Each shipping carrier has their own rules, policies and requirements. Different shipping quotes, tracking numbers, label formats or delivery time. USPS is well known for their shipping rates. However, there still might be some uncertainty. For this reason, we created an article about the USPS tracking number. In particular, how it works and what does it look like.
USPS tracking number
Each online seller and shopper should be aware of USPS tracking number information. For the customer, it is important to know how many digits it includes and how they are set up. The online seller also should be aware of this information, especially if they are a reseller. This kind of information lets them know if the USPS tracking number is real and if the parcel is already sent.
How does USPS tracking number look like?
Usually, tracking numbers are a sequence of digits. The main difference is how many numbers or letters it includes and how they are placed. In the case of USPS there are a few different formats. All these numbers are made up, but this is how letters and numbers are set up :
USPS Tracking - 9400 1000 0000 0000 0000 00
Priority Mail - 9205 5000 0000 0000 0000 00
Certified Mail - 9407 3000 0000 0000 0000 00
Collect on Delivery - 9303 3000 0000 0000 0000 00
Global Express Guaranteed - 82 000 000 00
Priority Mail Express - 9270 1000 0000 0000 0000 00
Priority Mail International - CP 000 000 000 US
Registered Mail - 9208 8000 0000 0000 0000 00
Signature Confirmation - 9202 1000 0000 0000 0000 00
How to avoid fake tracking numbers?
Each online seller seeks to satisfy their customer and use a convenient shipping carrier. In the same manner, customers want to track their goods as soon as it is possible. The best way to avoid any misunderstandings or typing mistakes is to use third party software. Multiorders shipping management software has integrations with USPS and all of the most popular sales channels. Which means that the system automatically adds tracking information to each marketplace. It also informs your customer. That way, you as a seller cannot make any mistakes by copying tracking numbers to their customer and marketplace. Also, it automatically synchronizes all order information, so order fulfilment is four times faster.
Benefits of USPS integration
Multiorders offers the best USPS shipping rates. In other words, you get USPS Commercial Plus Pricing. Also, it allows printing of USPS labels. As mentioned before, automated shipping also includes:
- Inventory management. In the same manner as USPS shipping, you can easily control your inventory. An adjustable inventory management system auto-syncs all changes into each marketplace. For example, if you modify stock levels or pricing, you do not have to do it again in each sales channel. All changes instantly transfer with time-efficiency.
- Single dashboard. The thing which allows all these modifications is multiple integrations. As soon as you connect your sales channels' accounts, Multiorders creates a single order management system. That system allows you to ship orders by simply clicking on the shipping carrier’s logo. In addition, you can see all the order information - USPS tracking number, price, sold units, top customers and much more in one place.
- All other shipping channels. Multiorders also has connections with all other shipping channels. It is as simple as shipping with USPS and automating USPS tracking number generation. As soon as you receive an order, you can click on any suggested shipping carrier. Moreover, this works with all of the most popular shipping carriers.