What Is a DHL Tracking Number?

A DHL tracking number enables customers to check the status and location of a shipment en route to a destination in real time online. A DHL tracking number is assigned to all shipments sent via DHL Express, the company’s standard consumer and small business shipping service.

To check the current status of a DHL package, type the 10-digit tracking number into the tracking tool on the homepage of DHL's website. DHL tracking numbers are assigned to both domestic shipments and international shipments that originate in the U.S. or in other countries. The shipping party receives a DHL tracking number after postage is paid. The number can then be forwarded to the receiving party.