Tuesday, July 11, 2017

How to Track a Package Without a Tracking Number

Delivery confirmation is a service that the United States Postal Service, FedEx, UPS and other shippers offer. They provide a tracking number that consumers can use to track their packages or receive automated delivery notifications. A package without delivery confirmation cannot be tracked using those methods. However, that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to locate a missing package.

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Insured Packages

Insured packages receive an insurance number similar to the tracking numbers provided by USPS. That insurance number is unique and can be used to locate a package.

Call the Post Office

Call the post office where you sent the package. Give the postal clerk a description of the package, the address it is going to and the sender’s address. The clerk will look to see if the package is currently at the post office.


Place Addresses Inside Parcel

Place your address and the recipient's address inside your package. Occasionally packages are damaged in shipping. If the addresses on the box are unreadable, your package may be undeliverable and nonreturnable. Placing identifying information inside the box will help ensure delivery.

Free Tracking

Delivery confirmation is free when purchasing priority mail service. When printed labels are placed on these packages they will automatically have a delivery confirmation number. However, if you hand address your package it will not have a confirmation number.

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