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    • USPS Tracking
    • About USPS
    • USPS Tracking Domestic
    • USPS Tracking International
    • How to Track USPS Packages
    • USPS Tracking Number
    • What Do USPS Tracking Statuses Mean?
    • USPS Tracking API
    • FAQs on USPS Tracking and Delivery 
    • Contact USPS Customer Service

    USPS Tracking

    The United States Postal Service (USPS) offers a specialized service known as USPS Tracking, aimed at enhancing the mailing experience for its users. This system provides end-to-end monitoring, allowing customers to have real-time visibility into the status and location of their packages.

    For domestic shipments, including those to Diplomatic Post Offices, Fleet Post Offices, Army Post Offices, and various U.S. territory zip codes, USPS Tracking is predominantly available. Customers receive a unique tracking number which, when entered on the USPS Tracking website, provides up-to-date information and other essential details about their shipment.

    About USPS

    The United States Postal Service (USPS), also referred to as US Mail, Post Office, and Postal Service, is an independent entity of the U.S. federal government's executive branch. Despite its independent operation, it holds the distinction of being one of the few agencies explicitly authorized by the Constitution. With over 34,000 retail locations, USPS is unmatched in its reach, delivering to every address nationwide. Its vast network manages almost half of the world's mail, making it the largest postal system by volume.

    Headquartered in Washington, DC, near the iconic National Mall, USPS has established relationships with global giants, including Amazon, its most significant client in 2019. Beyond its logistical achievements, USPS stands as a symbol of unity in the U.S., known for its dependable, affordable, and secure mail services, binding the nation together.

    USPS Tracking Domestic

    USPS has a wide range of shipping options available for its customers, both local and international.

    For domestic shipping, customers can choose from the following options.

    Feature Service Description Price Delivery Speed
    Fastest Delivery Speed Priority Mail Express® Sending an item urgently for next-day or 2-day delivery. From $28.75 Next-Day to 2-Day
    Priority Mail® Sending crucial items for 1-3 business day delivery.

    - Flat Rate Envelope: From $9.65

    - USPS Mailing Box (Flat Rate): From $10.20

    - Your Own Box By Weight/Zone: From $9.35

    1-3 business days
    Simple, Affordable, Reliable USPS Ground Advantage™ Low rates for packages with expected delivery in 2-5 business days From $4.75 2–5 business days
    Postcards & Envelops First-Class Mail® Mailing a flat envelope, either standard (under 3.5 oz) or large (under 13 oz), that's easily bendable.

    - From $0.51 (postcards)

    - From $0.66 (letters)

    - From $1.35 (large envelopes)

    1-5 Business Days
    Only at the Post Office Media Mail® Sending just books (or qualified media) for the lowest cost. From $3.92 2-8 Business Days

    All the mentioned services, except for First-Class Mail®, come with tracking. For First-Class Mail®, you can get delivery confirmation by adding services like Certified Mail.

    USPS Tracking International

    For international customers, USPS offers the following range of delivery options.

    Feature Service Description Price Delivery Speed
    Fastest Delivery Speed Global Express Guaranteed® (GXC®) Sending an item urgently that must arrive in a few days. From $71.10 1-3 business days (1 business day to many destinations in Canada)
    Priority Mail Express International® Sending crucial items that must arrive in under a week.

    From $54.75

    3–5 business days
    Affordable Options Priority Mail International® Sending packages that weigh over 4 lbs. From $30.35 6–10 business days
    First Class Package International Service®

    Sending a package or large envelope under 4 lbs, valued below $400.

    From $15.75


    Varies by destination
    Best for Documents or Printed Materials Only First Class Mail International® Sending a document envelope weighing less than 15.994 oz. From $3.00 Varies by destination
    Airmail M-Bags® If you're an international student in the U.S. looking to ship many books back home. From $55.00 Varies by destination

    USPS international tracking varies depending on the package's destination. Some countries provide detailed tracking updates, while others might offer limited or no information once the package leaves the U.S. It's important to check tracking capabilities for each destination before shipping.

