Track USPS by tracking number

For example 9405511206207670237171
What is USPS

USPS is an acronym for the United States Postal Service. The USPS is a United States government agency responsible for providing postal services within the territories of the United States and its associate states.

The USPS was created in 1792 as the Post Office Department of the federal government. In 1970 it was renamed as the United States Postal Service.

If you are tracking a USPS parcel and need some help — for instance, with USPS international tracking, tracking numbers, and statuses — or if you simply want more information about USPS services, we can help you.

How to track a USPS package

India Post tracking number or consignment number is usually a 13-character-long unique alphanumeric code for domestic speed post and registered post. The India Post speed post tracking number starts with E while the India Post registered post starts with for alphabets. The e-money order tracking link of India Post will have 18 digits.

  • Go to the USPS website and enter your parcel tracking number in the USPS Track a Package tool.
  • Activate USPS Text Tracking.
  • Download the USPS mobile app.
  • Call the USPS Customer Service at 1-800-275-8777

USPS Text Tracking

This USPS tracking service notifies you of the status of your parcel by sending you a text message to your cell phone.

USPS Text Tracking from the website

In order to activate Text Tracking from the USPS website, you must:

  • Track the package on the USPS website using the tracking number.
  • Register on the website to receive text updates on the status of that package.

USPS Text Tracking from your phone

In order to activate Text Tracking from your phone, you must send a text message to 28777 with the tracking number of your parcel. If you want to be notified of any specific parcel status change, you can use keywords, as explained on this page.

What is USPS Tracking Plus?

USPS Tracking Plus is an additional service of USPS Tracking that extends the period during which tracking information for a parcel is available to you. USPS Tracking Plus allows you to consult a parcel’s tracking history for up to ten years for domestic parcels and up to seven years for international packages.

What does a USPS tracking number look like?

The standard USPS tracking number format varies according to the service you are using, but all USPS tracking numbers are a combination of numbers and letters.

How many numbers are there in a USPS tracking number?

  • The tracking number format for the services below has 22 numerical characters. For instance: 9205 5000 0000 0000 0000 00

    • USPS Tracking
    • Priority Mail
    • Certified Mail
    • Collect On Delivery Hold For Pickup
    • Registered Mail
    • Signature Confirmation
  • Tracking numbers for the Global Express Guaranteed service have ten numerical characters. For instance: 82 000 000 00
  • Tracking numbers for the USPS Priority Mail International and Priority Mail Express International services are composed of four letters and nine numbers. For instance: CP 000 000 000 US
  • Priority Mail Express packages are assigned both a 22-digit numerical code and a 13-digit alphanumeric code: 9270 1000 0000 0000 0000 00 EA 000 000 000 US

Where do I find my tracking number?

Your USPS tracking code can be found at:

  • On your post office shipping receipt when you mail your package from a post office.
  • On the peel-off part of your USPS tracking label.
  • In your email confirmation when you ship through
  • In the shipping confirmation email from the seller when you buy something online.

USPS Tracking Statuses

Receptacle blocked

Hard luck. For some reason, the mailman wasn’t able to access your mailbox. He will try again on the next day, so make sure your mailbox is accessible! Alternatively, you can pick up your parcel at the nearest post office.

No access

The mailman wasn’t able to deliver — maybe it was not a working day, or your address is in a gated community, or for some other reason. If you get this message on a Sunday or holiday, then just wait — delivery will happen on the next business day. Otherwise, contact your local post office.

In transit

Your parcel is being transported between facilities and updated tracking information is not yet available. But it will soon be.


Hooray! The package has been delivered at the place, date, and time indicated.

Notice left

Oops. The USPS mailman tried to deliver your parcel, but no one answered the door. He’s left you a notice, which you must bring to the nearest post office (along with an ID) in order to pick up your parcel. Alternatively, you can reschedule delivery.

Delivery status not updated

Patience. The status of your parcel will be updated soon.

USPS Services

USPS offers many different mailing services. Let’s have a look at the most popular ones.

What is USPS Priority Mail?

This is a fast national mail service that delivers within a maximum of three business days. You can post packages of up to 70 lbs (37kg) through Priority Mail.

How fast is USPS Priority Mail?

USPS Priority Mail delivers within at most three business days.

How long does USPS Priority Mail take to arrive?

It takes at most three business days for a USPS Priority Mail parcel to be delivered, but it could be delivered in as little as one day, depending on weather conditions and the locations of the sender and recipient.

What is USPS Media Mail?

Media Mail is a service that allows you to ship educational materials — such as books, test materials, reference charts, etc. — for cheaper rates. You can find a list of all the media that can be shipped through Media Mail on this page.

What is USPS Parcel Select?

Parcel Select is a service for large and medium delivery companies (including USPS competitors) who need an economical solution for ground delivery of packages weighing up to 70 lbs. (37kg).

What is Package Pickup?

This is a service that allows you to schedule your package to be picked up at your home or commercial address by a USPS employee. For more information on how Package Pickup works, you can visit the official USPS website.

How long does a USPS First Class Package take to arrive?

Delivery time for USPS First Class Package varies according to destination.

How do I find USPS lost packages or missing mail?

If it’s taking a long time for your package to be delivered, and you suspect it’s lost, the first thing to do is check whether the expected delivery date has passed. Delivery deadlines vary according to which USPS service the sender chooses, so you must find the expected delivery date for your service in the table available on on this page.

If you find your mail delivery deadline has passed, you can submit a Missing Mail search request to USPS by following the instructions on this page.

How do I change my address with USPS?

A USPS change of address means your mail will be rerouted to a different address you provide. You can request a change of address through the USPS website or by going to a post office.

How much does it cost to ship a package by USPS?

USPS shipping rates for packages vary according to the location of the sender and recipient, the size and weight of the parcel, and the delivery service chosen. You can calculate how much it will cost to ship your package through USPS on this page.

What time does USPS open?

As a rule, USPS post offices are open from Monday to Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. However, post office hours may vary according to location, so if you want to be sure not to lose your trip to the post office you can:

  1. Check opening hours for the nearest USPS post office on this page.
  2. Call 1-800-275-8777 and ask the opening hours for the nearest post office.

USPS Contact

There are three ways your can contact USPS:

By email through this page.

Through the USPS telephone number: 1-800-275-8777

By going to a post office.

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