USPS Shipping

USPS Shipping


How do I get universal USPS shipping tracking?

With Ship24 you don't need to worry about where your package is being dispatched from or delivered to in the world, as it is a universal tracking tool, which means it has USPS tracking of your shipping worldwide.

You don't have to give us any information about your package either, including which courier it is being handled by or where it is going, and we don't even ask you to sign up on our website. All we need is the USPS tracking number of your shipping which you will receive by a confirmation email once you have completed your order from a marketplace or merchant which is sending your package or when you purchase USPS postal services directly.

This is because Ship24 has a built-in auto-detection functionality which allows us to read your package details and scan the internet for any information about the status and location of your package. It will then deliver any relevant information to you instantly; the info, you receive is the closest to real-time as possible.

USPS Shipping package tracking

Types of USPS Shipping

In addition to offering tracking services, USPS provides various shipping options to meet the needs of its customers.

For domestic shipping, you can choose from services such as:

  • First-Class Mail® (tracking not available)
  • Priority Mail®
  • Priority Mail Express®
  • First Class Package®
  • USPS Retail Ground®
  • Media Mail®

These options vary in levels of speed and cost, with First-Class Mail being the most economical and Priority Mail Express being the fastest and most expensive.

International customers can also choose from a range of shipping options, including:

  • First-Class Mail International® (tracking not available)
  • First-Class Package International®
  • Priority Mail Express International®
  • Priority Mail International®
  • Global Express Guaranteed®

These services vary in delivery time and cost, with First-Class Package International being the most cost-friendly and Global Express Guaranteed being the fastest and most expensive option for international shipping.

USPS Domestic Shipping Options

USPS provides different domestic shipping options to cater to different delivery needs. The most commonly used services are First-Class Mail, Priority Mail, Priority Mail Express, First Class Package, USPS Retail Ground, and Media Mail.

First-Class Mail is the most economical option for sending lightweight packages up to 13 ounces. This service has a delivery time of 1 to 5 business days and includes return receipt and collect on delivery but has no USPS tracking.

Priority Mail is best for packages weighing over 1 pound or for items that require faster delivery. This service includes free tracking, delivery confirmation, and insurance up to $100.

Priority Mail Express is the fastest domestic shipping option and guarantees next day delivery to most locations. This service includes free tracking, delivery confirmation, and insurance up to $100.

First Class Package is a cost-effective option for shipping packages weighing less than 13 ounces. This service includes free tracking and delivery confirmation, and a delivery time of 1 to 3 business days for small packages.

USPS Retail Ground is an affordable ground delivery option for packages, thick envelopes, or tubes weighing up to 70 pounds with a delivery time ranging from 2 to 5 business days.

Media Mail is a cost-effective option for shipping books, sound recordings, and other media items. The delivery time ranges from 2 to 8 business days, and tracking is available for an additional fee.

USPS International Shipping Options

USPS provides different shipping services internationally. The five main international shipping services offered by USPS are First-Class Mail International, First-Class Package International, Priority Mail Express International, Priority Mail International, and Global Express Guaranteed.

First-Class Mail International is a cost-effective option for shipping lightweight packages internationally weighing up to 1 lb. The delivery time varies in location and doesn’t include USPS Tracking.

First-Class Package International is similar to First-Class Mail International but is specifically designed for small packages weighing up to 4 lbs and does not contain items worth more than $400. It also includes package tracking and the delivery time depends on the location.

Priority Mail Express International is USPS's fastest international shipping option, offering delivery within 3 to 5 business days. This service includes insurance coverage, proof of delivery, and USPS tracking.

Priority Mail International is a cost-effective option for shipping packages weighing up to 70 lbs. It offers delivery in 6 to 10 business days and includes USPS Tracking and insurance up to $200.

Global Express Guaranteed is the fastest and most reliable international shipping option offered by USPS, providing guaranteed delivery in 1 to 3 business days to most destinations (1 business day to Canada). This service includes insurance coverage, proof of delivery, and tracking information.

What should I do If I have a problem with my USPS shipping?

If you have an issue with your USPS shipping, you are advised to contact USPS directly. While Ship24 can offer you the latest USPS shipping tracking information, including the status and current location of your package, any issues with delivery will need to be taken up with the handler directly. It is advised that you search for the latest USPS tracking information using the Ship24 website so that you are in the know about the information that may be needed when speaking to customer services.

This information may also help you understand what the issue is with your package. For instance, if it is being held at customs because of an outstanding tax payment or prohibited goods, you will be notified after searching for USPS shipping information on the Ship24 website, which could help your query to be solved quicker by the USPS team. Please find USPS shipping customer services contacts below.

  • Landline USPS shipping support: 1-800-222-1811
  • By using USPS shipping Mobile App (please download it to your handheld device)
  • By sending a text with your tracking number (which can be found in your purchase confirmation email or login on the marketplace where you made the purchase).

For more information, check the "contact us" section of the USPS site.

What are USPS shipping notifications?

When you are tracking with Ship24, you will receive USPS shipping notifications on your package which will alert you to new events which are happening with your package. These will generally accompany the location of where your package is or last was (if it is in transit there may not be information about its exact location). Some of these are listed below. If you have any questions about your USPS shipping notifications, you should contact the courier directly as they will be supplied by their systems and relayed by Ship24. We do not create notification status types.

  • Pre-Shipment: USPS has received a notification of your package however they have not received the package yet.
  • Arrival recorded at USPS: The package has been accepted by USPS and will not either be dispatched immediately or processed and then dispatched.
  • At customs: Package has arrived at customs.
  • In transit: Your package is being moved from one location to another as part of its journey.
  • Out for delivery: The USPS package aims to be delivered to its final destination on the day this notification is shown.
  • Delivered: You or the recipient have collected the package at the delivery address.

About the US Mail Services shipping

The USPS (United States Postal Services) is the national American post service and one of the biggest package delivery operators in the USA. As well as domestic delivery, USPS offers international delivery options to lots of countries worldwide. While domestic delivery is generally referred to as posting with USPS, international postage is usually referred to as USPS shipping or shipping with USPS. This is because one of the most common forms of USPS delivery to international destinations is by ship. While USPS delivery uses other modes of transport as well, such as air and land, the catch-all term which has been coined in the industry for the movement of goods by the courier is USPS shipping.

USPS shipping is a complex operation that often involves multiple logistics companies and couriers to complete, especially when USPS packages are destined for overseas travel. This has left many wondering how to get effective USPS shipping tracking in order to keep up to date on the progress of their USPS shipment. USPS shipping, much like the other major couriers (and its competitors such as DHL, FedEx, UPS, and so on), offers to track.

This is because as mentioned above, USPS shipping methods can involve a number of third-party actors which may mean that it becomes difficult to track a USPS package at certain points within its journey. This isn't true with Ship24, because the platform works much differently from USPS shipping tracking.

While USPS can only track USPS packages, Ship24 actively tracks thousands of different couriers, e-tailers, marketplace orders, and more to bring the latest information for all our users on their individual packages. This means you can get complete, universal USPS shipping tracking on any order all in one place.

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