How do I track a parcel post with USPS?


Quick Answer

The United States Postal Service provides online resources to track items sent with the company. Each item sent is assigned a tracking number, which is listed on the label of the item. Depending on the shipping option you select, your tracking information will vary.

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Full Answer

  1. Go to the USPS website

    Direct your browser to www.usps.com. The "Quick Tools" to the left of the screen show a "Track" option.

  2. Enter the tracking number

    Enter your item's tracking number in the box below the "Track" option. You can enter up to 10 tracking numbers at a time.

  3. Receive tracking information

    After searching, the web page displays the tracking status of your item. If you shipped your item with Priority Mail Express, then the information includes point-by-point tracking information. Other services, such as Certified Mail and Registered Mail, show only when the item is sent for delivery.

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