Getting your package to go through the systems is one of the toughest things these days, and while most packages that move through the system have no issues, there are times when you can’t help but have to deal with certain shipping and tracking issues. The “package transferred to post office” and the “package transferred to another carrier for delivery” are two of such shipping statuses you get. What do these statuses mean? What are the options available to you? These and more will be discussed in this article.
What to do when you see Package Transferred to Post Office but Not Received?
When you see the Package Transferred to Post Office shipping status, it’s indicating that your package has been handed over to the local post office by the shipping company you’re using, in this case, FedEx, UPS, or Amazon; and the local post office is expected to make the last mile of the delivery to you. If things go the way they are supposed to, the “package transferred to post office” status comes up immediately before the “out for delivery” status. You’ll generally receive your package in a day or two after the package has been transferred to the post office.
Shipping companies like DHL, UPS, and FedEx make use of the local postal service when they are unable to deliver to your area, so this is a pretty normal thing to experience depending on where you live, and in some cases, depending on the cost of delivering to you themselves compared to having the USPS make the delivery.
I have seen users who complained that they still never received the parcel after some time of seeing that it has been transferred to the post office. This is sometimes because the local post office requires that you come pick the parcel yourself. So we recommend contacting either the seller or the company that began the package movement and request for a way to get your package.
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What Package Transferred to another Carrier for Delivery means
The package transferred to another carrier for delivery shipping status means that your package has been handed over to another carrier, either a shipping company like UPS, FedEx, Amazon, DHL, or the USPS for delivery. Depending on who has been moving the parcel through the systems, carriers often hand over packages to another company or the USPS to make the final mile of delivery. If you receive the “Package Transferred to another Carrier for Delivery” shipping status from Amazon, you can mostly expect delivery in a day or two.
If it’s an international parcel, this shipping status is often used by Amazon to indicate that they are transferring the shipping of your package to another carrier to deliver locally. Since Amazon uses companies like UPS, FedEx, and DHL for international deliveries, it makes sense that they will hand over your packages to these companies depending on where you live in the world.
How to Track UPS Package Transferred to Post Office
If you are using UPS for shipping your package, then there might be a really easy way to continue to track where it is in the system. (While we have tried this for UPS packages, we are not very sure it will work if your first courier was either FedEx or DHL).
Copy the tracking number from the confirmation you received from UPS when they starting moving your package >> go to the USPS tracking page and enter the tracking number you received from UPS into the search box >> you would then click the Track option, and you should see the latest status for your package on the USPS system.
In my research for this article, I noticed the delay that is experienced after the parcel has been transferred to the USPS is often a result of the carefree and rude workers at the local postal office. If that is the suspicion on your end, you would be better served by either putting a call across to them as soon as you receive the status or drive there to pick it up.
UPS Package Transferred To Post Office – Can I Pick It Up?
Yes, when the UPS transfers a package to the local post office, you will be able to pick it up yourself. As I mentioned in the preceding paragraph, the USPS has a track record of being slow with deliveries; in fact, we have personally had a case where a UPS package took two days to move across the country, but after transferring to the USPS, we had to wait another three days to receive it. To avoid any delays, you can pick it up as soon as you’re aware it’s at the post office.
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