The Royal Mail shipping refers to the delivery services offered by the UK national postal service. Shipping is not just resigned to packages which travel by sea and can refer to land, rail, or air transportation. Royal Mail shipping encompasses multiple services, including and package delivery, EMS, and freight forwarding.
The Royal Mail is based in the UK; however, it is also involved in lots of international forwarding, international delivery of mail and last-mile logistics for other couriers. The latter can be executed as part of its subsidiary companies' services, namely Parcelforce and General Logistics Systems (GLS). Royal Mail also handles and delivers orders for a number of online marketplaces and eCommerce websites, such as eBay and Amazon. Royal Mail competitors include DHL, DPD and TNT.
The Royal Mail delivers to more than 25 million addresses across the UK every week, with six days a week delivery options spanning from Monday to Saturday. The service also boasts more than 12,000 Post Office branches in the UK. It also has over 50 Parcelforce Worldwide depots which it utilizes to facilitate the delivery of mail internationally, particularly in Europe.
Royal mail shipping tracking events are updates related to your package which happen along its journey. You will be notified of such events by your means of tracking. With Ship24, you will get 100% of any event notifications that should occur as a parcel progresses from its point of dispatch right up to its final destination. An example of an event notification would be if a royal mail shipping parcel has been picked up and is now in transit or has been checked in at a depot along its route to its final destination.
With Ship24, if any updates have occurred, they will be available instantly. You can use the Ship24 tracking service for free by entering your Royal Mail shipping tracking number on our homepage (click the Ship24 logo in the top right of the website to access the homepage).
Some of the most common Royal Mail shipment tracking events will be as follows:
A Royal Mail shipping tracking number is typically between 10 and 25 characters long, consisting of numbers, letters, or both. An example of some of the tracking numbers received by customers is below:
If you want to track Royal Mail shipping, then you need to follow the steps below on the Ship24 website. Please note, you should only go to the Ship24 website if you have your Royal Mail shipping tracking number already. You should receive this number from them directly when you purchase Royal Mail shipping, either on your recipient or via a confirmation email. If you have purchased from a marketplace or online retailer who is using Royal Mail to deliver your parcel, it may need to be supplied by them (in this case, the Royal Mail tracking number might not be supplied immediately as the seller or sender will need to purchase Royal Mail delivery services first, before they receive the tracking number to pass on.
Once you have your Royal Mail tracking number, please follow the steps below.
If you have any issues with your parcel, please contact the Royal Mail directly.
When it comes to tracking Royal Mail shipping, you have two options. You can either track Royal Mail shipping directly through the company website. This offers basic tracking capability, or you can use the Ship24 tracking tool, which has been specifically designed to offer the best international Royal Mail shipment tracking available for its customers. Where the Royal Mail tracking application may not be able to track your parcels when being handled by other logistics firms and couriers as part of its journey, Ship24 covers thousands of firms worldwide to ensure you don't miss a single parcel update. See the list of bonuses for tracking your parcel with Ship24.
Please note, although Ship24 can help with all of your Royal Mail shipping tracking needs, problems with individual parcels, such as damage or failure to deliver, are the responsibility of the handler.
However, people and businesses who are shipping Royal Mail parcels should check for the latest tracking information via Ship24 before contacting the Royal Mail, as it usually helps speed up the issues resolution process if you can provide the latest Royal Mail shipping information.