Should I be worried if USPS tracking hasn't updated in 3 days?

Not necessarily. While it is required that packages with tracking numbers be scanned at every stop along the way from origin to destination, these scans are sometimes missed or skipped. There are a variety of reasons this might happen, but there is no need to start worrying yet.

REASONS BEHIND USPS TRACKING NOT UPDATING

  • Holiday Rush
  • Delay on the part of the carrier
  • Weather Conditions
  • Package Not Scanned
  • Packages are not scanned at intermediary stops

Comments (59)

  • Gary Young

    I just found out something. If you send something express mail on Saturday it will not arrive on Monday. Even though it says guaranteed by 6:00 pm on Monday. Even though the distribution centers are open 7 days a week. If you’re going to use express mail make sure you send it during the week. It has a better chance of getting there next day.

  • Viper

    The answer to this question that the US Postal Service answered,“IS FUCKING STUPID!”I be been waiting a package forever and all they say is a bunch of crap to avoid doing their job!Bunch of fucking idiot lazy bastards

  • Tina Hollingsworth

    This is the second time in 3 months USPS has lost my package.Its diabetes meds which im having to go withouth and yes which i will have to pay 120 plus dollars for again.Frustrated.

  • Peg Obremski

    I mailed a certified letter Monday, January 10, 2022, The receipt states expected delivery would be Friday, January 14, 2022. It was not delivered that day and has not been delivered. Tracking gives no information re: where the certified mail is currently. Has the letter moved somewhere beyond Minneapolis? Typically, certified mail and packages move through Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Upper Michigan to get to Ironwood, Michigan. Has my mailing been lost?

  • I sent mail November 18 to hickory no they never received it

    Tracking # 7021 1970000234111205

  • Tsehaye

    What does it mean package is not updated for 20days, and no further explanation and not easy to contact about the package.

    I order 3 packages , 2 are going well one stuck since 3 December with no further information

  • Melissa Majors

    I really do not understand how a package just stops updating for days. It has been 3 days with no movement! Come on man do better

  • Sarah saunders

    Please to delivery to garnett ks 66032.. the pkg hasn’t move and delivery over 6 day .. please do something to send to ks
    Thanks Sarah

  • Sylvie

    I am experiencing two tracking issues at once, one for medication the other for a blood and saliva test that is probably time sensitive in how fast it needs to arrive before spoiling. I have heard nothing for 3 days with regard to either of them from usps tracking. All of my junk from amazon arrives just fine, even early but this important stuff just had to have issues. I am glad to see that issues seem common right now, I just hope one of the two resolves in the next week

  • NoMail

    this is a test

  • TAKEA Redpill

    USPS sucks. Certified mail when sent within PA to a PA address, in this case a Power company utility bill, NOT BEING SCANNED ONE WEEK LATER, claims still sitting in the original post office, where I filled out the certified mail reciept, AND PAID EXTRA mind you.. Yes, the stupid tax payer, who funds the USPS, PAID EXTRA to track the mail, IN THE SAME SYSTEM THAT WE ALL FUND, GOING TO A CRAPPY JOB, TO PAY CRAPPY TAXES, TO A BOGUS GOVERMENT RUN SYSTEM! And guess what, nobody give a flying crap. Nobody.. The matrix keeps going on and on and on…..

  • TAKEA Redpill

    USPS sucks. Certified mail when sent within PA to a PA address, in this case a Power company utility bill, NOT BEING SCANNED ONE WEEK LATER, claims still sitting in the original post office, where I filled out the certified mail reciept, AND PAID EXTRA mind you.. Yes, the stupid tax payer, who funds the USPS, PAID EXTRA to track the mail, IN THE SAME SYSTEM THAT WE ALL FUND, GOING TO A CRAPPY JOB, TO PAY CRAPPY TAXES, TO A BOGUS GOVERMENT RUN SYSTEM! And guess what, nobody give a flying crap. Nobody.. The matrix keeps going on and on and on…..

