Track USPS

The USPS – United States Postal Service is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for providing postal service in the United States, including its insular areas and associated states.USPS Tracking Provide Live Status of Any USPS Parcel Live.

With you can fast track USPS® parcel going to anywhere in the universe. Whether the container is going across town, or beyond the world, you can track your package with our tracking assistance. Using our service is easy and straightforward to use. Simply enter your USPS® tracking number to begin the process.

After following the simple setup process, you will be able to immediately search packages from over a hundred couriers – both regional and international.

USPS Tracking

USPS Tracking Number Formats

All Possible USPS Tracking Number Formats

USPS Tracking® 9400 1000 0000 0000 0000 00
Priority Mail® 9205 5000 0000 0000 0000 00
Certified Mail® 9407 3000 0000 0000 0000 00
Collect On Delivery Hold For Pickup 9303 3000 0000 0000 0000 00
Global Express Guaranteed® 82 000 000 00


Priority Mail Express International® EC 000 000 000 US
Priority Mail Express® 9270 1000 0000 0000 0000 00
EA 000 000 000 US
Priority Mail International® CP 000 000 000 US
Registered Mail™ 9208 8000 0000 0000 0000 00
Signature Confirmation™ 9202 1000 0000 0000 0000 00

USPS Tracking Customer Care Number’s

Contact the Customer Care Center at 877-569-6614 or email [email protected] Contact the Postal One! Customer Care Center at (800) 522-9085 or [email protected]

Centralized Account Processing System (CAPS)

contact CAPS Service Center at 650-377-1334 or email [email protected].

Customers holding CAPS account can contact CAPS Service Center at 650-377-1334 or email [email protected]

Facilities Access and Shipment Tracking (FAST)

Contact the Customer Care Center at 877-569-6614 or email [email protected]

Mail Tracking & Reporting

Confirm®: (800) 238-3150 or [email protected]
Entry Information: (800) 238-3150 or [email protected]
Parcel Select Ground™ Performance: (877) 264-9693 PostalOne!®

Contact the PostalOne! Customer Care Center at (800) 522-9085 or [email protected]


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What are the different USPS Status Meaning while Tracking?

While Using tracking, you will find a variety of status in every event and places where your package will be moved by USPS or their Channel partner. Let see what kind of status arrive when packages are in a different stage of transit.


In Transit, Arriving Late:-

Arriving late means your usps package was scheduled to particular date but due to some issue your package was rescheduled and would not delivery on the schedule given during to order placed. What to do : Be calm , Ask for new date or automatically new date will be assigned to your package delayed by 1 or 2 days. This is happened at last phase of delivery where the package is about to deliver. For the Emergency, You can do to contact USPS helpline only if your package laying at USPS Regional Facility near you.


Arrived at USPS Facility :-

This can be also ‘Arrived at USPS Regional Origin Facility’. Both these mean that your usps package came to usps sorting facility from which that parcel would be connected for the usps facility or final local nearest usps facility for delivering you.


Departed USPS Regional Facility :-

This can be also ‘Departed Post Office’ and ‘In Transit to Next Facility’. Both these mean that Your package will move to further hub near you. You package will leave USPS Facility where it laying.


USPS in possession of item :-

This status means that your package was created by some other third party agent, distribution channel partner or shipping company. This possession status show that your package was hand over by that other shipping company to USPS.


Arrived Shipping Partner Facility, USPS Awaiting Item :-

This means your package received at your shipping company other than USPS. This will later hand over to USPS for delivering by the status of Departed Shipping Partner Facility, USPS Awaiting Item.


Departed Shipping Partner Facility, USPS Awaiting Item:-

This status arise in picture when your package is handling by two or more transport or shipping company. Mean of this status is One shpping Company is moving your package from their own premises to USPS Regional facility.


Shipping Label Created, USPS Awaiting Item :-

Your item is ready to move by USPS but order of your shipment initialized by other shipping company which hand over your package to USPS between transit.


USPS Awaiting Item :-

Means your package with other shipping comany that will handover your mail-piece to USPS in Future for delivering during transit.


Customs Clearance :-

This means your package is in process of Customs department in United States for duty checking like stuff. This status involve only in International shipping. ‘Inbound Into Customs’ is also included when your international package comes to United states. This will take time from 24 hours to a week based item and transporting country involve in transit.
Package can be stuck in Customs When :-

  • The delay in Customs clearance occurs when Missing or clerical issues in paperwork
  • Unspecified or wrongly narrated goods
  • Restricted items
  • Customs fees outstanding
  • Problems in contacting the recipient
  • Over valued shipment beyond the limit allowed.


Out for Delivery :-

This is the day of Package to be delivered to You. The delivery agent will call or arrive at your Premises.


Delivered :-

Package has been delivered to you or mail has be delivered to PO BOX.


USPS Awaiting Item :-

Means your package with other shipping comany that will handover your mail-piece to USPS in Future for delivering during transit.


USPS Pre-Shipment :-

The stage of package in infant stage. Will is First event when your package will be handover to USPS for transit. This status will come after or the same to Label created.


Returned To Sender :-

When delivery address is not mentioned properly ( insufficient address) or incorrect like door number or apartment number not mentioned or recipient not available or on long vacation , the package will be moved back to sender.

