Founded in 1907, UPS (United Parcel Service) is the world's largest package delivery company and a leading global provider of specialized transportation and logistics services. UPS provides a powerful competitive advantage that can help you earn repeat customers and grow your business.
UPS offer a wide range of delivery services allowing customers to post packages of all shape and size via their networks. From Ground shipping to Express, small packages dropped at Access Points to pallets using Freight networks - they always provide great UPS tracking so you can monitor all of your deliveries with ease.
UPS makes it easy to see where your shipment is when you track. Because they assign a tracking number (this is a number that typically starts with a 1Z) to each package, you'll know about your shipment's progress when it's scanned as it moves through the UPS system.
To track any UPS shipment or mail you can use the Package ID, Tracking number, or Delivery Confirmation Number. Final mile tracking with delivery confirmation is available if selected on applicable packages.
You can track your UPS Shipping parcel delivery by entering your UPS booking reference below.
When you track your shipment on parcelsapp.com, you get the latest status and estimated delivery date.
UPS Tracking number
Your tracking number can be found in the following places: Your shipping receipt. Your email confirmation if you shipped from UPS.com.
UPS tracking number is mentioned on the outer package of the shipped item and on the receipt given to the sender. A tracking number is used to track the packages online at ups.com, you cannot track a package without the tracking number.
UPS SurePost Tracking
Since UPS SurePost is a contract-only service with final delivery typically provided by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), you would no longer be able to track the delivery once we hand off the shipment. Packages upgraded to UPS Ground service may also arrive a day or two earlier.
SurePost Track My Order
UPS SurePost is an economy service for non-urgent, residential shipments of low order value. UPS makes the shipment pick-up, delivers it to your nearest U.S. Postal Service® (USPS) and the USPS makes the final delivery, Monday through Saturday. UPS SurePost is an option for shipments of less than 10 pounds that require tracking. Time in transit is usually anywhere from 2-7 days and it’s available to customers in the United States shipping from the 48 contiguous states to all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and U.S. territories, including P.O. Boxes and military APO/FPO destinations.
This shipping hybrid may be one of the most affordable options on the market, but a few disadvantages exist.
Ultimately, UPS cannot guarantee time and date of delivery and has limited liability in the case of lost or damaged shipments due to the involvement of USPS in the shipping logistics.
Find out UPS SurePost tracking number for USPS
Find out USPS tracking number for UPS SurePost package and track it all the way to your door.
How do I track a package that was transferred from UPS to USPS?
You may be didn't notice, but UPS provides the new USPS tracking number on the UPS tracking page. Underneath the "Shipment Progress" box that displays your package's journey, there's an "Additional Information" box that displays new information including the USPS tracking number. It is displayed in a MUCH smaller font that can easily be overlooked.
Just enter your UPS SurePost tracking number into Tracking Field above and click Track Package button to get combined tracking information from UPS and USPS at the same time for a complete journey of your package.
Is UPS SurePost delivered by USPS?
Yes. UPS SurePost® is an economy, residential, ground service. This service combines the consistency and reliability of the UPS Ground network with final delivery typically provided by the U.S. Postal Service.
Why did UPS transfer my package to USPS?
It is a cost savings for UPS to pass off the final delivery to USPS. Why waste the money to send a package car to the rural areas when USPS is already going there. The USPS has deals with both Fedex and UPS to share the transport and delivery of small packages.
How is UPS SurePost delivered?
UPS SurePost is typically one day slower than UPS Ground. On the last day of a typical ground shipment, UPS delivers a parcel to a customer's home. With UPS SurePost, UPS delivers it to the nearest USPS branch instead. USPS typically delivers the parcel the next day, adding that extra day to the parcel's journey.
Is UPS SurePost reliable?
The first half of the delivery process remains the same – the only change occurs when UPS drops the package off at the USPS closest to the final destination. From that point, USPS completes the delivery.
UPS SurePost provides the combined, reliable convenience of UPS and USPS delivery. UPS entrusts the packages to USPS and then takes a hands-off approach. The effectiveness of this integrated model largely depends on the service provided by your local post office.
How long does it take for UPS SurePost to deliver?
