional services that customers can purchase for added security and protection when sending items through the mail. These services include Certified Mail, Collect on Delivery (COD), Insured Mail, Registered Mail, Signature Confirmation, Adult Signature Required, Return Receipt, and Restricted Delivery.

These categories provide a comprehensive overview of the different types of services offered by USPS and help customers choose the most appropriate service based on their specific needs.

USPS Customer Services

Contact USPS Customer Services (U.S. Only)

Hours of Operation

  • Monday – Friday 8 AM – 8:30 PM ET
  • Saturday 8 AM – 6 PM ET

Contact USPS Technical Support

Hours of Operation

  • Monday – Friday 8 AM – 8:30 PM ET
  • Saturday 8 AM – 6 PM ET

Contact Domestic & International USPS Tracking

Hours of Operation

  • Monday – Friday 8 AM – 8:30 PM ET
  • Saturday 8 AM – 6 PM ET

United States Postal Service

The United States Postal Service (USPS), often referred to simply as the "Post Office," is an independent agency of the U.S. federal government responsible for providing postal services to the residents and businesses of the United States. Established in 1775, it's one of the oldest postal services in the world.

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