    Service Tracking service
    Global Express Guaranteed® (GXC®) Included to all destinations
    Priority Mail Express International® USPS Tracking*
    Priority Mail International® USPS Tracking*
    First Class Package International Service® E-USPS DELCON INTL® service to select destinations only
    First Class Mail International® Not available
    Airmail M-Bags® USPS Tracking*

    *USPS Tracking:  Limitations may apply for certain destinations.

    How to Track USPS Packages

    Tracking USPS shipments can be done through the following primary methods.

    1. Through the Official USPS Website

    USPS tracking service lets its customers keep a check on their packages throughout their entire journey. This service is available for both domestic and international deliveries. Checking your shipment status is easy with USPS.

    • Go to the official USPS website.

    USPS tracking page

    • Locate the tracking section.
    • Enter the tracking number.
    • Click the Track icon.
    • Then the next page will display the current status and tracking history of your parcel.

    USPS tracking status

    • (Optional) For more detailed information or additional tracking features, you might consider signing in to your account.

    Alternatively, you can directly log on to the USPS tracking page to track your shipment.

    2. Through the USPS Mobile®

    USPS also brings its customers more convenience by letting them track their packages through the USPS Mobile®.

    the USPS Mobile®

    Here are the steps to track parcels via the USPS mobile app.

    • Download the USPS mobile app from your device's app store.
    • Open the app and select "Track & Manage" or similar.
    • Enter the tracking number.
    • Tap Track or the search icon to view the parcel's status.
    • (Optional) Enable notifications for updates.

    Note: App features might vary; always check the latest app version for accurate steps.

    3. Through USPS Text Tracking™

    USPS Text Tracking™ allows you to receive package status updates via text messages. Be aware that regular text and data fees might apply based on your mobile plan. Here's how you can access this feature.

    From your phone:

    • Basic Tracking: Text your package's tracking number to 28777 (2USPS). In response, USPS will send you the most recent update for your package.
    • Specific Updates with Keywords: By texting your tracking number and a specific keyword to 28777 (2USPS), you can get particular details about your shipment. For a breakdown of how to use these keywords, refer to the USPS Text Tracking™ page.

    4. Through TrackingMore

    TrackingMore solves all your problems with shipment tracking. Being a global tracking tool, TrackingMore can conduct your USPS international tracking seamlessly.

    Here are the steps to track your USPS parcels on TrackingMore.

    • Go to TrackingMore’s website and click the “Carriers” tab.
    • Choose “USPS” from the provided carrier list and redirect to this USPS tracking page.

    TrackingMore USPS tracking page

    • Enter your USPS tracking number and click Track.
    • View detailed tracking information and real-time updates.

    TrackingMore USPS tracking status

    With its auto-update feature, TrackingMore will immediately provide you with the tracking status of not only the USPS parcels but also the parcels from other carriers. TrackingMore is a shipment-tracking platform integrated with over 1,100 carriers, including USPS, UPS and FedEx. For business, eCommerce sellers can integrate TrackingMore's powerful tracking API into their system to offer smooth tracking service for their customers to enhance their post-journey, which leads to optimized customer satisfaction.

    USPS Tracking Number

    Tracking numbers provide you with a convenient way of keeping a check on your shipments during their transit.

    A USPS tracking number is a combination of letters and numbers provided by the sender or the USPS Post Office when you drop off a package at their office. This tracking number can be used to monitor the movement of the package throughout its journey until its final destination.

    USPS Tracking Number Formats and Examples

    The format of the tracking number depends on which shipping service is used. Below are the formats and examples of the tracking number for each USPS shipping service.

    Shipping service Format Example
    USPS Tracking® 22 numbers: 9400 1xxx 9400 1000 0000 0000 0000 00
    Priority Mail® 22 numbers 9205 5000 0000 0000 0000 00
    Certified Mail® 22 numbers 9407 3000 0000 0000 0000 00
    Collect On Delivery Hold For Pickup 22 numbers 9303 3000 0000 0000 0000 00
    Global Express Guaranteed® 11 numbers 82 000 000 00
    Priority Mail Express International® 2 letters +9 numbers + 2 letters EC 000 000 000 US
    Priority Mail Express®

    - 22 numbers

    - 2 letters +9 numbers + 2 letters

    - 9270 1000 0000 0000 0000 00
    - EA 000 000 000 US
    Priority Mail International® 2 letters +9 numbers + 2 letters CP 000 000 000 US
    Registered Mail™ 22 numbers 9208 8000 0000 0000 0000 00
    Signature Confirmation™ 22 numbers 9202 1000 0000 0000 0000 00

    FAQs on USPS Tracking Number

    • How long is a USPS tracking number?

