Back in March, I ordered an Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Silver Dollar from U.S. Mint. After some lengthy delays (the product was on back order), the coin was finally shipped out on April 2 and a USPS tracking number was provided. As I usually do with all the packages sending to me, I went to USPS and used the tracking number to check when the package will arrive. The search came out empty as no record was found for the item I was looking for.
Yesterday, four days after I received the tracking number, I searched again and once again nothing was found. I remember when I send mails with tracking numbers at a post office, they always scan the bar codes. So it seems that they have the tracking number in the system, but just don’t update the Track & Confirm website so people have no idea about where their packages are.
Then, today, at my third attempt, the search finally showed something: The package has already been delivered!
Well, it looks like the tracking part is useless because, with the tracking number, I got no information on when the package was shipped, where it is on the road, and when it will be delivered. Only a confirmation after the package is actually delivered. Maybe they should call the site Confirm instead of Track & Confirm.
BTW, this isn’t the first time I used USPS. I really don’t recall any success in tracking a package with them, though.
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