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Direct Mail Postcard Delivery Tracking Overview

You can view USPS delivery information on your direct mail postcard order by going to the My Orders section under My Account. Click on the order and find the the Items Ordered section. Under the Details column you will see USPS Tracking Report available to download in Excel or CSV format.

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Mail Delivery Tracking: How it Works

IMb TracingTM takes advantage of existing technologies that provide enhanced mail visibility. IMb Tracing allows mailers to uniquely identify and receive mail processing data for outgoing mail. With IMb Tracing, you identify mailpieces with a prescribed Intelligent Mail barcode. As mailpieces with Intelligent Mail barcodes are processed, electronic records are created and made available to the mailer. 

IMb Tracing™ scan data reflects the automated processing of mailpieces; however, due to the nature of mail processing there is no guarantee that a mailpiece will receive a scan. When a mailpiece does receive a scan, there are several factors such as shape, presort level, and destinating zone that impact overall scan performance. These factors should be considered when interpreting scan data. 

Scan Data: When Is It Available?

We receive updated scan data every morning from the USPS®. If your order item is in that scan data, we will update your order item status from Mailed to Delivered by noon. Additionally, the USPS Tracking scan data will be available for download.

We keep all scan data for 90 days.  The option to download the data will no longer be displayed when the data is purged from our system.

Direct Mailing: Is It Delivered?

The last scan your mailpiece will receive is at the post office before it is put onto a truck for delivery. This is as close as we can estimate a delivery, as there are no scanning devices at the final destination (a mailbox). The Timestamp will provide you with the date and time of the scan.

Address

City

State

Zip Code

Facility ID

Operation Code

Timestamp

Description

 

1133 S Benton Ave

Saint Charles

MO

63301

78710

891

12/10/2013
 21:52

DELIVERY BAR CODE SORTER  O/G
 PRIMARY

 

1133 S Benton Ave

Saint Charles

MO

63301

63155

483

12/13/2013
 11:14

DELIVERY BAR CODE SORTER-EC BULKY
 MODE - MANAGED MAIL

 

1133 S Benton Ave

Saint Charles

MO

63301

63155

918

12/14/2013
 0:49

DELIVERY BAR CODE SORTER
  DELIVERY POINT SEQUENCE/CARRIER SEQUENCE 1ST PASS

 

1133 S Benton Ave

Saint Charles

MO

63301

63155

919

12/14/2013
 5:08

DELIVERY BAR CODE SORTER
  DELIVERY POINT SEQUENCE/CARRIER SEQUENCE 2ND PASS

 

Typical mailings all arrive at the same destination post office and are all scanned on the same day. Occasionally, a mailing will arrive at two or more destination post offices.

 

Sometimes your mailing may go to different zip codes and different post offices. In this case, some of your pieces may be scanned while others are not. A mailpiece that has not yet been scanned will look like this:

Address

City

State

Zip Code

Facility ID

Operation Code

Timestamp

Description

 

72 Heath St

Newton

NH

3858

         

 

Occasionally, a mailpiece is returned. Notice in the below example how there are RTS (Return To Sender) scans.

Address

City

State

Zip Code

Facility ID

Operation Code

Timestamp

Description

 

1133 S Benton Ave

Saint Charles

MO

63301

78710

891

12/10/2013
 21:52

DELIVERY BAR CODE SORTER  O/G
 PRIMARY

 

1133 S Benton Ave

Saint Charles

MO

63301

63155

483

12/13/2013
 11:14

DELIVERY BAR CODE SORTER-EC BULKY
 MODE - MANAGED MAIL

 

1133 S Benton Ave

Saint Charles

MO

63301

63155

918

12/14/2013
 0:49

DELIVERY BAR CODE SORTER
  DELIVERY POINT SEQUENCE/CARRIER SEQUENCE 1ST PASS

 

1133 S Benton Ave

Saint Charles

MO

63301

63155

919

12/14/2013
 5:08

DELIVERY BAR CODE SORTER
  DELIVERY POINT SEQUENCE/CARRIER SEQUENCE 2ND PASS

 

1133 S Benton Ave

Saint Charles

MO

63301

63155

91

12/17/2013
 18:43

COMBINED INPUT OUTPUT SUBSYSTEM RTS  IMAGE LIFT MODE

 

1133 S Benton Ave

Saint Charles

MO

63301

63155

99

12/18/2013
 15:47

COMBINED INPUT OUTPUT SUBSYSTEM RTS  LABEL MODE

 

 

For more information see the FAQ at

https://mailtracking.usps.com/mtr/landing/resources/confirm/faqs/landingBarcodesFAQ.jsp?focus=barcodesFAQ

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