USPS Tracking? - DA.C
 

Go Back   DA.C > Clearance Delivery > General Squawk Talk

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old 02-03-2015, 08:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
King of the Geeks
 
Kitty Hawk 1903's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: 1313 Mockingbird Lane,Mockingbird Heights.
Age: 52
Posts: 5,600
Default USPS Tracking?

Anyone hear have lots of experience with USPS shipping? I sent a model down to Dallas from Vancouver. Left Jan 19,three scans in Canada,no scans in America. I always send parcels with tracking,but this one is not being scanned for some reason. I take pride in packaging up models,and making sure all documents are clear about contents and value. Correctly addressed..... Other times,I have sent models,and they have a dozen scans. You can totally follow it. I know,don't panic,I just don't like having the money in my Paypal account,and the customer doesn't have the model.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


David
Kitty Hawk 1903 is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-03-2015, 09:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
Missed approach
 
Prop-Jet Electra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: TX
Posts: 2,180
Default Re: USPS Tracking?

You can't count on USPS to scan anything for sure. They usually do but there are certainly times when they don't. I've seen packages remain in "Package info sent to USPS" after the package was shipped and delivered meaning it was never scanned anywhere along the line. They say tracking is not a guaranteed deal, it's more of a courtesy. But your package will most likely be fine.
Prop-Jet Electra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2015, 09:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
King of the Geeks
 
Kitty Hawk 1903's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: 1313 Mockingbird Lane,Mockingbird Heights.
Age: 52
Posts: 5,600
Default Re: USPS Tracking?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Prop-Jet Electra View Post
You can't count on USPS to scan anything for sure. They usually do but there are certainly times when they don't. I've seen packages remain in "Package info sent to USPS" after the package was shipped and delivered meaning it was never scanned anywhere along the line. They say tracking is not a guaranteed deal, it's more of a courtesy. But your package will most likely be fine.
OK thanks. I will try not to worry about it. I simply don't like disappointing people. It didn't disappear off the face of the earth,it's obviously somewhere en route. Thanks again.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


David
Kitty Hawk 1903 is online now   Reply With Quote
 
Old 02-03-2015, 09:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
Master Collector
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Singapore
Posts: 795
Default Re: USPS Tracking?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Prop-Jet Electra View Post
You can't count on USPS to scan anything for sure. They usually do but there are certainly times when they don't. I've seen packages remain in "Package info sent to USPS" after the package was shipped and delivered meaning it was never scanned anywhere along the line. They say tracking is not a guaranteed deal, it's more of a courtesy. But your package will most likely be fine.
Yes, I've had the same happen to some of my packages from the US
__________________
~

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
atomicfungus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2015, 12:46 AM   #5 (permalink)
24r
Insane Collector
 
24r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Mississauga, Ontario,Canada
Age: 60
Posts: 1,246
Default Re: USPS Tracking?

I have found any parcel from Canada with tracking to the USA normally shows the Canadian Scans the arrival in the USA and the the delivery scan. I have switched to a company here in Mississauga who uses the USPS. They then deliver to a US Postal station, far cheaper and faster than Canada Post
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Your Canadian Alternative Choice For Airline Diecast Models.
24r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2015, 01:42 AM   #6 (permalink)
King of the Geeks
 
Kitty Hawk 1903's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: 1313 Mockingbird Lane,Mockingbird Heights.
Age: 52
Posts: 5,600
Default Re: USPS Tracking?

Quote:
Originally Posted by 24r View Post
I have found any parcel from Canada with tracking to the USA normally shows the Canadian Scans the arrival in the USA and the the delivery scan. I have switched to a company here in Mississauga who uses the USPS. They then deliver to a US Postal station, far cheaper and faster than Canada Post
Is this company available to the general public,or for business use only?
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


David
Kitty Hawk 1903 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2015, 11:42 AM   #7 (permalink)
Aviation Geek
 
A Tupolev's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Long Beach, CA
Posts: 6,659
Default Re: USPS Tracking?

Still waiting for Christmas package from wife's family in Russia. We can track scans through and leaving Russia, but no scans of arrival here.
A Tupolev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2015, 12:08 PM   #8 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 1,606
Default Re: USPS Tracking?

Is it a GTA only company or can the rest of us in Canuckistan use it?

I do know the Canada Post system has numerous scan points BUT if the system gets swamped as it did several times before XMAS, the scans dont seem to register on the servers for the mid point activities

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kitty Hawk 1903 View Post
Is this company available to the general public,or for business use only?
YOWguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2015, 01:10 PM   #9 (permalink)
King of the Geeks
 
Kitty Hawk 1903's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: 1313 Mockingbird Lane,Mockingbird Heights.
Age: 52
Posts: 5,600
Default Re: USPS Tracking?

