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USPS Tracking Number – Track USPS Packages & Shipments

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.  If you have any problems (or) issues regarding Tracking Your package with USPS Tracking.

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 notify 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.

Tracking Number look like as follow: 

Service Sample Number
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

How to find my tracking number?

  • You’re Post Office shipping receipt.
  • You’re sales receipt if you bought insurance at the Post Office.
  • You’re email confirmation if you shipped from USPS.com.
  • The shipping confirmation email you received from an online retailer.
  • The bottom peel-off portion of your USPS Tracking label.

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