    A typical USPS tracking number will be a combination of 22 digits or characters consisting of numerical digits and alphabetic letters. Depending on the shipping service you select, the USPS tracking number can be either 11 or 13 digits long.

    • Where to find my USPS tracking number?

    You can locate your USPS tracking number at the following places.

         - On the shipping receipt provided by your Post Office™

         - On the sales receipt, if you purchased insurance at the Post Office™

         - From the confirmation email, if you have used for your shipping

         - On the confirmation email sent to you by your online retailer

         - From the bottom portion of your USPS Tracking® label

    • How soon after shipping will I get the USPS tracking number?

    Your USPS tracking number will be provided as soon as your sender books a shipment with USPS to be delivered.

    Moreover, if you book a shipment personally with USPS, either through the pick-up service or by visiting the company’s post office, the receipt will have your item’s tracking number.

    • How to track a USPS package without a tracking number?

    You have very limited options available in case you lose your tracking number. The best way to track your shipment without a tracking number is by setting up a Delivery Account with USPS. This free service will let you preview your mail digitally, manage your shipment deliveries, and track them.

    All you need to do is:

    1. Set up an account with USPS and sign up for free in their Informed Delivery section.
    2. Enter your address here to determine if it is eligible. If eligible, log in to your account and select ‘Informed Delivery’.
    3. Select the option of ‘Enroll’, then scroll down to the Informed Delivery box.
    4. Answer the identity verification questions.

    Following these steps will allow you to track your packages through USPS’s online dashboard.

    What Do USPS Tracking Statuses Mean?

    Before you track your UPS package, ensure you understand the various USPS tracking statuses. 

    Tracking Status



    The package was delivered on a recorded time, delivery date, and location and should be in your mailbox.

    In Transit / Arrived at USPS Facility / Departed USPS Facility

    The item is being processed and transported to your delivering Post Office™.

    Out for Delivery

    The package is currently with your delivery service and is expected to arrive today.

    Arrived, Departed or Picked Up by Shipping Partner Facility, USPS Awaiting Item / On its Way to USPS

    USPS hasn't received the package yet. It was either collected by a delivery collaborator or entered/left their location. This partner will soon transfer the package to USPS for further processing and final delivery.

    Insufficient Address / No Such Number

    The package is on its way back to the sender due to an issue with the delivery address, which may be incomplete, incorrect, or missing some details, preventing successful delivery.

    No Access to Delivery Location

    Delivery was incomplete because the carrier could not access the location.

    Notice Left (No Authorized Recipient Available)

    The package needed a signature, but no one was present to provide it. The delivery person left a PS Form 3849 Redelivery Notice. A second delivery attempt won't be made automatically.

    Available for Pickup

    The package couldn't be delivered and is now ready for collection at your nearby Post Office™ during its operational hours. You or a person you authorize can pick it up. Redelivery for this item isn't an option.

    Shipping Label Created, USPS Awaiting Item / Pre-Shipment Info Sent to USPS Awaiting Item

    A shipping label with a USPS Tracking® number has been generated, but the package hasn't been handed over to USPS yet. Once they receive it, it will undergo processing and then be sent to the local Post Office™ for delivery.

    Arrived at Post Office

    The package has reached the local Post Office and is getting ready for delivery. It's expected to be delivered either today or by the next working day of the postal service.

    USPS in Possession of Item

    USPS has collected or taken possession of the package and started the preparation for its journey to your local Post Office. The package is en route.

    Forwarded / Forwarded Processed

    The package is being rerouted to another address because of an address change request or it arrived at the incorrect Post Office for delivery.

    Redelivery Scheduled / Reminder to Schedule Redelivery of your Item

    A redelivery was arranged, or you've been reminded to set up a redelivery before the package gets sent back to its origin.

    Delivery Status Not Updated / Awaiting Delivery Scan

    The package wasn't marked as "Delivered" within 14 hours after being listed as "Out for Delivery."

