How to do USPS Tracking

The USPS or the United States Postal Service is an independent government agency provided by the American government to provide all communities with postal services which are prompt, reliable, and efficient. Another purpose that this agency is created is to provide universal postal service at very affordable prices.

The United States Postal Service is able to ship your mail and packages to any part of the world. There are varied types of mail delivery. You can choose to use either regular or priority mail delivery. Priority international mail can be delivered to over 190 countries around the globe. These international priority mails can be delivered within six to ten working days.

For priority international packages, the sender can track their deliveries online. However, this online feature is not available for flat rate envelopes and small flat rate boxes. Bulk mails cannot be tracked by the USPS unless there is additional payment provided for the extra service.

The USPS does not only send mails of ordinary American citizens. They significantly send mail from military personnel to their loved ones. Since there are many military men and women serving outside the United States, providing them with the USPS is a great way of communicating with their families whom they have left. Many military people are not paying for any standard mail that they send back to the United States.

Couple of questions can come in your mind before tracking your mail:-

What does my tracking number look like? 

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


Where do I find my tracking number? 

Your tracking number can be found in the following places:

  • Your Post Office™ shipping receipt
  • Your sales receipt if you bought insurance at the Post Office™
  • Your email confirmation if you shipped from


To track your mail-

  • You can log on to the official USPS website.
  • When you reach the web site, you will find a red link labeled "Track & Confirm".
  • You can click this at the top of the page.
  • Then, you are asked to enter the label or receipt number for the package you are tracking.
  • Then you can click on the "Go" button.
  • The delivery status of your package will be shown.
  • However, in certain circumstances, delivery information may not be available for some destinations.




USPS Tracking

Posted on August 21, 2018