In today’s article, I’d be talking about four shipping statuses anyone shipping with USPS will probably get at some point. As you know, shipping and tracking of packages can get very tiring as many of these couriers employ terms that can be very hard to decipher for the everyday user. I will be discussing what the USPS “arrived at hub”, “in transit arriving late”, “delivered to agent for final delivery” and “arrived at regional destination facility” shipping statuses mean, what you can expect when you receive any of them, and how soon you can expect your packages to get delivered.
What Does the USPS Arrived At Hub Status Mean?
The USPS arrived at hub shipping status means that the package is at a USPS hub, from where it will be moved to a post office for final delivery. Depending on your distance from the hub, you will be getting an “available for pickup” shipping status a few minutes or hours after receiving the “arrived at hub” shipping status.
A hub is a sorting facility where a lot of packages arrive, in most cases, hubs have packages from different districts and ZIP codes. These packages are then sorted and are put together with packages going in the same route, the driver is assigned, and you would sometimes get the “in transit” status or the “out for delivery” status after this.
In some cases, though, when a package arrives in a USPS hub, it will take some time before changing statuses. If this is the case for you, we recommend putting a call across to the local post office to see if you will have to pick the package yourself, or when you can either expect the status to change or the package delivered.
What the USPS in Transit, Arriving Late Status Mean
The USPS “In transit, arriving late” shipping status means your package wouldn’t be delivered in the estimated time, and you might have to wait for some time – from a few hours to a few days – before your package will get delivered. Some things that would cause your package to arrive late are either the weather, issues with manpower at the local post office, and in very few cases, when your package is lost or missing.
While major storms can make driving and flying hazardous for postage workers, causing delays in deliveries, we have seen cases where people have lost very expensive packages, and the “In transit, arriving late” shipping status stays for an extended period. So we would recommend that you put a call across to the USPS if you have not seen the “In transit, arriving late” shipping status change for a few days, even when the most common culprit, the weather, is fine.
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What Does Delivered To Agent For Final Delivery Mean?
The delivered to agent for final delivery shipping status means that your package has been delivered to someone other than you. This is often the case when your package was delivered to someone else, a neighbor, or in a case where you live in an apartment complex or university hostel, the apartment manager. The person receives the package and is expected to deliver the package to you.
The reason why the term “agent” is generally used is to notify you that the person who took receipt of the package was not in the actual residence; and in cases where there are many possible “agents” who could take receipt of a package, using the term means you would have to look around as the package is there somewhere.
In recent years, the person who took receipt of the package will sign and give their names, so you might need to speak with your local post office, or the courier as they have a record of the person who would have collected the package.
What Does Arrived At USPS Regional Destination Facility Mean?
The “arrived at regional destination facility” shipping status means that your package has reached a regional distribution facility, it will then be forwarded to another facility from where it will be forwarded to a post office for final delivery. When your package arrives at a regional destination facility, you can expect delivery either on the same day for first-class packages or the next business day. But generally, the regional distribution facility services your delivery unit, and deliveries should happen soon after this.
Read also: What Does Processing Completed at Origin mean?
What Does Departed USPS Regional Destination Facility Mean?
The “departed USPS regional destination facility” shipping status means that your package has left the regional center where packages are sorted and is either moving out for delivery or to the next facility, depending on your distance from said USPS regional destination facility. When your package departs a USPS regional destination facility, you can expect delivery on that day or the next business day in most cases.
What Does Arrived At USPS Regional Facility Mean?
The “arrived at USPS regional facility” shipping status means that your package has left the regional facility, sometimes a facility in a state or huge city, and is moving to a regional destination facility or the local post office for final delivery. When you receive the “arrived at USPS regional facility” shipping status, you can expect an update in a day or two when the package is at the local post office and it should be out for delivery soon after that.