India Post tracking

India Post tracking

Ship24 is a universal shipment tracking tool that can track India Post packages as well as over 1,200 other couriers and postal services worldwide. This means you no longer need to change where you track your parcel when the parcel changes hands during its route.

Tracking an India Post parcel couldn't be easier with Ship24, no matter how long India Post handles your parcel (or to where), Ship24 gives you all the India Post tracking location and status event updates as they happen. Just enter your India Post tracking numbers on the homepage and let Ship24 give you the updates.

Where is India Post located?

India Post is located in India, with offices all around the country. India is divided into 23 postal regions, in order to cover the huge amount of land India spans. In fact, one of the highest post offices in the world is operated by India Post in Hikkim, at an altitude of 14,567 ft above sea level.

With India Post needing to cover such a large landmass, as well as deal with international parcel services, it processes and forwards packages from a huge number of different locations, meaning that your parcel is not guaranteed to pass through any specific location on its journey, but rather the processing centre which is most convenient for the forwarding process. In light of this, senders should note that they should not expect their India Post to be processed at any particular India Post address as part of their journey.

Also, the headquarters of the India Post in any of the 23 zones it is divided up into may not handle mail processing or package processing services, so senders should not expect this address to necessarily show up while tracking an India Post package.

To know where your India Post parcel is instant, for free (whether it has changed hands and is being handled by another courier along its journey or not) use the Ship24 universal tracking platform over on the Ship24 website.

With just your India Post tracking number, you can track any India Post parcel all in one place, with Ship24 able to instantly find the location and status of your parcel, as near to real-time as possible.

Does India Post deliver internationally?

Yes. India Post delivers to most countries around the world, however, you should check with the service before attempting to send your parcel, particularly if it is to a more remote region as delivery may either not be possible or there may be additional fees and an extended delivery timeframe for your India Post parcel.

Although India Post does offer international delivery services, when your parcel leaves India, handling will most likely be taken over by another courier or postal service, especially when it arrives in another country. For instance, for a parcel sent with India Post and arriving in Russia, France, or the UK, handling will often be taken over by Russian Post, La Poste, or the Royal Mail respectively.

This is normal practice in international shipping, with postal service providers like India Post using different partners to offer delivery abroad. This is usually safe, as couriers and postal services used are typically trusted international partners such as a country's national postal service or a recommended, established private courier company such as DHL in Europe or UPS and FedEx in North America. However, tracking your India Post parcel may not be available through the India Post website when this occurs.

To make sure you are not left having to find out who the new courier handling your parcel is and heading over to their website to reenter your India Post tracking number to continue tracking, go to the one-stop shop for tracking, Ship24. Ship24 is a universal tracking website that can track your India Post parcel with just the original India Post tracking number provided when you first purchased delivery.

What global package delivery services does India Post offer?

India Post offers Registered Post and Speed Post options for its domestic and international parcel services. When you send your parcel with India Post, the service will create a unique consignment number or tracking ID (typically of 10-15 characters) which you can use to track an India Post parcel. To track your India Post parcel effectively, use the universal shipment tracking platform, Ship24, by simply entering your tracking number into the Ship24 website worldwide, as near to real-time as possible shipment tracking.

You can track India Post shipments, as well as over 1,200 other postal services and private couriers from just this website, with no further information regarding your India Post package needed, just the India Post tracking number.

How long does India Post take to deliver packages?

The amount of time that an Indian Post order takes to deliver depends on the size, weight, destination, and shipping option you choose for your parcel. However, on average deliveries from India to the USA using the Speed Post (a premium, faster delivery option from India Post) can take between 12 to 20 days. Choosing the standard post option will usually take considerably longer, around 30 to 40 days.

All post which is registered can be tracked using Ship24's universal shipment tracking website, using just the India Post tracking number which you should receive when your parcel is being handled by India Post.

Where is my India Post tracking number?