Typically 2-7 days. UPS states that packages mailed via SurePost may take anywhere from two to seven days until arrival. Some users report an average delay of about three days when compared with using UPS' typical service.
How long does UPS SurePost take?
UPS SurePost is typically one day slower than UPS Ground. On the last day of a typical ground shipment, UPS delivers a parcel to a customer’s home. With UPS SurePost, UPS delivers it to the nearest USPS branch instead. USPS typically delivers the parcel the next day, adding that extra day to the parcel’s journey.
Ground shipping typically takes anywhere from one to five days.
UPS Tracking in Europe, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom
Enter your UPS tracking number to track the status of your parcel. UPS makes tracking your parcel easy. You can track the progress of your package with the assigned tracking number on our Tracking Portal for accurate updates which combines tracking statuses from multiple carriers and sources.
Whether you're receiving one package or shipping hundreds, UPS Tracking provides insight about your shipment's status all along its journey.
UPS Postal Service Tracking ID
The Postal Service Delivery Confirmation number–also known as the Package Identification Code (PIC)–is the number contained in the United States Postal Service® (USPS) barcode at the bottom of UPS Mail Innovations® and UPS SurePost® labels.
If your shipment is in the USPS system, you can input the PIC number on usps.com to track or confirm delivery of your package. UPS Mail Innovations customers can also use the PIC number to track on ups.com.
UPS SurePost Tracking Not Updating
Before you get panicked and think that your package is delivered somewhere or gone missing, learning about UPS delivery system will give you peace on mind.
Your package is still within the UPS network and, unless otherwise noted, should be delivered on the scheduled delivery date. Shipment movement information is captured each time a tracking label is scanned in the UPS delivery system. There may be several days between scans if the shipment is going cross-country or moving between countries or territories.
Please refer to common scans definitions in the table at end of this page.
UPS InfoNotice Tracking
UPS leaves you a UPS InfoNotice because they missed you when trying to deliver or pick up your package. Take a look at your UPS InfoNotice to see which boxes are checked and see below for details on each section.
- Package(s) will be delivered to a UPS Access Point® location; you will need to pick up your package(s) at - Your driver will write the name and address of a UPS Access Point location near your home. Your package will be held at this location for seven days, allowing you to pick it up at a time that is convenient for you. Before you pick up your package, be sure to track it using your UPS InfoNotice number to make sure it’s ready for pickup at the designated location. You’ll find the UPS Access Point location name, address and hours of operation on the Tracking Detail screen. You’ll need a government-issued photo ID to pick up your package. The last name and full address on your ID must match the last name and full address on your package.
- We will try again on the next UPS delivery day - We’ll try to deliver your package on the next UPS delivery day (Monday through Friday, and Saturday in select areas), excluding UPS holidays.
- Someone must be here to accept delivery and sign for your package - We need a signature in person. If you’re not going to be home and you’d like the package delivered to a neighbor, follow the instructions on the back of the UPS InfoNotice. Note: Packages that require an adult signature can’t be delivered to a neighbor.
- We can leave your package(s) on the next weekday if you sign the back of this InfoNotice - If you’re not home and don’t mind us leaving your package, just sign the back of the UPS InfoNotice and leave it for your UPS driver.
- Your package(s) has a C.O.D. due - Pay your driver the required C.O.D amount, by check unless otherwise noted, to receive your package. If you need more options, track your package as instructed in step 2 above to see what options are available to you.
- Your package was left at - If this box is checked, we noted where we left the package at your address or if we left it with a neighbor. As a UPS My Choice member you can give instructions for your driver to leave your packages at a designated location or with a trusted neighbor.
- Pickup attempted - We’ll make up to three attempts to pick up your package. If we’ve made the final attempt, step 8 will also be checked, but you can always schedule another pickup or take your package to a nearby UPS drop-off location.
- This was our final attempt - We’ve tried to deliver or pick up a package from your address, but unfortunately we missed you. To see your available options, track your package as instructed in step2 above.
What is an InfoNotice number for UPS?
A UPS InfoNotice® is left by a UPS driver when a delivery attempt is unsuccessful. It includes information such as estimated time of the next delivery attempt and whether a signature is required for delivery.
UPS Express Saver
Delivery from Europe to the US in 2 to 6 business days. This is a collected service, so a UPS courier will collect from an address of your choice.