    Notice Left (No Secure Location Available)

    The delivery person couldn't find a safe location to place the package, so it was taken back to the Post Office. A second delivery attempt won't be automatically made for this package.

    Held at Post Office, At Customer Request

    The package is retained at the nearby Post Office due to reasons like a USPS Hold Mail® request, a Hold for Pickup directive, or USPS Delivery Instructions®. Redelivery isn't an option for this item.

    Delivery Status not updated

    The item has arrived for delivery but has yet to be processed.

    Shipment Received, Package Acceptance Pending

    A mail center has taken in a container or pallet with several packages, but the processing hasn't begun. When the container gets opened, every package inside will be scanned to show it's been accepted by the postal service.

    USPS Tracking API

    A tracking API is designed to improve customer satisfaction by ensuring customers remain updated regarding one shipment and all USPS shipments under their name. USPS Tracking API provides detailed tracking delivery and status information for USPS shipments. 

    Why should I use TrackingMore API instead?

    TrackingMore’s parcel tracking API is one of the most advanced tracking APIs globally. Its ability to integrate 1100+ shipping couriers simultaneously has become a top choice for many leading international brands, like Shein, Kaufland, and DJI. With TrackingMore, you can track up to 50 shipments at once, whereas USPS supports tracking for only 35 shipments at a time.

    Here are the advantages of TrackingMore API.

    • Unified Tracking for 1,100+ Carriers: TrackingMore provides a single dashboard connecting you to over 1,100 delivery services worldwide.
    • Reliable API Uptime: With a commitment to maintaining 99.9% uptime for its API updates, TrackingMore ensures customers receive timely shipment tracking information.
    • Round-the-clock Support: TrackingMore's dedicated support team is always available to assist with API integration concerns.
    • Diverse Language Support: Developers can integrate TrackingMore's API using various programming languages, including Python, Java, and Nord.js.

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    FAQs on USPS Tracking and Delivery 

    USPS provides guidance and support to a number of clients’ issues regarding tracking and delivery.

    • When is tracking information available?

    As soon as scans become available, tracking information will be duly updated.

    • Why is my tracking status not updating?

    Once your package is scanned, it can take 24 hours for the tracking system to update information on your shipment. There could be delays due to other factors, such as bad weather conditions.

    • Does USPS update tracking on the weekend?

    Even though certain mail services will deliver packages on the weekend, the tracking information may not constantly be updated on a Sunday unless Priority Mail Express is used.

    • My package status says ‘Delivered’, but I have not received it.

    It was possibly delivered to another location. Before lodging a complaint to our customer service, it is best to check your front and back doors, inside the mailbox, in your apartment’s common area, or in a neighbor’s office.

    • What can I do if my mail isn’t delivered?

    Recheck the delivery protocol of the shipping service you selected. Then compare this with your product information and check the status of delayed mail and packages to determine why your mail could be delayed.

    • For how long does USPS show my package’s tracking?

    USPS typically retains your package tracking history for up to 120 days. The tracking history may be retained for up to 2 years for different services.

    • How Long Does it Take For USPS to Deliver?

    For domestic shipping services, the delivery time is as follows.

    Mail Service

    Delivery Time

    Priority Mail Express

    1-2 days (guaranteed)

    Priority Mail

    1-3 working days

    First-Class Mail

    1-5 business days

    First-Class Package Service

    2-5 business days

    USPS Retail Ground

    2-5 business days

    Parcel Select Ground

    2-5 business days

    Parcel Select Lightweight

    2-8 business days

    Package services

    2-8 business days

    Periodicals and Marketing Mail

    3-10 business days

    For international shipping services, the expected delivery time is as follows.

    Mail Service

    Delivery Time

    Global Express Guaranteed

    1 business day to Canada, 1-3 business days to others

    Priority Mail Express International

    3-5 business days

    Priority Mail International

    6-10 business days

    First-Class Package International Service

    Varies by destination

    First-Class Mail International

    Varies by destination

    Contact USPS Customer Service

    Contact method Information Hours of Operation
    Call 1-800-ASK-USPS® (1-800-275-8777) Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET Saturdays: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
    Email USPS® Customer Service

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