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Posted: 11/2/2006 4:18:02 AM EST
Shipped a package about 20 minutes ago, how long till it shows up online?
Link Posted: 11/2/2006 4:19:46 AM EST
after it has been delivered.
Link Posted: 11/2/2006 4:20:39 AM EST
usually that evening or next morning
Link Posted: 11/2/2006 4:21:50 AM EST

Originally Posted By supersix4:
after it has been delivered.


If that.

USPS should not even bother with it anymore. heck I have packages delivered weeks ago and the "tracking" still says it is at the distrobution center.
Link Posted: 11/2/2006 4:26:21 AM EST
If you're lucky, AFTER it's been delivered. $2200 in postage last year, not a single "tracking" number was active until after it was delivered. Even then, it was about 30-35%. If it ain't UPS, FEDEX or DHL, you are tracking 16 digits of air.
Link Posted: 11/2/2006 4:27:08 AM EST
It doesnt
Link Posted: 11/2/2006 4:29:09 AM EST
If you are lucky it might actually tell you if it was delivered, but as far as trying to find out the location of package in transit you might as well forget it.
Link Posted: 11/2/2006 4:29:11 AM EST

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:

Originally Posted By supersix4:
after it has been delivered.


If that.

USPS should not even bother with it anymore. heck I have packages delivered weeks ago and the "tracking" still says it is at the distrobution center.


I had a package being delivered by mail that always said only that it had been checked into the distribution center.

I had a package coming by UPS that was shipped from Texas to Pennsylvania. The package was delivered while the tracking information said it was just checked into Anchorage.
Link Posted: 11/2/2006 4:31:26 AM EST
If you're looking for fedex or ups style tracking use those carriers, the USPS "tracking" system is the suck. It will tell you the package has been delivered and that's about it, no info while it's in transit.
Link Posted: 11/2/2006 4:31:51 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/2/2006 4:32:37 AM EST

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:

Originally Posted By supersix4:
after it has been delivered.


If that.

USPS should not even bother with it anymore. heck I have packages delivered weeks ago and the "tracking" still says it is at the distrobution center.


+1 tracking sucks. UPS has the best software.
Link Posted: 11/2/2006 4:42:26 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/2/2006 4:42:47 AM EST by staraero]

Originally Posted By millerized:
If you're lucky, AFTER it's been delivered. $2200 in postage last year, not a single "tracking" number was active until after it was delivered. Even then, it was about 30-35%. If it ain't UPS, FEDEX or DHL, you are tracking 16 digits of air.


16 digits? This one is 20 hope its right was read over the phone to me

03040370000061331876
Link Posted: 11/2/2006 4:43:36 AM EST
Probably from an evening update.
Link Posted: 11/2/2006 4:48:39 AM EST

Originally Posted By staraero:

Originally Posted By millerized:
If you're lucky, AFTER it's been delivered. $2200 in postage last year, not a single "tracking" number was active until after it was delivered. Even then, it was about 30-35%. If it ain't UPS, FEDEX or DHL, you are tracking 16 digits of air.


16 digits? This one is 20 hope its right was read over the phone to me

03040370000061331876


Sorry, I was thinking the CC numbers. You're correct.
Link Posted: 11/2/2006 5:56:50 AM EST

Originally Posted By staraero:
Shipped a package about 20 minutes ago, how long till it shows up online?


About 2 days after it has been delivered.
Link Posted: 11/2/2006 5:58:02 AM EST
Are you familiar with "when hell freezes over?"
Link Posted: 11/2/2006 6:09:10 AM EST
As far as I know, the USPS doesn't track packages. They simply confirm delivery. Look on the label and it says "Delivery Confirmation." It's a common misconception that it's similar to UPS or FedEx tracking. It's just to make sure that something was delivered so somebody can't say "OMG I DIDN'T GET IT!"
Link Posted: 11/2/2006 6:13:27 AM EST
Delivery Confirmation does just that and nothing else. Still it will usually deliver long before being posted
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