So, one of the aspects of blogging is that I get a lot of mail! I like being able to anticipate when things are coming in (especially if it’s a new collection that I want to get up ASAP). I used to only be able to do so when a brand would provide me with a tracking number. However, recently USPS finally created their own way to track packages coming to your address without a tracking number (Fedex and UPS already had their own versions of this).
First, go to usps.com and create an account if you don’t already have one.
Once your account has been created, go back to usps.com and select ‘My Usps.com’ under the left menu.
Click ‘View Dashboard’. You may then be taken to a sign-in page if you aren’t already logged in.
Voila! Here you can see packages usually in one of two states- unscanned but shipping label created (which may or may not be physically on the way yet). Those will say unknown estimated delivery date before the first scan is completed.
Packages with an estimated delivery date are definitely on the way! You can click on ‘scan history’ for more details (it shows everything that the typical usps tracking page shows) and ‘edit name’ to add your own identifier about what the package actually is.
The only downsides to this are that it doesn’t catch every package (I would say it catches maybe 80%), you have to know where a package is coming from to be able to kind of guess which one is which and if you have multiple people living in your house sometimes it will pick up things that are coming addressed to them as well.
Still, it’s better than nothing and it’s often been really helpful to me! I know a lot of times you order something from a brand or individual and their software messes up and doesn’t send tracking automatically or they don’t usually send tracking emails at all. You can also add tracking numbers that you DO know and it’ll track each step with estimated delivery dates all in one place so that is a cool feature as well.
Let me know if this post was helpful to you in the comments and have a wonderful weekend, everyone!