How to Track a USPS Order, Get Delivery Updates, Find Missing Package

United States Postal Service provides you the facility to track a USPS order on their website. There is another facility of USPS to request the package if it is lost, missing, or delayed. In this article, I will tell you the procedure to track your package on USPS.

How to track a USPS order on the USPS website

Follow these steps to track a USPS order.

1. First of all go to the official website of USPS.

2. Then click on “Quick Tool and select Track a Package”.

track USPS order

3. Now enter your tracking number in the specified place and press Enter. 

USPS serial number

4. Check the status of your package. You can review the complete detail of your package from start to end.


How to track a USPS order using Informed Delivery

You can also track a USPS order by using informed delivery. For this, you need to sign up for Informed Delivery. This is a free feature that USPS provides to its customers. Here you can manage all the packages and letters on a single dashboard.  

Here are some simple steps to track a USPS order on informed delivery.

1. Go to the official USPS website

2. Click on “Quick Tools” and select informed delivery.

USPS informed delivery

3. Sign up or log in to an informed delivery account.

4. Navigate to “Packages” and check the status of all packages.


5. Select the package you want to track.

6. Check the status of the package.

How to track down missing or delayed packages

The packages that are not delivered on the expected delivery date are considered delayed or missing packages. The USPS recommends waiting for seven days before starting a complaint against a missing package. Possibly, it is on the route.

Before submitting a request for the missing package, check the status of the package that has been mentioned in the previous section “how to track a USPS order”.

1. Check the status of the package.

2. Fill out the online help request form.

3. Submit a Missing Mail search request.

How To Track A Package Without USPS Tracking Number?

A tracking number is very important to track a USPS order. Unfortunately, if you have lost or forgotten your tracking number then it will be difficult to track the package. Anyhow, you can track your USPS package without a tracking number. In this situation, you need to contact USPS customer service by phone or mail. They may ask you for the following information:

1. Class of shipment

2. Address where to deliver the package

3. Was it insured?

4. What did the shipment contain?

5. The shipment value

By providing the above information to the concerned officer, you will get the information about your package. If you are still confused, you can ask questions in the comment box.  

How to track a USPS package using

If you want to track a USPS package, you must have a tracking number. This tracking number can be found on the shipping label or in the account.

Viewing tracking information on’s ShipStatus page

1. First of all, go to the official website of Stamps

2. Go to the Ship status page

3. Put USPS tracking number without dash and space in the search bar

4. Tab on “check status”.

5. View the scan history of your package

Viewing tracking information from your account

You can track a USPS order by getting information from You can connect yourself with the Stamps account by the software (download here). Through this software, you can access the shipping details of your package.

In the software, click on the “Search” tab in the left corner.

Now click on status and see all shipping details of packages. You can choose the tracking number that you want to track.

For more information go to the transactional details window where you can see details regarding delivery date, address, weight, mail class, and cost.

Print the tracking information and keep it in your own record. You can share it with the destination person.

Which USPS services offer tracking?

All United States postal services offer to track a USPS order. Anyhow, some services require an additional cost to track while others are available for free.

However, you should keep in mind that each country has different scanning capabilities. Therefore, if you are shipping your package internationally then tracking will not be available once the package leaves the US.  

We have made a table for convenience to check which services have tracking included and which have available.

ServicesDomestic/InternationalShipping TimeUSPS tracking
Priority Mail ExpressOvernightDomesticIncluded
First-Class Mail2-3 DaysDomesticIncluded (Packages Only)
Priority Mail1-3 DaysDomesticIncluded
Media Mail2-7 DaysDomesticIncluded
USPS Retail Ground2-8 DaysDomesticIncluded
Priority Mail International6-10 DaysInternationalIncluded
Priority Mail Express International3-5 DaysInternationalIncluded
First-Class Package InternationalVariesInternationalAvailable
First-Class Mail InternationalVariesInternationalAvailable

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