USPS Text Tracking – Track Packages Through Text

United States Postal Service allows people to track their mail item or packages to get estimated delivery time. USPS assigns a unique number to each package they receive and people can easily track their packages with this number. This number is called USPS Tracking Number. There are multiple ways through which you can easily track USPS packages, one such way is “Text Tracking” which let you obtain all the information & important updates regarding your mail items. This technique let you receive updates through the text messages.

What is USPS Text Tracking

USPS text tracking is a system through which customer can track the package by sending a text to number with the format provided by the USPS. Text tracking makes tracking of package easier and speedy. We are here, sharing steps by step guide, which help in tracking the package through the text. There are several ways to get SMS tracking.

How to Use USPS Text Tracking

Request for this process by following the two ways explained below:

From Mobile

You can use your mobile phone to get the all tracking information by just sending a text to USPS.

  1. Send a text to 28777 with your Tracking Number. You will get the latest tracking information about your package.
  2. Send a text to 28777 with your tracking number and the keyword. With the keyword, you can get specific information regarding your package such whether or not delivery has been attempted.

From Website

You can register for text track from the website after tracking the package on USPS tracking. You can opt the from the following option.

  • All past tracking activity on your package.
  • Notification of delivery/delivery attempt of your item.
  • All future tracking activity on your package.
  • All past and future tracking activity on your package.

People often have this question in mind “Does USPS text tracking cost money?” The answer is No, you just need to use any of the above methods to get started with this service.

If you’re any trouble while using this tracking technique or not getting frequent updates then try to use other tracking techniques which are explained here in detail.

How to use Keywords to track package

USPS text Tracking allows the use of keyword conjunction with the tracking Number to get specific information related to item tracking. You have to

Keyword Definition

Keyword Definition
AA All past and future activity on the package
AF Future activity only on the package
AP Previous activity only on the package
DND Notification of each delivery or delivery attempt
Delivery Updated Delivery Date or Expected / Guaranteed Delivery Date, if available
Date Updated Delivery Date or Expected / Guaranteed Delivery Date, if available
Update Updated Delivery Date or Expected / Guaranteed Delivery Date, if available
When Updated Delivery Date or Expected / Guaranteed Delivery Date, if available
Stop stop receiving Text Tracking messages for this label.

In any case, if you want to stop this service then simply send “STOP” to 28777 (2USPS). USPS will stop sending you notifications on your phone. Also, this service is currently available for domestic users only, not for international users.

You need not register any USPS account to get these updates but it will ask you to opt in and it’s your choice that you want to opt in or not.

If you’ve any query or question related to USPS Text Tracking, then use the comment section available below. We will respond back at the earliest. Keep checking the FAQ category to get answers of all your USPS related queries.

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