How To Track Package Without Tracking Number

Delivery confirmation is a service that the United States Postal Service, FedEx, UPS and other shippers offer. They provide a tracking number that consumers can use to track their packages or receive automated delivery notifications. A package without delivery confirmation cannot be tracked using those methods. However, that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to locate a missing package.

Insured Packages
Insured packages receive an insurance number similar to the tracking numbers provided by USPS. That insurance number is unique and can be used to locate a package.

Call the Post Office
Call the post office where you sent the package. Give the postal clerk a description of the package, the address it is going to and the sender’s address. The clerk will look to see if the package is currently at the post office.

Place Addresses Inside Parcel
Place your address and the recipient’s address inside your package. Occasionally packages are damaged in shipping. If the addresses on the box are unreadable, your package may be undeliverable and nonreturnable. Placing identifying information inside the box will help ensure delivery.

Free Tracking
Delivery confirmation is free when purchasing priority mail service. When printed labels are placed on these packages they will automatically have a delivery confirmation number. However, if you hand address your package it will not have a confirmation number.

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How To Track Certified Mail

Certified mail is a service offered by the United States Postal Service. It provides you with proof of mailing and proof of delivery for a mailed item. When you mail the item, you fill out a U.S. Postal Service Certified Mail Receipt. The receipt contains information about who the package was sent to and how much the package cost to mail. You can use the information on the receipt to track your item without a separate tracking number.

Things You’ll Need
Certified mail receipt
Locate your certified mail receipt. The certified mail receipt is a green and white receipt about two inches square.

Look for the certified mail number on the receipt. The certified mail number is a vertical line of twenty numbers. It runs from the top to the bottom of the receipt on the left hand side.

Click on the USPS website listed in Resources, then click on the “Track and Confirm” button.

Enter your certified mail number in the “Enter Label/Receipt Number” box, then click on the “Go” button.

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