I actually had a USPS agent tell me that scanning was a courtesy not mandatory?????? I pay for tracking so that I know and the buyer knows where the package is. So if what she said is accurate,I only payed for the scans in Canada? That's a fifteen minute drive to the airport and two scans?
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


David
Kitty Hawk 1903 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2015, 01:35 PM   #10 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 1,606
Default Re: USPS Tracking?

I believe USPS uses a similar architecture to Canada Post, everything gets scanned for a bar code. The issue maybe that the servers don't talk well. The scans once the item is in process are often done automatically. Did you try the number on both the CP and USPS sites?
YOWguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2015, 03:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
24r
Insane Collector
 
24r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Mississauga, Ontario,Canada
Age: 60
Posts: 1,246
Default Re: USPS Tracking?

It is a company open to any one ship with but are located on the the GTA .

Mark
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Your Canadian Alternative Choice For Airline Diecast Models.
24r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2015, 05:22 PM   #12 (permalink)
Junior Collector
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Brantford
Posts: 11
Default Re: USPS Tracking?

During a recent trade with a collector in the US, we each provided each other with the tracking codes for the packages. The Canada Post tracking number works on the USPS tracking site, and vice versa. Therefore, once your package crosses the border, use that countries' postal service site to track your package. If its around the december holiday season, it should be expected there may be hiccups. but hopefully this little tidbit helps
BusMaxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2015, 07:54 PM   #13 (permalink)
King of the Geeks
 
Kitty Hawk 1903's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: 1313 Mockingbird Lane,Mockingbird Heights.
Age: 52
Posts: 5,600
Default Re: USPS Tracking?

Thanks for everyone's input. I do use the USPS site to track when shipping to America. I just shake my head,sometimes I can have something like ten scans from a to b. Sometimes,not one. I don't think customs is the hold up. It's a $35.00 model airplane,they aren't going to be to concerned. If they are,open it up,receipt is inside for proof. My wife says I get to stressed about things sometimes. She does have a point. I'm sure everything will be fine,and the plane will mysteriously appear.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


David
Kitty Hawk 1903 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2015, 09:42 PM   #14 (permalink)
insane collector
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Montreal
Posts: 1,732
Default Re: USPS Tracking?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kitty Hawk 1903 View Post
Anyone hear have lots of experience with USPS shipping? I sent a model down to Dallas from Vancouver. Left Jan 19,three scans in Canada,no scans in America. I always send parcels with tracking,but this one is not being scanned for some reason. I take pride in packaging up models,and making sure all documents are clear about contents and value. Correctly addressed..... Other times,I have sent models,and they have a dozen scans. You can totally follow it. I know,don't panic,I just don't like having the money in my Paypal account,and the customer doesn't have the model.
If you are worried about Paypal refunding your customer out of your account you are worrying for nothing. You sending the item and having it tracked into the postal system is enough that you did your part. That is what the Ebay seller protection is about. You can even open a claim for a lost item with Canada Post and get a full refund including postage costs. They will refund you 100%.
I also ship my Ebay sales with tracking too cover my butt, it's peace of mind.
__________________
Descending to model level 1700.
ELY707 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2015, 10:54 PM   #15 (permalink)
King of the Geeks
 
Kitty Hawk 1903's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: 1313 Mockingbird Lane,Mockingbird Heights.
Age: 52
Posts: 5,600
Default Re: USPS Tracking?

Not worried about the money in the least. I have Canada Post on it already looking for it. Someone bought a model from me,I did my part,and they don't have the model. Like I have let them down. That's just how I am wired. A little disappointed with USPS for not scanning at all,but that has been discussed. It is an Ebay sale. I take pride in my Ebay sales. One customer messaged me when he received his model and said I had it packaged like it was going to be shot out of a cannon. All I can do is wait. Really,what else can I do?
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


David
Kitty Hawk 1903 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2015, 12:41 AM   #16 (permalink)
Junior Collector
 
MS122's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Belle Isle
Posts: 21
Default Re: USPS Tracking?

Last November I had a package shipped from Vancouver to DC with tracking info. with the last in message showing intransit. It arrived and was still shown as intransit.
MS122 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2015, 04:08 PM   #17 (permalink)
Design with Elegance.
 
Upkeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Toronto, CANADA
Posts: 5,664
Wink Re: USPS Tracking?

Maybe just a wee-off topic, but for those who periodically use FedEx Ground for short over the US/Canada border shipments, there is a large lag between drop-off and first scan showing up. My experience shows close to 2 days. Best to be patient with this one in the event you choose to use it.

My preference is still with Canada Post/USPS (& tracking) in most cases.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

…lťgance en vol . . . Airfrance-style!
Upkeep is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:45 AM.

Latest Threads
 

Models of the Week
 



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.