If you're expecting a package, you want to keep an eye on the shipping so you know when it will arrive. Here's how you can track a package online.

Have you ever been stressed about a package arriving on time? Have you been checking the front door every hour to see if it’s arrived? 

Save yourself this unnecessary stress by tracking your packages online. It’s one of the best features of shipping that’s now offered in real-time. 

To help you understand how to correctly do this, here is everything you need to know about how to track a package. 

USPS Tracking 

The United States Postal Service (USPS) is one of the most common avenues for shipping. The easiest way to track USPS mail is to create an account and download their mobile app. 

A USPS account allows you to buy stamps, calculate shipping costs, and track your packages. USPS also provides informed delivery, which sends you an image of your package once it ships. 

If you don’t want to use the app, you can go to the USPS website and enter your 22-digit tracking number. Once you’ve entered the number, you will see the estimated delivery or whether it’s already been delivered. If you don’t see a tracking number, check back again soon.  

UPS Tracking 

The United Postal Service (UPS) uses a similar strategy to USPS regarding package tracking. They also have an app that you can download to quickly track your mail. But, you can also use their assigned tracking number (it usually begins with a Z) to track your package. 

Once you’ve entered the number, you’ll see the shipment’s progress each time it’s scanned and moves across the country. 

If you run into any issues during the process, you can have a live chat with a virtual assistant through the UPS app. 

FedEx Tracking 

Federal Express (FedEx) is known for its fast and efficient delivery services. You can receive detailed tracking information for packages by going to the FedEx website and entering either your tracking or reference number into the search bar. 

This will provide you with the delivery details and estimated delivery times. 

Amazon Tracking 

Amazon has quickly become a popular way to buy products. One reason is the Prime Membership, which provides 2-day shipping for Prime packages in the United States. 

To track Amazon deliveries, save the unique identifier that Amazon sends you once it’s packed and shipped. As the package moves across the country, you will receive updates on where your package is at all times. 

If you want more information, click on the shipping confirmation you received from Amazon and click the “track your package” link. You can also go to the “My Orders” page on Amazon and copy and paste the link. 

Now You Know How to Track a Package 

These are all the main ways to track a package. The exact process depends on the shipping service your package is shipped through. Before logging on to anything, double-check how the package was shipped. 

Though the processes aren’t very dissimilar, you’ll save yourself confusion by logging onto the correct shipping service website. People’s most common mistake is logging onto the UPS shipping site when their package shipped via USPS. 

And now, you won’t make that mistake! 

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