UPS delivery times
UPS delivery times vary depending on the service you book, but generally, UPS will deliver Monday – Friday up to 5.30 pm (excluding bank and public holidays).
UPS Mail Innovations
UPS Mail Innovations is a leader in cost-effective and efficient movement of mail to more than 200 countries and territories. Combining the operational expertise and reliability of a century-old institution with the latest in technological innovation, our expedited mailing services are a natural extension of UPS's innovative solutions to synchronize the world of commerce.
UPS is able to provide their customers postal services through utilization of the United States Postal Service® (USPS®) work share program. With our operational efficiencies, we are able to obtain better postal rates for customers, while providing transit times that are comparable to First-Class Mail®.
What is UPS Surepost?
The most expensive part of the shipping process is the final leg, which is known as the “last mile,” regardless of how far packages travel to reach their final destination. It’s expensive because it’s inefficient — deliveries are made in small quantities to many different residential locations as opposed to concentrated deliveries to a few commercial locations.
In an effort to reduce those last-mile costs, UPS created SurePost, a consolidated delivery service that uses the U.S. Postal Service to complete the last leg of each delivery to residential customers.
USPS has a mandate to deliver to every address in the U.S., no matter how far-flung. Amazon has long taken advantage of this.
UPS SurePost is a shipping service that utilizes UPS’s ground networks to cover most of the distance a parcel needs to travel, but relies on the U.S. Postal Service for the final leg of the shipment. It’s a cheaper option that, according to UPS, provides just about the same level of service as standard ground shipping.
UPS SurePost can be as much as 20 percent cheaper than UPS residential ground service, with similar service offerings.
Shippers and customers can still track packages, including during the final leg of their journey, with USPS. Parcels technically include two shipping labels, one for each service, but customers can see shipments move through both services seamlessly with just one tracking number.
SurePost also offers UPS customers two additional perks. First, USPS offers Saturday delivery standard to all its customers, including UPS SurePost shippers. Second, USPS delivers to every address in the U.S., which could give your business access to customers that UPS did not serve with standard ground shipping — including P.O. boxes, which UPS ground normally does not serve.
UPS SurePost Versus UPS Ground
UPS SurePost relies on the UPS Ground network. Parcels travel in pretty much the same way — passing from shippers’ establishments to trucks to warehouses, repeated as many times as necessary — until the final leg of their journey.
At that point, standard ground shipments are delivered to end customers by those big brown UPS trucks.
SurePost shipments, on the other hand, are dropped off at local post offices. Then, USPS trucks take them to customers’ homes or offices.
UPS Shipment Reference Tracking
A shipment reference is an identifier that you define by completing the "reference" fields during the shipping process. This reference could be a purchase order (PO) number, a customer number, a company name, a Bill of Lading number, or a phrase that identifies that shipment -- such as "10 crates" or "gift for Mom." Shipment references can be any combination of letters and numbers up to 35 characters.
For UPS Mail Innovations® shipments, a shipment reference is a unique package ID that you assign through barcoded information for each of your mail pieces. This information can be up to 30 characters in length and be alpha and/or numeric with no spaces or symbols. Package IDs should not be reused for at least six months.
These reference numbers are used to identify and track shipments as they move through the UPS Mail Innovations network and the United States Postal Service®, which makes the final delivery.
UPS Freight Tracking
Track the status of your LTL (less-than-truckload) shipment by PRO or BOL number. You can use our online tracking application to track your LTL shipments. You can also use the tracking application found on upsfreight.com.
What is a UPS Drop Box?
UPS Drop Boxes are self-service locations that accept all UPS service levels. Located in nearly 40,000 business and retail areas, UPS Drop Boxes feature the latest possible pickup times and are accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Many necessary shipping supplies are available at these locations. The maximum value or Declared Value per package shipped at a UPS Drop Box is US$500.
What Is a UPS Access Point?
A UPS Access Point™ is a participating retail outlet, such as a grocery store or petrol station that serves as a convenient and efficient UPS parcel delivery and retrieval location. You can also drop off labelled and prepaid UPS Returns® parcels at any UPS Access Point location.
