Tuesday, 4 April 2017

USPS Tracking - Number


The United States Postal Service, also known as the Post Office, U.S. Mail, or Postal Service, often abbreviated as USPS, is an independent agency of the United States federal government responsible for providing postal service in the United States. The USPS is the operator of the largest civilian vehicle fleet in the world. The USPS is legally obligated to serve all Americans, regardless of geography, at uniform price and quality. The USPS has exclusive access to letter boxes marked "U.S. Mail" and personal letterboxes in the United States, but still competes against private package delivery services, such as UPS and has part use with FedEx Express.United States Postal Service (USPS) is a state-owned Postal company of the United States federal government which helps in providing US mail and US postal tracking. 

                                 USPS is currently equipped with more than 600,000 thousand employees and over 200,000 Vehicles. The USPS has extraordinary services to access the letter boxes marked “U.S. Mail” and personal letterboxes in the United States. Since the early 1980s, many of the direct tax subsidies to the Post Office (with the exception of subsidies for costs associated with the disabled and overseas voters) have been reduced or eliminated in favor of indirect subsidies, in addition to the advantages associated with a government-enforced monopoly on the delivery of first-class mail.

USPS Delivery Process :

USPS uses Intelligent Mail Barcodes (IMb) to label the items it carries with a unique identity in the form of a fluorescent pattern on the back and a black version on the front. This is completed automatically by machines that can read hand written or printed addresses. The collection and delivery service follows a standard spoke and hub format to connect sorting depots in ever increasing sizes. The hubs are divided into; Network Distribution Centres, Auxiliary Sort facilities, Sectional Centre Facilities and Destination Delivery Units. Distances of under 200 miles are generally covered by trucks and vans, while anything further away is transported by air.

Here is the step by step procedure for Tracking your USPS Courier:

First get the USPS tracking number from the receipt.

If you don’t have the tracking number then ask the sender for tracking number details.

Make sure that you have the correct tracking number.

Now, enter it in the API box that we have provided here.

Press track button.

Your package details will be shown now.

USPS Tracking Number Format :

USPS tracking numbers will be provided to the customer at UPS hub when you order a parcel or package. The number assigned  for domestic packages in the USA normally has the prefix ‘IZ’ which is followed by a six character shipper number which generally consists of figures and letters.

After the IZ  in the tracking number, there are a couple of figures which are used to indicate the mode of shipment it is assigned to. For, the example for the transportation the number would be 03, while for the United States next day air for early Saturday morning distribution this number would be forty-one. In total, they are 22 such codes which offer the shopper an idea of the  which mode it is and transportation requirements.

The USPS tracking number will never end with these types of 2 numbers but, it still contains 8 digits USPS tracking number. Finally, the USPS shipping number has a total of 18 character types.

The most common tracking number format is 20 digits (e.g. 9999 9999 9999 9999 9999), or a combination of 13 alphabetic and numeric characters, usually starting with 2 alphabets, following by 9 digits, and ending by "US" (e.g. EA 999 999 999 US). Some other less common formats may also exist, such as 10 digits.

The reason for no tracking process :  

The most common cause of no tracking records is incorrectly typed tracking number. It is advised to check with the sender if you are not sure what the number is. Besides, it takes up to 24 hours for a new package to show up in the system.

USPS Timings :

The timings are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in all time zones.Post Offices are closed sundays and Holidays .

You can Find List of 2017 Postal Holidays 

  • Monday, January 2 New Year’s Day (observed)
  • Monday, January 16 Martin Luther King Jr. birthday
  • Monday, February 20 Washington’s Birthday
  • Monday, May 29 Memorial Day
  • Tuesday, July 4 Independence Day
  • Monday, September 4 Labor Day
  • Monday, October 9 Columbus Day
  • Friday, November 10 Veterans Day (observed)
  • Thursday, November 23 Thanksgiving Day
  • Monday, December 25 Christmas Day

USPS Tracking Methods :

They are basically four methods to track our USPS mails, parcels, and packages.

1. Using the tracking box which is located in the page www uses com tracking. By entering your USPS tracking numbers in the box provide to track we can easily find our shipment details.

2. By directly visiting the official site at tools.usps.com/track of USPS. Here you need to enter the numbers that we want to track. In this service, there is a facility of tracking more than 10 packages at a time by giving the tracking numbers separated by commas. And the information is available on the next page itself.

3. In case if we cannot access through internet services then this is the best option to track our service easily. We can directly talk to the company executive by calling to 1-800-222-1811. They provide us with accurate and instant details of our shipment.

4. The final method to check the status is by using Global EMS Tracking Links system. In this when our emails or packages have departed from America, we can check them on the official EMS sites of the destination countries and know the information.


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