How to Track a Piece of Mail

By Tiffany Raiford
Track the status of your mail online.

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The United States Postal Service (USPS) offers mailing options so consumers can track their mail. If you are expecting mail that was sent with a tracking number, you can track the shipment from the time it leaves its point of origin until the time it arrives in your mailbox or post office. A letter or shipment can be tracked online through the USPS website by entering the tracking number. If you ordered from an online website, you will likely receive a tracking number via email; otherwise, you must obtain the tracking number from the sender to view the status of your shipment.

Visit the USPS website at www.usps.com to track your letter or package. Make sure you have the tracking number on hand.

Enter the tracking number for your shipment in the "Track & Confirm" box on the USPS homepage and click "Go."

View the results to find out when the package left its origin city, where your shipment is currently and estimated delivery date.

About the Author

Tiffany Raiford has several years of experience writing freelance. Her writing focuses primarily on articles relating to parenting, pregnancy and travel. Raiford is a graduate of Saint Petersburg College in Florida.

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