What is USPS Delivery Confirmation?

USPS delivery confirmation helps you track and confirm your packages by letting you know the date and time your shipment has been delivered or that a delivery attempt was made. It is also known as “USPS tracking”.

Delivery confirmation/USPS tracking is good for many situations, such as when you are shipping high-value goods, want to know when your packages are delivered, or want your customers to know when they should expect their shipments.

Delivery confirmation/USPS tracking is also helpful when reporting a lost shipment. If a First-Class Mail or Priority Mail shipment has not arrived within five (5) Postal business days from its date of mailing, you can report the loss via phone or web:

  • Call 1-800-ASK-USPS (1-800-275-8777) where a customer service representative will document your mail loss complaint.
  • Visit the USPS site and complete a missing mail report.
Delayed Priority Mail Express shipments should be reported as soon as the service commitment has been missed. Learn how to obtain a refund on a Priority Mail Express shipment.

Access tracking information online or by phone

Delivery confirmation/USPS Tracking is included in these USPS services

  • Included for free with these domestic services:
    • Priority Mail
    • Priority Mail Express
    • Parcel Select
    • Media Mail
    • First Class (excluding the Large Envelope/Flat)
    • Most Military Mail (APO/FPO destinations)
  • Available on some international shipments.  Further restrictions apply. Learn more about which countries offer tracking to the destination.
  • Not available on First Class Large Envelope/Flat

General restrictions apply

The package must be greater than ¾ inch thick. Thinner contents must be placed and sent in a rigid box or container that won’t lose its shape or collapse into a flat or letter-sized piece during handling and delivery.

Delivery confirmation/USPS Tracking is not the same as insurance. However, it is required when insuring a package, either through USPS or Shipsurance. Learn more about USPS Insurance.


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Needs confirmation. Package sented 24 of November 2017.  UH008857845US. Reference.

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Hello Miriam, and thank you for posting to our support center.

Unfortunately, because ShippingEasy does not actually handle or delivery packages, we would recommend you contact USPS directly via phone at 1 (800) 275-8777. They should be able to provide further assistance with obtaining delivery confirmation for any packages you shipped with them.

Thank you.

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