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USPS Shipment Tracking Issues?

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  1. fretplayer20

    fretplayer20 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 2, 2013
    Mobile, AL
    So recently I have run into this issue with a shipment through Singapore Post (SGP). I had to use SGP due to ordering a meter with a built in battery. :( So the last update I got on the package was on November 16 on the SGP tracking website shows "Despatched to overseas - Country Code US". Traditionally, this means in a few days I can track through USPS. So pretty much on queue two days later when I search my tracking number on USPS' site, rather than getting "NOT FOUND", I am receiving this .... In great big orange letters "ALERT" with the following text: USPS Tracking™ is unavailable for this product for SINGAPORE

    I tried to look this up on a couple of Google results I could find and there seems to be talk of two possibilities that people use with confidence. As far as I could tell this began on Nov 18.

    1. USPS stopped supporting international tracking and this is permanent.
    2. Something went haywire with the USPS backend and this is a temporary issue.


    I don't particularly care for this shipment, but it would be nice to find some good info on this just to be informed. If anyone has any information they can share, please do so!

    Thanks,





     
  2. Alien Traveler

    Alien Traveler Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 3, 2014
    United States
    When ordering from Fasttech (2 times) I was never able to track package properly.
     
  3. bluecat

    bluecat Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jun 22, 2012
    Cincy
    Things may have changed but from what I understand is the USPS is not required to scan packages. They generally do but there are times that they don't.

    Also with Fasttech, if you do not specially pay for it with a lower priced shipment, there will be no tracking.
     
  4. BraveNewWorld

    BraveNewWorld Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 18, 2014
    Pennsylvania
    My tracking from my local PO just stopped. It was tracked all the way from china, we received no mail yesterday. I'm bummed I'm still stalking the mailman. Usually it says out for delivery, <sigh> I dislike waiting for stuff that should have been delivered yesterday....it's sitting in a bin, around the corner since yesterday morning. I feel your pain....
     
  5. fretplayer20

    fretplayer20 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 2, 2013
    Mobile, AL
    Yeah, I think I read that you only get any tracking if you spend over $20 or something. Never cared to look at the number since I order well over $20 from FT to get the most I can with one shipment. You're both right though ... it's rare to get accurate tracking regardless if its free or paid (I've tried both), but I've always gotten at least something in the past, albeit sometimes only after it hits my door, but something. And in those times USPS always showed "NOT FOUND". This "ALERT" stuff seems new.

    I assume this will sort itself out one way or the other. Like I said, not a huge deal for me, but would be nice to know if it's temporary or not. :p
     
  6. fretplayer20

    fretplayer20 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 2, 2013
    Mobile, AL
    lol. I hear you. I have no tracking, and know that it supposedly left China on the 16th, so every day on my hour drive home i'm looking forward to that split second of opening my mailbox and have nothing but disappointment to show for it so far. Maybe tonight will be the night. lol
     
  7. bluecat

    bluecat Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jun 22, 2012
    Cincy
    I had one from FT do that. No tracking. One day it was on my table waiting for me when I got home from work. I just never track anything. It is a nice little surprise. Reminds of when I was kid and bought a potato gun in the mail with nickels, pennies and some box tops. Then I realized I had to pay for postage too.
     
  8. wheezal

    wheezal Insane Halon ECF Veteran

    Aug 27, 2013
    Austin, Tx
    once i received a package that i had been waiting about a week for.

    the next day, the USPS tracking site listed that the package was a "failure to deliver/return to sender"


    the irony, it amuses me so.
     
  9. minimalsaint

    minimalsaint Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 4, 2012
    Michigan
    Welcome to the postal holiday season.
     
  10. BraveNewWorld

    BraveNewWorld Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 18, 2014
    Pennsylvania
    Aren't we supposed to get delivery on Sundays now too? Through till the 25th dec.

    I ordered mine on the 14th shipped the 16th, AND I got it today-yay. Not bad from what I read about fasttech. I did pay the $.55 though. Does that make a difference?
     
  11. VapinWolf

    VapinWolf Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 14, 2013
    Grand Bay, Alabama USA
    On the Singapore Post Tracking site there is a message that there will be no USPS tracking services. I don't know if it is because I didn't pay extra or what.
     
  12. Racehorse

    Racehorse ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 12, 2012
    USA midwest
    USPS would have no reason to track anything on Singapore Post while in singapore.

    If a package leaves the US, it goes thru customs in the other country, and at that point it is not in the hands of USPS anymore.

    Once it makes it thru customs in a foreign country, and gets handed over to the United States Post Office system, then it will be tracked if that kind of tracking was paid for.
     
  13. VapinWolf

    VapinWolf Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 14, 2013
    Grand Bay, Alabama USA
    Ok, let me clarify, the message states there will be no USPS tracking once it reaches the states.

    Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
     
  14. crxess

    crxess Grumpy Ole Man Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 20, 2012
    Williamsport Md
    The Package is First Class
    You may(or not) get entry confirmation to San Fransisco
    You will then (some days later) get a Knock on your door and a Sign here________________ Delivery.

    Just went through this with USPS

    Don't Blame FT for the shippers issues.:)
     
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