If you elected to have your parcel delivered to a UPS Access Point location at the time of ordering your goods, you will receive a notification alert via email or SMS when the parcel has arrived and is ready for collection. You must present a recognized form of photo ID to collect your parcel.
You can drop off any package with a UPS prepaid label at a designated UPS Access Point™ location. Depending on what time of day you drop off your package, it will be safely stored at the UPS Access Point™ location and collected the same or next working day by UPS.
Track the UPS cargo using waybill, as well as any postal and courier shipment from China, Israel, USA, UK, Italy, France, Netherlands.
What if my tracking number starts with 1Z? ›
UPS. A UPS tracking number, for domestic packages within the United States, will usually start with "1Z" followed by a 16 digit number.Do UPS tracking numbers always start with 1Z? ›
We make it easy to see where your shipment is when you track. Because we assign a tracking number (this is a number that typically starts with a 1Z) to each package, you'll know about your shipment's progress when it's scanned as it moves through the UPS system.How many digits is a UPS freight tracking number? ›
PRO Number: Used for surface freight movement. UPS InfoNotice: A bar-coded notice, which includes a 12-digit reference number, given on the first delivery attempt in select countries.Why is my UPS ground tracking number not working? ›
On the day that your order is ready to ship, we assign the UPS tracking number. Until UPS scans that number and loads your project into the truck, it will show up as invalid. If you attempt to track your order, try it after 8pm ET or the following business day for best results.What do the first 4 digits of a tracking number mean? ›
Every tracking number's first four or five digits indicate the service code. These numbers hint at the mail service you're using to ship that particular item.What are examples of UPS tracking numbers? ›
A UPS Tracking Number is automatically assigned to each package. You or your customer can use this number to locate your package in the system and determine its delivery status and other details. A UPS Tracking Number, sometimes called a 1Z number, should look similar to this example: 1Z9999999999999999.Can I track a UPS freight shipment? ›
You can use our online tracking application to track your LTL shipments. You can also use the tracking application found on upsfreight.com.What digit Do UPS tracking numbers start with? ›
UPS assigns an 18-digit tracking number that starts with 1Z, followed by a 6-character shipper number (a combination of numbers and letters), 2-digit service level indicator characters, followed by 8 digits that identify the given package.What do UPS tracking numbers end with? ›
UPS Tracking number is eighteen alpha-numeric characters. It starts with '1Z' and ends with check digit. For example, 1Z 999 AA1 01 2345 6784. Checkdigit shows whether UPS tracking number contains a mistype.What do UPS freight tracking numbers look like? ›
The tracking number of a UPS delivery
Shipping tracking numbers are often 7 to 12 characters long (numbers and letters). Like for example: 123456789123 or A1234E432129.
How do I track a freight package? ›
Tracking Freight Shipment
Simply enter the shipment's PRO number in the search bar. A PRO number is the nine-digit number used to identify a freight bill, affixed to shipments in the form of a scannable barcode sticker. Once you've entered the PRO number, your tracking results will display for the shipment.
UPS Freight Less-than-Truckload (“LTL”) transportation services are offered by TFI International Inc., its affiliates or divisions (including without limitation TForce Freight), which are not affiliated with United Parcel Service, Inc. or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries or related entities (“UPS”).Does UPS sometimes not update tracking? ›
Although delays and issues are rare, they can occur for various reasons. If your parcel has stopped tracking for a few days, then there may be complications with your delivery. Please contact our live chat team on the below link if this is the case so that look to resolve any issues as quickly as possible.Can a package be delivered without being scanned? ›
The package may not have been scanned at the last checkpoint when it was loaded onto the mail truck. The item will be in the truck and will probably be delivered on time, but without being scanned before loading it up, the tracking page will still show the delivery scan holdup.What happens if USPS tracking hasn't updated in a week? ›
The USPS considers a package lost if tracking information has not been updated in seven days. If you are concerned that your tracking number is not updating and the package has been lost, you can place a missing shipment search with USPS.Why are there two tracking numbers? ›
Due to unforeseen inventory issues, some orders may be partially fulfilled and this will result in receiving two different tracking numbers for your order. This means that some of the item(s) in your order may be shipped from a different warehouse separately to avoid a long wait time.What should my tracking number look like? ›
The most common USPS Tracking Number Format is 20 digits (Like 9999 9999 9999 9999 9999), or a combination of 13 thirteen alphabetic and numeric characters, typically starting with 2 Two alphabets, following by 9 Nine digits, and ending by “US” United States (e.g., EA 999 999 999 US).Can someone fake a USPS tracking number? ›
Smishing fraudsters pose as genuine USPS senders and circulate thousands of emails and texts at a time containing a fraudulent tracking number and a phishing link. The fake USPS links take the consumer to phishing websites where they must enter personal information to expedite their shipment.Does UPS ground have tracking numbers? ›
UPS Ground® gives you cost-effective, reliable ground delivery within one to five business days. You also get free tracking information for your shipment, 24/7.How do I track my UPS tracking? ›
Go to ups.com, enter your tracking or InfoNotice number into the tracking area located on the left side of the screen, and select Track. You will be redirected to the Tracking Detail page. From the Tracking Detail page, add SMS notifications by selecting Request Status Updates.
