My USPS Tracking Number Says Not Available?

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asked Feb 9, 2019 in USPS by margaritame1 (400 points)
My USPS Tracking Number Says Not Available?

The tracking number may be incorrect or the status update is not yet available. Please verify your tracking number and try again later.

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answered Feb 9, 2019 by Bonnerandrewer (410 points)
USPS tracking information is not very reliable even though the USPS is supposed to scan your mail when it's picked up or dropped off at the post office.

Sometimes they don't scan the packages or mail that have tracking numbers until the package gets to your local post office.

So I would wait at least a day or so and check again sometimes it will update and if not then contact the person shipping the package to find out what's going on or contact the USPS and provide them with the tracking number.

Usually it's just a case of them not scanning the tracking number and entering it into their system sometimes it happens.
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answered Feb 9, 2019 by nsodfju (420 points)
I get that same problem with USPS tracking numbers as well and it usually means that USPS just hasn't scanned it like they should be doing.

Sometimes the USPS tracking info will stay on USPS Tracking Number Says Not Available until it gets to my post office box.

USPS tracking is very unreliable and they don't always get scanned like they should throughout the shipping.
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answered Feb 10, 2019 by Jasire (26,200 points)
USPS tracking does that from time to time and it makes it look like the tracking number isn't correct and it could be incorrect.

I had a package being shipped to me a few days ago and the USPS tracking still states that the Tracking Number is Not Available.

Yet the tracking number was correct and I got the package delivered yesterday yet the USPS tracking still says not available.

So I wouldn't worry about it as your package is still likely on it's way and may not even update at all.
commented Feb 11, 2019 by Mark Duffy (2,460 points)
I had a package being shipped to me a few days ago and the USPS tracking still states that the Tracking Number is Not Available.
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answered Dec 14, 2020 by Prizzy134 (1,080 points)
When USPS tracking says status not available it means that the tracking information has not got into the USPS tracking system yet.

The shipping label may have been created but the package may have not gotten to the USPS yet.

Give it a day or 2 days and then check again and the USPS tracking should update.
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