India Post tracking numbers can often be found on the shipping label, the receipt, or the parcel itself. If you can't find it on the said list, there's a chance that it's been sent to you through email or sent through your phone number. Depending on the service that you have obtained, the India Post tracking number can start with the letters E, R, or C.

With your India Post tracking number, you can input these numbers on the Ship24 homepage and get real-time status updates on the whereabouts of your parcels. Ship24 can track up to 1,200 couriers around the world and allows you to track up to 10 parcels for free!

What is the India Post tracking number format?

When you are sending or receiving a parcel by Speed Post or Registered Post, an Indian Post tracking number or consignment number is given to you. All delivery options (except Electronic Money Order), consist of a 13-digit combination of letters and numbers.

India Post Tracking Number Format

Delivery Method Tracking Number Format
Speed Post (Domestic) EE123123123IN (13-digits)
International EMS (Delivered to India) EE123123123XX (13-digits)
Electronic Money Order (eMO) 111111111111111111 (18-digit number)
Registered Post RX123123123IN (13-digits)
Express Parcel Post XX123123123XX (13-digits)

For parcels sent with the Speed Post delivery option, numbers mostly start with an E and end in "IN", India's ISO number. Whereas for standard delivery (that is registered) it will typically start with an R or C.

Try out your India Post tracking numbers with Ship24 to get the latest tracking updates of your registered parcels. Just copy your tracking numbers (found on the receipt, shipping label, or email address), and enter them on the homepage.

What are my India Post tracking notifications?

When you enter your Post of India tracking numbers, you will be directed to a list of tracking notifications which will indicate the current status of your parcels. With this information, you can get an estimated time of arrival of your parcels.

India Post Tracking Notifications

Tracking Notifications Description
Item Received The package has been received at the Post Office.
Item Dispatched The package is dispatched for delivery.
Item Bagged The package is dispatched in a bag for delivery.
Item Booked The package is successfully booked on the India Post site.
Out for Delivery The package has been sent out for delivery.
Item Delivery Confirmed The recipient has confirmed that they have received the package.
Send receptacle abroad (OTB) The package is in a container and is being loaded on an aircraft to leave the origin airport.
Received Receptacle from abroad The shipping container in which your package is has arrived in the destination country.
Assigned to load plan The package is assigned to a shipment. Delivery might take a while due to high loads of shipments.
Dispatched to BO The package is sent to a branch office and will soon be sent to the recipient.
Aircraft take off The aircraft has left the country.
Custom Receive The package is with customs.
Transport leg completed The package has reached its ending point.
Custom Return The customs has cleared the package and has been returned to the post office for delivery.

Similarly, when you enter your India Post tracking number on the Ship24 homepage or on the search field above, you will see your list of tracking statuses as well as some other relevant information.

India Post tracking status on Ship24

Why is my India Post tracking number not updating?

The reason why the Post of India tracking number is not updating is due to the following reasons:

  1. The package has been registered for an India Post tracking number but the sender has not given it to the courier yet.
  2. The package is not scanned.
  3. There is a missing number or letter on the India Post tracking number that you have entered. Double-check for any typos.
  4. The package is still stuck in customs, therefore, is taking a while before being released.

You can use Ship24 to get real-time updates on the current status of your packages by simply entering the India Post tracking number on the homepage.

How can I track my international India Post parcel?

You can track Indian Post international shipments in a variety of ways. You can use the India Post website or the universal shipment tracking tool on the Ship24 website. For either option, you will just need your original India Post international tracking number assigned to your parcel to begin tracking an India Post parcel.

Ship24 is the preferred option for India Post international tracking as it can track your India Post parcel whether or not it is handled by a variety of handlers along its route.

Track international India Post package

As well as multi-courier capability, it also has in-built auto-detection for couriers, meaning it will know who is handling your parcel, even if the India Post tracking number changes as it changes handler. For example, if you are shipping your parcel to Canada, there's a chance that your parcel will be handled by Canada Post once it reaches the country. With Ship24, you will still be able to get tracking updates with the same India Post tracking number even if it is already being handled by Canada Post.

