When you start tracking your packages on the United States Postal Service (USPS) website, you may notice a significant variation in tracking statuses at specific time intervals. Below is a list of the most common variations of these classes and also their meanings. When you start tracking your packages on the USPS website, you may notice a significant variation in tracking statuses at specific time intervals. Here is a list of the most common variations of these classes and their meanings:
TRACKING STATUS – “PRESHIPPING”
This status means that the USPS has created the label for your package, even though it has not scanned the mark into the system.
TRACKING STATUS – “IN TRANSIT”
- “Arrival at unit”: the package has arrived at the post office near its destination on the scheduled day. Also, USPS has scheduled your delivery.
- “Departed USPS Facility”: The package has been shipped from the sorting center. USPS would also list the package’s zip code, city, and state name.
- “Arrived at USPS Facility”: The package has arrived at the sorting center. USPS would also list the package’s zip code, city, and state name.
- “Processed at USPS Destination Center”: USPS has completed the procedure to send the package to the destination center. Here too, USPS would list the package’s zip code, city, and state name.
- “Arriving Late”: You delay the delivery of your package more than expected by the USPS.
Also, if the USPS hasn’t updated the status for at least seven business days, you should proceed with the lost mail for your package.
- “US Customs Departure”: US customs has provided the package to USPS. Therefore, the box is ready to be transported internationally.
TRACKING STATUS – “OUT FOR DELIVERY”
If your tracking status suggests your package is “Out for Delivery”, it means – USPS has released the box for delivery. Therefore, it would arrive at the destination on the specified and expected arrival date.
TRACKING STATUS – “DELIVERED”
Your tracking status may show “DELIVERED”, which means – your package has been delivered without any problem. In addition, the delivery scanner will indicate the date and time of delivery of the package.
- “Collected”: the recipient has collected the package at his local post office.
- “Handed over to agent.” It suggests that – the delivery has been made by an agent whose residence is the same house or institution. In this case, the agent’s address is the same as your recipient’s address. The institution can be a condominium, a hospital or a university.
TRACKING STATUS – “ACCEPTED”
If the tracking status says “Accepted at Destination”, it means that – the package has arrived at the destination post office / USPS facility.
- “Origin Acceptance” : USPS has accepted the package at the sorting center. USPS designates this center by the zip code on your package. This zip code indicates where it is being ship from.
- “Accepted at USPS Facility” – USPS has accepted the package at the USPS processing center. USPS designates this center by the zip code on your package. This zip code indicates where it is being ship from.
- “USPS in Possession of Item”: USPS has pick up the package. It is part of a collection program previously schedule by the sender.
TRACKING STATUS – “AVAILABLE FOR PICK UP”
If your tracking status shows “Available for Pickup,” it means your receiver can pick up the package at the specific USPS facility or post office.
TRACKING STATUS – “DELIVERY ATTEMPTED”
- “Hold at Post Office at Customer’s Request”: United States Postal Service (USPS) holds the package at the post office of its named destination as requested by the recipient.
- “Blocked Receptacle”: Some situations or physical problems block the way to the delivery destination.
- “No Secure Location Available”: USPS did not find a secure location for your package to be delivered. Also, there was no indication from the sender to leave the item without receiving a response from the receiver.
- “No Authorized Recipient Available” – Didn’t know any of the recipients to receive the packages. It is especially relevant with services that ask for signature confirmation.
- “No Access” – United States Postal Service (USPS) workers were unable to access the specific delivery destination. For example, access to the location of gated communities are often problematic because they ask for an access code.