What is a Tracking Number?
|Tracking numbers are used to identify and trace packages and freight shipments as they move through the system to their destination. The Carrier automatically assigns a tracking number to your shipment.
UPS tracking numbers appear in the following formats:
- 1Z 999 999 99 9999 999 9
- 9999 9999 9999
- T999 9999 999
UPS will also track the following types of tracking numbers, using unique numeric formats that contain from seven to 20 characters:
- Delivery Order/Sub-PRO Number - another name for less-than-truckload (LTL)/and Truckload (TL) child shipment tracking numbers
- House Air Waybill - used for air freight movement
- House Bill of Lading - used for ocean freight movement
- PRO Number - used for surface freight movement
- UPS InfoNotice - a notice given on first delivery attempt in the U.S. and some European countries
- UPS Service Notice - a notice given on first delivery attempt in several countries outside the U.S
How do you track packages? Track all of the packages you've sent, whether you've used FedEx, UPS, the US Post Office, or DHL to get your package from one location to anohter.
FedEx (Federal Express)
Track your FedEx package, click HERE.
After you've sent your package, you can track its delivery. You can track any package that you've sent by entering your FedEx tracking number, or your Kinko's order number on the FedEx website. This site will tell you all the details of your package so that you can follow it while it makes its way to your loved ones.
FedEx even lets you enter your name and email address into their system. They'll email you when your package has been delivered. This is called their "delivery notification" system.
To find out what services UPS offers, and the charges, simply click HERE.
Track your UPS package, click HERE.
Does UPS deliver on Saturdays, and holidays? Yes, for a fee. You can also track all of your UPS packages. After going to the UPS website, simply enter your tracking number, click on the "I agree" button and their computer will track your package.
You'll be able to see where your package is enroute to its final destination. The log will tell you when your package was picked up, what city it is in, and more. When your package is on a truck and is scheduled for delivery, it will even tell you that, too.
US Post Office (United States Post Office)
Track your USPS package, click HERE.
The US Post Office offers a variety of services. Be sure that you have your tracking number to track a package or envelope that you've mailed.
Track your DHL package, click HERE
Like other carriers, DHL also lets you track packages that you've sent. To track a package, simply visit their website and enter your air waybill tracking number.
If you live within the U.S., you can contact DHL at 1-800-CALL-DHL (800-225-5345).
A tracking number is a unique number placed on every package
by the carrier. It is printed on the package lable in human-readable
and machine readable formats. It is also known as a PRO number, waybill number or airbill number.
Where do I get a Tracking Number for a package?
If you sent the package, look at your receipt or carrier manifest. If you are receiving the package,
you must contact the shipper to obtain the tracking number.
The tracking number may appear on the invoice or acknowledgment from the shipper.
What does a Tracking Number do?
The tracking number is read and put into the carriers' computer
system at every key point along the route from the shipper to the
recipient. The carrier can find out where a package is by checking
their computer system.
I have a tracking number, now what?
If you want to find out where a package is and when it will
be delivered, you must contact the carrier. You can contact them
via telephone, a dedicated computer program on your computer, via
the carriers' web site, or through packtracking.com. Go to packtracking.com's
Home Page, enter the tracking number,
and press the button for the carrier (if that carrier has a button). If that carrier does not have
a button, select the carrier from the pull-down list and click "Track".
In a few seconds, you will see a screen showing you where
your package is.
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In Netscape, choose CTRL+D to add packtracking.com to your Bookmarks.
In Internet Explorer, choose Favorites->Add To Favorites from
the pull-down menu at the top of the screen.
I have a lot of packages to track. What can I do?
Your tracking number and reference info will
be saved in your PackTracking history without tracking the package at the carrier's website. You can then
track any of your packages at a later time.
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