What is India Post's Speed Post option?

The India Speed Post option is available for domestic and international destinations and is the premium postal service that offers the fastest delivery times on packages. Speed Post is a good reliable option for individuals and businesses.

Senders using international Speed Post are advised to post to write as accurately as possible on the parcel before sending, as it will be handled by lots of different international handlers. This may help you when it comes to understanding an issue with your parcel when tracking the India Post package.

If you enter your India Post shipment tracking number on Ship24 and the latest status of the parcel reads something like "Failed to Deliver", this could be to do with the writing on the parcel being unclear. Make sure to check on the current status of your India Post package using the Ship24 universal tracking system to get the latest India Post tracking information.

How long does India Post Speed Post take to deliver?

The average time for domestic delivery is shown in the table below. The time from booking to delivery.

Standard Delivery Time for Domestic Delivery

Destination Estimated Delivery Time
Local (Municipalities/Metro Cities) 1 to 2 Days
Metro to Metro 1 to 3 Days
State Capital to State Capital 1 to 4 Days
Same State 1 to 4 Days
Rest of the Country 4 to 5 days

How do I track my Speed Post package?

To track your Speed Post package, all you need is your Speed Post tracking number. Using a third-party tracking website like Ship24, enter your Speed Post tracking number or India Post consignment number. You should be able to see the tracking events of your package once you've arrived at the homepage and entered it.

With Ship24, you can track up to 10 Speed Post tracking numbers at the same time and receive results in a matter of seconds. Not only can you track your Speed Post package, but you can also do your Delhivery tracking, BlueDart tracking, and DTDC tracking packages on Ship24.

How is Registered Post tracking done?

Tracking your Registered Post can be done on India Post's official tracking website or on Ship24. Tracking your Registered Post on Ship24 is the most convenient way to track India Post parcels due to the accuracy and real-time updates it gives you.

To track your Registered Post packages, just copy the tracking number and paste it onto the Ship24 homepage. Ship24 allows you to track 10 Registered Post packages simultaneously within a short time.

How do I check an India Post package status by SMS?

There are a variety of ways that you can track your India Post parcel. One of the ways is through the India Post SMS service. All you have to do for this is to type and send the India Post tracking number, usually has 13-digits, via SMS on 166 or 51969.

India Post Tracking via SMS

  1. Find your India Post tracking number.
  2. Enter POST TRACK followed by your tracking number. An example of this would be POST TRACK RN841716348IN.
  3. Send to 166 or 51969. When sending your text, be mindful of the capitalised letters as the SMS service is case-sensitive. Make sure to use all capital letters.

Alternatively, if you are online, you can track your India Post delivery through the Ship24 website.

All you have to do is enter the Indian Post tracking number in the search bar. Once you have your India Post tracking number, you can type it to see how your delivery is progressing along its route at any time.

What's the best way to track India Post international parcels?

The best universal tracking option is with the global tracking tool Ship24. Ship24 offers multi-courier, global shipment tracking capability, and a one-stop-shop for India Post tracking needs. National postal services, such as India Post, often use many couriers and logistics companies to help deliver parcels sent with them, to deliver to international destinations.

How can an India Post tracking number help me track my parcel?

The India Post tracking number is a unique code created to identify your parcel. This number is like a barcode number given to your item and handlers will scan this code to give you the latest information about a parcel's movement and status. To use this number to track your parcel, enter it into Ship24, a website designed to scan thousands of online shops and couriers to find your unique tracking number, wherever it is in the world, and bring you the latest tracking information.

How do I get universal tracking for my India Post package?

Once you have your India Post parcel tracking number, customers are encouraged to choose a global tracking system, if they want to have true end-to-end tracking capability at their fingertips. India Post often subcontracts or hands over parcels to other courier companies upon reaching a different country.

