USPS is one of the biggest and the most renowned package delivery company in the world. As the customer sends his package through USPS, the company processes the package through different points of transit till the final delivery. To know where the shipment has reached, the customer can go for USPS Tracking service.
This tracking service is available for the domestic shipments and also for the international shipments, but only in select countries. Let us find out about USPS international shipping tracking here.
What is USPS International Tracking?
USPS international post tracking is a way using which the customer, who has sent his international shipment through USPS, can get to know about the latest status of his package. The USPS international tracking tells you where has your package reached as of now and what is the expected date and the time of the arrival of the shipment at its final destination. With the tracking facility, one can track International parcel and domestic as well.
USPS scans the package many times, starting at the time it receives the shipment, until the time of its final delivery. In some cases, the packages are even scanned at some additional delivery points too. All the details related to the international shipment are available in the USPS Track & Confirm tool. USPS allocates a tracking number to the shipment. Using this number, you can track the international parcel. But, this service is not offered for all the international shipments or all the international mail classes.
How the USPS International Tracking Works?
USPS shipments that are meant for the overseas destinations can be tracked through the USPS Track & Confirm tool. This tool permits the customers to know the update like the location details of their package.
As you know, there are different international mail classes of USPS, and you can send your shipment by selecting one of those. USPS offers different stages of the parcel tracking for the international packages for different mail classes. For example, the Global Express Guaranteed and Priority Mail Express International, USPS will provide the delivery status information through the Track & Confirm tool.
For the mail classes like Priority Mail International, USPS provides the delivery information as well. But the customer gets an optional tracking update, only for select countries in case he uses the Priority Mail International Flat-Rate Envelopes or Priority Mail International Small Flat-Rate Boxes. The tracking update will not be available for the Flat-Rate Envelopes or Priority Mail International Small Flat-Rate Boxes.
The table below will help you understand the USPS international package tracking, mail class-wise:
|International Mail Class||International Tracking Abilities||Tracking Number Example||Delivery Time|
|Tracking for some Select Destinations||LZ 000 000 000 US||Varies by Destination|
|First-Class International Letters||Tracking Not Available||Not Available||Varies by Destination|
|Priority Mail International||USPS Tracking for most of the destinations (Except Flat Rate Envelopes or Flat Rate Small Boxes)||CP 000 000 000 US||6-10 Business Days|
|Priority Mail Express International||Tracking for most of the Destinations||EC 000 000 000 US||3-5 Business Days|
|Global Express Guaranteed||Tracking to all destinations||82 000 000 00||1-3 Business Days|
Please also note that the International parcel tracking cannot be bought or added to any other mail class. It will automatically come only in the mail classes given here.