How do I know when UPS will deliver? ›
Go to either website, enter your UPS tracking number or tracking ID, then hit the Track button. The result that comes out will include the estimated arrival date of your package. Typically, UPS parcels are delivered between 9 am to 9 pm, Monday to Friday. Weekend delivery is only possible for some selected locations.Can you track exact location of UPS truck? ›
Punch the tracking number into the UPS website and you can track it until it is “Out For Delivery”. Then you can't track it until it is delivered. That prevents theft of the item off the truck in transit. As long as you have a tracking number, you can track it at any point in the delivery process.Is there another way to track a UPS package without a tracking number? ›
Track by Reference
When creating a shipment, you can assign a reference like a purchase order number or customer number (up to 35 characters) to help track shipments without entering tracking numbers.
What features are available on the UPS mobile app? Track packages and freight shipments. Enter or scan your tracking or InfoNotice number to view package status.What are UPS shipping codes? ›
|S003||UPS/2nd Day Air||UPS|
|S005||FedEx/Next Day Air||FedEx|
The carrier assigns a PRO number (also known as freight bill number or house bill number) to every shipment for tracking purposes. Your shipment PRO # is located on the sticker label, affixed by the driver at the time of pickup, on your bill of lading or delivery receipt.
Freight tracking lets you see the location of your shipments at any given moment, in real time. Freight tracking platforms allow you to stay on top of the location and ETA of shipments, helping you make sure things are running smoothly and your customers' goods are being delivered to the right place at the right time.How long does freight take to ship? ›
How long does freight shipping take? Freight shipping transit time is impacted by factors including distance, shipping mode, route, and season. In very rough estimates: express can take as little as 1-3 days, air freight is typically 5-10 days, and sea shipping can range anywhere from 20-45 days or more.How do I know if my shipment is freight? ›
Any shipment over 150 lbs. is considered freight. Freight shipping is the transportation of goods, commodities and cargo in bulk by ship, aircraft, truck or intermodal via train and road. It can be transported domestically or internationally by land, air or sea.Does UPS Freight require a signature? ›
We'll capture a signature at delivery, so you can have the peace of mind it was delivered successfully. We'll ask for an adult recipient's signature to make sure the package is delivered to someone at least 21 years old.
