Website posted a bag out to me yesterday (24 hours ago now) and the tracking number that was given is stating "there is no record of this item" and i have not experienced this happening before although i am sure that on the USPS site that it states "Why Are You Receiving This Message?
1. Event information may not be available if your item was mailed recently. Please try again later."
So how long a delay can there be between the posting of the item and the tracking information showing that and its progress on the site?
In my experience, it varies. I've seen it update almost immediately, and I've seen it not update until a couple of days after the package has actually arrived. Try again after the close of business today and you will probably see an update.
I've shipped USPS many times and it usually shows some info within 24hrs if nothing more than the date,time and location of the drop off.
However I recently shipped a return to NM June 23rd,here it is 20 days later and still no update showing up on the USPS website tracking.The only way I knew my return was recieved and my account credited was because NM sent me an e-mail to let me know they received it safely.
Hope you can get an update soon,it may not show up until you receive your item.
Best thing to do is to copy and paste the tracking number and go directly to the usps site. Because many times I click the number on eBay and it doesn't update and always say to check back. But when I go to usps, the information is always updated.
But- I haven't been able to get to the usps site all day long~ is anyone else having this problem?
USPS tracking is so inconsistent. But you shouldn't worry too much. Hasn't been updated for 24 hour is nothing unusual. International tracking info takes sometimes longer than domestic to show up.
I don't know much about specific codes for shipping method, but on USPS "Track & Confirm" page, if you click "?" icon right next to "Enter label/Receipt Number" you can see the sample numbers for each shipping method.
Hey thanks for that gidramom, i can't seem to work it out as none of the examples begin with EM,
Funny that the store didn't mention HOW they were shipping it, i have contacted them and hope for a response soon,
I would just like to know a rough date of when to expect arrival as if i need to sign for it then i want to ensure to be at home