  • Cheryl D Holland

    I paid for priority mail and one of the reasons why I did was that I could tell where my package or envelope was by tracking it Tucson Arizona post office has dropped the ball that you can scan the packages there was two of them going in different directions went to California and went to Harrison Arkansas and neither one of them can I track I’m upset I paid extra for this service that is not available to me shame on you post office

  • Cheryl D Holland

    I paid for 2 packages to go out priority mail to be tracked. But the post office has dropped the ball and and someone didn’t scan these package that are going in different direction Arkansas, and California from Tucson Arizona it is important to me to be able to track my mail thats why I payed more I feel like I should get a complete refund for these priority mail…..

  • Mary Taylor

    Am VERY disappointed in our USPS mail system..paid for Proorty mail small pkg Oct 5 2021 from kc mo to mission kns..has been in mission kns waiting to scanned for delivery for three days…where is priority pkg ?!!?

  • Mary Taylor

    Am VERY disappointed in our USPS mail system..paid for Proorty mail small pkg Oct 5 2021 from kc mo to mission kns..has been in mission kns waiting to scanned for delivery for three days…where is priority pkg ?!!?

  • Justice Price

    My package was supposed to arrive yesterday, but it still says “departed from…. facility”. It’s not even in my county. It “departed” the 4th at 2 pm and now its the 6th and no updates. I really hope my package didn’t get lost.

  • Carol ONEAL

    I purchase internationally often. The delivery for 2 of my packages have not even arrived. One was shipped 9/6/21 . Where is our stuff?

  • Leana Lane Whitlow

    Package shipped on sept 13th and last update to tracking was the 14th in NJ and it was coming here to TX and it is now the 21st. how can we rely on tracking when it doesn’t even update? And it isn’t like the retailer lets you choose who does the shipping. This is just ridiculous and I feel like there is nothing I can do about it!!!!!!

  • Amanda

    Was sent a overnight express package on the 8th it is now the 14th and have NO updates since it left the annex center in Tennessee on the 11th!! WTF is going on and where is my package? This is crap and it’s a good god damn thing it’s not meds for my son or hed be in big trouble! Thanks for nothing

  • Haley

    I’m having the same issues. It said leaving san Francisco 4 or 5 days ago now and it just says in Transit without any real updates except it changed to ‘will arrive late’ last night but without actually updating me on where my package is. I live in Wisconsin, so of course I was expecting it to take a couple of days but it has been a week and a half now on top of the days it hasn’t reported where my package is and it was supposed to get to me within 4 days. I’m getting pretty irritated and I’m almost starting to regret not just saving up for the software that I bought and getting it at full price off of amazon instead of off of it’s main website.

  • Judy Faris

    I sent USPS priority mail on Sept 7, 2021, from Corpus Christi TX! It wasn’scanned! It showed up in West TX 4 days later, which is in the opposite direction of Riverside Iowa, the destination facility! This is 09-14-2021 and no scanning has been done with exception of 09-10-2021! All USPS stipulates still in transit, to destination, expectected late! There was a case reported on 09-10-2021! USPS continues to refuse to inform me where my package is and no kind of timeframe! Worth of item is 1K! This is intentional Fraud and Theft by The US Federal Government! FU… YOU USPS! I’m making a Police report on USPS for Criminal Fraud and Theft of US Federal Mail! I’m changing my mail to USP or FedEx! Watchout everyone, USPS was bolstering several times that “I can’t do anything about it” Tell me how USPS is beyond the law! I will pursue these Criminals all the way to the bank! This is an extremely serious matter! 3rd world countries and the Pony express from the 1800’s were more expedient, without delay, even in a harsh environment!

  • Than Nguyen

    HI Support,

    We paid priority for this to be delivered on Friday. But it is currently 9/13/2021
    This order was processed 9/7/2021. There are no updates on where it is moving, only that it has left the Facility.

    USPS – 9505511598611250558148

    Advise,

    Thank You

  • Jesse schaefer

    Package has stopped being scanned and arriving late but 3 days past the original date and no updates fuck you usps.

  • sarah

    I’ve been waiting for my package for a while now and it shipped last Monday which was august 30th its not September 6th and it has not moved for the past 3 days which is concerning Bec its only 4 hours from where I live I usually never like to use UPS bec it’s a bad yk. I should have ordered off of amazon instead of waiting forever for a small package never using UPS again.

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