What is UPS Freight called now? ›
The company was founded in 1935 as Overnite Transportation, the name it used until 2006 when it was rebranded UPS Freight by new owner UPS. Its name changed to TForce Freight in 2021 when UPS sold the company to TFI. TForce Freight, Inc.How is UPS Freight delivered? ›
Your order ships from our warehouse to the freight companies main distribution center in your delivery area. The Distribution center calls you. As of now, they have your order nearby and are ready to load your shipment onto a smaller truck for it to be delivered to you.Is it possible for a package to be delivered but tracking not updated? ›
If the tracking information for your package has not been updated in a few days, it's possible that there was an issue with the scan, or that the package has been temporarily misplaced. Sometimes packages just aren't scanned into the carrier's system at intermediary stops, so it looks like nothing is happening.Why is UPS tracking so vague? ›
The accuracy of information from UPS tracking exposed to customer varies as they keep changing status updates with a variety of Delay reasons (Weather, Late Flights). Even time-sensitive shipments like Next Day Air which have Guaranteed Delivery have no guarantee with UPS.Is the UPS tracker accurate? ›
One of the advantages of using UPS is its real-time tracking system which accurately and immediately lets you know where your shipment is at all times.How long is too long to wait for a package? ›
If you've waited longer than five days for the First class and priority mails and more than two weeks for the other mail classes, then something is amiss. Contact your Courier and inform them your USPS package is not moving or is stuck in transit.Do they scan every package? ›
Do customs open every package to verify information? No, customs officers will not open up your package or packages without good reason. Every package is put through a scanner machine, or an x-ray machine, to verify that the items you are shipping match your customs forms.Do UPS drivers scan packages before delivery? ›
The UPS end of day scan is very important. Therefore, it's in your best interest to instruct your warehouse manager or shipping clerk to ensure the driver scans every package before they are loaded onto the truck and the UPS End of Day.Should I be worried if USPS tracking hasn't updated in 3 days? ›
Not necessarily. While it is required that packages with tracking numbers be scanned at every stop along the way from origin to destination, these scans are sometimes missed or skipped.Why has my package not moved in over a week? ›
Your parcel could be stuck in transit for many reasons: loss, damage, or perhaps, a USPS tracking system failure. Most USPS packages are automatically insured for $100. Contact your local post office, submit a search query via USPS, and contact the recipient immediately if your USPS shipment is stuck in transit.
Why is my USPS package still in transit for a week? ›
The package stays in transit until the driver/postman delivers it. When parcel is stuck in transit it means that the package is no longer progressing towards its destination and it is either kept in one of the courier company's depots for further checks or stuck in customs.What do USPS tracking numbers usually start with? ›
All USPS tracking numbers start with the number 9. However, it might be slightly different for international packages, as they start with letters (EC or CP) instead.What does FedEx tracking number start with? ›
FedEx Home Delivery, FedEx SmartPost and FedEx Custom Critical services are available in the U.S. only. Door tag numbers start with the letters "DT" followed by 12 numbers. If entering more than one door tag number, click on the underlined tracking number to get more details.What letters do tracking numbers start with? ›
The most common tracking number format is a combination of 18 alphabetic and numeric characters, usually starting with "1Z". Some other less common formats may also exist.What are typical USPS tracking numbers? ›
- 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.
UPS assigns an 18-digit tracking number that starts with 1Z, followed by a 6-character shipper number (a combination of numbers and letters), 2-digit service level indicator characters, followed by 8 digits that identify the given package.Are there fake USPS tracking numbers? ›
According to the Better Business Bureau (BBB), there's an uptick in fraudulent USPS, FedEx, and Amazon deliveries during the holiday season. People order items online and receive a confirmation email from USPS with a tracking number. But when their package arrives, it's completely different from what they ordered.What is the UPS tracking URL format? ›
As you suggest, we'll also use (https://www.ups.com/track?loc=en_US&tracknum=) for emails.Is 1Z a FedEx tracking number? ›
A UPS tracking number, for domestic packages within the United States, will usually start with "1Z" followed by a 6 character shipper number (numbers and letters), a 2 digit service level indicator, and finally 8 digits identifying the package (the last digit being a check digit), for a total of 18 characters.Who uses a 12 digit tracking number? ›
FedEx has a powerful advanced information system where we upload data about your shipment as it moves through our network. All you need is the 12-digit package tracking number.
What should a tracking number look like? ›
The most common USPS Tracking Number Format is 20 digits (Like 9999 9999 9999 9999 9999), or a combination of 13 thirteen alphabetic and numeric characters, typically starting with 2 Two alphabets, following by 9 Nine digits, and ending by “US” United States (e.g., EA 999 999 999 US).Who uses a 6 digit tracking number? ›
XXXXXX - a unique 6-digit customer number assigned by UPS Mail Innovations.Who has an 11 digit tracking number? ›
The reference number of the DHL Parcel waybill for domestic shipments has 11 digits and consists of digits only and starts with 1 (e.g. 12345678901).How many numbers are usually in a tracking number? ›
Most domestic USPS tracking numbers are 22 digits and begin with the number 9. Be aware that international packages will be slightly different.