USPS Delivery Time

As we all understand that USPS offers many services and mail classes to its clients, and there are several time of support to deliver parcels through that assistance. Most of the clients don’t know about the delivery time and the main highlight of all the services and mail classes. Some of them are Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail, First-Class Mail, Retail Ground, Media Mail, etc.
So, here we’ll give you full detail about these mail-classes and services. Read the following passage to get penetrations into different mail types of USPS and their features:

Priority Mail Express:

  1. Delivers in 1 – 2 working days
  2. Offers money-back guarantee
  3. Price starts from $23.75
  4. Proceeds with $100 insurance
  5. Have access to Confirmation of delivery signature records and Tracking knowledge
  6. Overnight delivery program by 10:30 am
  7. Works for 365 days a year including Sunday and public vacation
  8. Maximum possible weight 70lbs
  9. Seal flat rate envelope with standard folds

Priority Mail

  1. Delivers in 1 – 3 working days, but not confirmed
  2. Delivery open from Monday to Saturday (public holidays not included)
  3. Price begins from $6.65 up to 70 lbs
  4. Have access to tracking knowledge
  5. Proceeds with $50 insurance
  6. No taxes for fuel for residential, rural, and regular Saturday deliveries
  7. Highest weight is 70 lbs.
  8. Maximum length and girth are 108.”
  9. The box flap of the Flat Rate Envelope or Box should be able to close within the standard folds.

First-Class Mail

  1. Delivers in 1 – 3 working days, but not promised
  2. Price is based on the size and weight of the parcel
  3. Offers the most suitable price for 13 oz mail service
  4. Merchandise value of $5,000 is covered with insurance
  5. Can be linked with other services for delivery acceptance
  6. Appropriate mail service for businesses

What is USPS Tracking®?

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.

  • What about International shipping products?
    Tracking is included with many — but not all — international products; however, destination restrictions can apply. To learn more about tracking options for international products, visit the International Mail & Shipping page.
  • What about First-Class Mail® letters?
    While end-to-end tracking is not available for First-Class Mail letters, you can purchase an Extra Service and get tracking information. Learn more about First-Class Mail options here.

What can I do if my mailpiece hasn’t been delivered?

First, please check the delivery standard for the mail class of your domestic item. You can find out the mail class by entering the USPS® Tracking number and looking up “Product Information.” Then compare your mail class and progress to what is found in the Mail Delivery Standards chart located in Delayed mail and packages?. The delivery standard chart indicates when your item should be delivered by and when we suggest you could email or call Customer Service regarding your item. Also, if your item has a status of “Alert,” a delay could have occurred because of weather-related and other natural disasters or events. In this case, please check USPS Service Alerts first.
Expected Delivery Window

When checking the status of your item, you may see a message about the Expected Delivery Window (ExDW). This window is a 2-hour slot of time when you can expect your package to arrive. Delivery within that time is not guaranteed, however, you may still receive your item by the end of the day if it does not arrive within the expected time slot. Check USPS Tracking® for updated information.

How does 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 notifies us electronically that we should expect a package. It continues with USPS 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.
When is tracking information available?

Scanning information is updated throughout the day as scans become available.
What does this tracking information mean? What can I do?

To get a better idea of what a specific status is and what it means for you, check the Scan Event Status page.
How do I add tracking to my item?

At a Post Office™: Once you pay postage on your qualifying shipping product at the Post Office retail counter, USPS Tracking® is automatically activated. Use the tracking number on your mailing receipt to then access delivery information. See “How do I access tracking information?

Online: Create an® online account to print USPS Tracking® labels, purchase mailing/shipping services, buy stamps, etc. The tracking label prints both the label affixed to the product AND a receipt with the tracking number. Access your account anytime to retrieve tracking information or status of your item.

Remember that when you pair a USPS Tracking® product with a compatible Extra Service, you can receive proof of delivery, such as a signature. See Domestic Extra Services and International Extra Services for details.

Whichever option you choose — at the Post Office retail counter or online at — you’ll have access to the same USPS Tracking® information. Just remember to hold on to your retail receipt! The Postal Service cannot track or locate an item without the tracking number.

What does a USPS Tracking® label look like?

USPS Tracking Retail Label
The tracking number is the series of numbers under the barcode.
Label 400, USPS Tracking Label, Front
For use by electronic option mailers; can be used at retail.
Image of retail label USPS Tracking USPS Tracking preprinted label

Preprinted USPS Tracking labels have a peel-off portion at the bottom that can be retained for records and tracking.

How do I access tracking information?

The type of tracking and delivery information available is based on the class of mail or add-on services you purchased at the time of mailing. Whether you are the sender or recipient, you can track your item:

  • Online: Use USPS Tracking® on the United States Postal Service® website.
  • By text: Send a text to 28777 (2USPS) with your tracking number as the content of the message. Standard message and data rates may apply.
  • By smartphone: Download the USPS Mobile® app for iPhone® and Android™.
  • By phone:
    • To obtain tracking information, customers can go to Contact USPS for the phone number and hours of operation.
    • For telecommunications device for the Deaf/Teletypewriter (TDD/TTY), call 1-800-877-8339.
    • Listen to automated information 24 hours/seven days per week.

Can I receive automatic notifications?

Yes. When you have the 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™ FAQs has detailed directions on requesting notifications by only sending a text message to 28777 (2USPS).

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 can I 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 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 Services Record Storage
USPS Tracking® Service 120 days
Signature Confirmation™ Service 1 year
Priority Mail Express® Service 2 years
Certified Mail™ Service 2 years
Registered Mail™ Service 2 years
Numbered International Mail Services 2 years
Adult Signature Required/Adult Signature Restricted Delivery Mail Services 2 years


What if my item was received, but not scanned as delivered?

The absence of a delivery scan on a mailpiece does not necessarily indicate that the item was not delivered. It is possible the piece was delivered but the scan was not captured. If you think this has happened, you may wish to contact the sender or recipient to confirm delivery of the item.

If there are no delivery scans in our system, and you know the package was delivered, the sender can request a refund for the USPS Tracking® fee (but not the postage). This is applicable only to USPS Marketing Mail® parcels.