A FedEx package can be tracked without a tracking number by using other reference information, such as the invoice number or another reference number given at the time of shipment. Packages shipped through UPS also can be tracked when a tracking number is not available by using alternative reference information provided when the shipment is created.Know More
Only certain types of packages sent through the U.S. Postal Service use tracking numbers. For packages that are lost and have no tracking number available, a search request may be filed through local post offices. To begin the search, the value of the package contents must be at least $25, as of 2014. The person requesting the search provides the delivery and return addresses along with phone numbers for the recipient and the sender.
As of 2014, tracking of packages typically uses bar codes, which are read by a machine. Information on the package location is maintained in a database, which can be accessed online through package-delivery companies. Package tracking is an example of track and trace, a way of determining the past, current and future locations of a product. Track and trace is used in the fields of logistics and product distribution. Track-and-trace systems typically include the positions of vehicles and shipping containers. They provide the ability to retrieve status reports in real time. Shipping companies, such as FedEx and UPS, implement track-and-trace systems by reporting arrival and departure of packages at certain locations.Learn More
UPS packages cannot be tracked by address or name. As of 2015, Packages can be tracked using tracking numbers, reference numbers and UPS InfoNotice numbers. Tracking can be done via the UPS website, email or text messaging.Full Answer >
USPS Priority Mail International shipments can be tracked online via the USPS website. End-to-end tracking is available with USPS tracking, and up to 11 scan events are recorded as a package makes its way from one destination to another.Full Answer >
Track a package by visiting the shipping company's website and entering the relevant tracking number. Most package tracking numbers are between 10 and 20 digits long, and some may contain letters as well.Full Answer >
A USPS tracking number is a series of numerals allocated to individual parcels by the United States Postal Service to keep a record of where parcels are once they are shipped. A USPS tracking number consists of 22 numerals.Full Answer >