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How do you read USPS tracking numbers?

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USPS tracking numbers, also known as label or receipt numbers, are read in a straightforward manner right off the package receipt. USPS tracking numbers range in length from 16 to 34 digits depending on the mail class used for shipping. Some tracking numbers also contain letters.

To track packages, a user can enter the tracking number from their package receipt at the USPS website into their tracking tool to get information on the status of the package. The level of information depends on the mail class and any extra tracking services that were purchased. Spaces may be entered or left out when inputting the tracking number without affecting the results.

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    Does USPS provide tracking to Canada?

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    The United States Postal Service provides tracking options for most packages and letters shipped to Canada. The USPS does not, however, ship or track Priority Mail International Fat Rate envelopes or small Flat Rate shipped boxes to Canada.

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    What does "in transit" mean at USPS?

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    When a package is in transit with USPS, it means that the delivery is currently traveling through the postal transportation network. USPS Tracking, a free service, can display the last known location of a package within the USPS system.

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    What is the "USPS"?

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    The acronym "USPS" refers to the United States Postal Service. It has been in existence since July 26, 1775, when the Second Continental Congress created it. Benjamin Franklin was the first Postmaster General of the United States.

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    How late does USPS deliver?

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    As of 2013, the United States Postal Service attempts to have mail deliveries finished by 6 p.m., but mail carriers can deliver later than that during busy times. Mail deliveries have been reported between 8 to 10 p.m.

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