USPS tracking is simpler than you might think. In this article, I will share with you the correct ways to do USPS tracking. With this method, you can do USPS international tracking as well as domestic packages.
The USPS is an abbreviated form of the United States Postal Service. It’s an independent agency, even though they are owned by the executive branch of the United State Government. Their main duty is to provide delivery and postal services in the United. But this is not we are here, we are here to show you how you can track your package handled by the USPS.
You might want to ask, what is the best way to track your USPS order? Some customers find it very difficult to do this. Let’s get it done. Follow the steps below;
Before I show you how to do your USPS tracking, let me explain how USPS handles your package.
How USPS Tracking Works
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When you drop off your package at the USPS counter, the package gets scanned and accepted. Your package will get sorted towards the close of work (towards the evening).
This means that your package early leaves the USPS office until this process happens. At this point, your package is moved to the sorting location.
Sorting office is where mails and packages are sorted for the different locations they are going to. At this time, there are no tracking updates while the package is moving on a truck or plane, waiting for the time to sort, loaded or unloaded.
It’s only after the package is at the destination post office that it gets scanned during sorting. This is when you get the tracking update. USPS tracking offers enough updates for customers to track their mail but it’s far from enough as most customers might expect.
Get your USPS Tracking Number
The USPS tracking number is a unique ID given to you when your mail is scanned and heading to your location.
If your package is dropped off at the USPS counter, you will collect the Post Office™ shipping receipt containing your tracking number. In many instances, you will also receive your USPS tracking ID on the email confirmation if you shipped from USPS.com directly.
If you are shopping from an online store and choose USPS as your delivery service from the cart, the order will receive the USPS shipping details contain the tracking number with appropriate packaging dimensions that are available for the order.
You will also find your unique USPS tracking number on the shipping confirmation email you received from an online retailer.
Let’s believe you have your USPS tracking number now, let’s go straight to the steps to do your USPS tracking.
Steps to do USPS tracking
Step 1: Visit the official USPS tracking portal here
Step 2: Type in your USPS tracking number/code in the space provided
Step 3: Click on the “Track” button by the right-hand side of the screen.
You will see the details about the location of your package and the possible time it will arrive at your destination.