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USPS Tracking Number:

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.  If you have any problems (or) issues regarding Tracking Your package with USPS Package Tracking.

How does the 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 notify us electronically that we should expect a package. It continues with USPS( https://www.usps.com/) 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.

How to find my tracking number?

1) You're Post Office shipping receipt.
2) You're sales receipt if you bought insurance at the Post Office.
3) You're email confirmation if you shipped from USPS.com.
4) The shipping confirmation email you received from an online retailer.
5) The bottom peel-off portion of your USPS Tracking label.

How to use USPS Tracking:

Once you enter the tracking number of an item(s) 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.

How to receive automatic notifications:

If you have an item’s tracking number, enter it at the USPS Tracking website. If available, click “Text & Email Updates” to expand that section and follow the directions. Also, the USPS Text Tracking has detailed directions on requesting notifications by only sending a text message to 28777 (USPS). Email and text update requests are active for a period of 2 weeks following the request. After that time, the request will be closed. Once the item is delivered, you won't receive further notifications.
I'm not receiving any notification emails or texts: You may not receive any updates or status emails or texts if there are no new shipment updates or the email address entered was incorrect. To be certain that you are experiencing an issue, visit the USPS Tracking page and enter the tracking number. If no new event information is available, then there would be no messages for USPS to send. If there is new event information and you haven’t received it, then try submitting another notification request. If you requested email notifications and are having problems, also try looking in your spam/junk mail folder. If enabled, the junk mail should be checked to ensure emails from the Postal Service are allowed.

How long are records kept for tracking?


The records of mail classes and services, including access to package history and Proof of Delivery when available, are stored in the system for the life of the package data:
Mail Class and ServicesRecord Storage
USPS Tracking Service120 days
Signature Confirmation Service1 year
Priority Mail Express Service2 years
Certified Mail Service2 years
Registered Mail Service2 years
Numbered International Mail Services2 years
Adult Signature Required/Adult Signature Restricted Delivery Mail Services2 years

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