This can make international tracking complicated (if you are not using Ship24) for the reasons below:

  • Lack of information: When India Post has given your parcel to another handler, India Post tracking information may not be available or tracking may now have to be done through the new courier, meaning that you need to change the websites you are using and so on. Meanwhile, Ship24 tracks hundreds of different handlers at the same time, so you don't need to change websites or worry about package handovers.
  • Limited capability: India Post does not have international package processing stations situated worldwide and so it relies on other logistics companies to help deliver packages worldwide. In order to track your parcel worldwide, you will need a tracking tool with universal capability. Ship24 offers that functionality, meaning it can track your India Post package location status effectively.

Ship24 works not only for India Post parcel tracking but with thousands of other couriers and online shops ensuring optimal tracking capability. You can even track up to 10 parcels at the same time, whether they are with the same courier or 10 different ones, all in the same Ship24 search! This free service is a market-leading shipment tracking tool.

Will my parcel be safely delivered by India Post?

India Post has built a solid reputation for parcel delivery and is the go-to for many Indians. It has also significantly modernized its system to keep up with changing parcel delivery demands, such as with the addition of Speed Post and by undertaking Project Arrow.

Project Arrow was launched in April 2008 and the project aimed to upgrade post offices, both improving their service and appearance. The initiative also saw the provision of secure IT services and an improvement in mail delivery operations, through investment in information technology, human resources, and infrastructure. By 2012, 25,000 departmental post offices out of 25,464 had been computerized and updated.

India Post handles lots of parcels domestically and internationally and works with many reputable third-party parcel delivery services within the industry, further adding to its trustworthy reputation.

Does India Post deliver eCommerce purchases?

eCommerce websites and marketplace platforms, such as Amazon, ordered within India or to be delivered in India may be handled by India Post. To track your eCommerce purchase, choose the universal tracking platform Ship24 to keep up to date with any movement on your parcel when it is being handled by India Post, or any other of the more than 1,200 couriers it can track.

Always use Ship24's tracking tool to track your parcel, no matter who it is being handled by. For universal India Post tracking capability on your online marketplace purchase, Ship24 is the ultimate solution.

How do I complain about Speed Post tracking?

Call your local Speed Post station or submit an email if you have any questions or issues regarding Speed Post tracking or delivery. A qualified team of customer service representatives will be ready to help.

India Post Phone Number

You can contact India Post at the following number:

  • 1800 266 6868

Contact their customer service from 9:00 AM IST to 6:00 PM IST (Except Sundays and Gazetted Holidays).

Speed Post Customer Service Email Address

For any customer service-related questions or issues, contact the Speed Post customer service through these email addresses:

City Email Address

Speed Post Complaint Email Address

For any complaints or any tracking problems, email Speed Post customer service at the following addresses:

City Email Address

What is India Post?

India Post, which was previously known as The Post Department, is India's government-owned postal delivery service. The first postal service to start in the country was initially founded in 1788 by a member of the East India Company.

While India Post still predominantly deals with package and parcel delivery, its other services include remittances (money orders), Small Savings Schemes, life insurance coverage, and providing retail services like bill collection, sale of forms, etc. India Post also distributes pension payments, handles identity card and passport applications, and has India Post ATM machines.

Both the huge expanse covered by the India post and the many services it delivers mean that it plays a crucial role in the running of the Indian state. Many in India use the service provided by India Post and therefore also ship their parcels with the India Post as a result. This has meant that India Post is hugely popular.

Today India Post offers domestic and international shipping options, with a Speed Post service which is used particularly for e-commerce shipping. India Post also often handles parcels that have been shipped from other countries and have arrived in India.

In this case, many then would have to switch their tracking from the other courier, such as YunExpress or Cainiao, to India Post to continue tracking their parcel. However, the other option is to do all your parcel tracking from one place, Ship24.

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