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Does send a decal the the USPS by flat rate international priority mail envelope include tracking or there’s an extra fee for tracking?

 

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If its priority mail then it should include tracking. More info should be on the USPS website. Whether said tracking will work in the destination country is another question altogether.

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19 hours ago, dann said:

Sending it to England 

Yes, the included USPS tracking number and eventual delivery will work there (even first class parcel, not only priority or express mail).

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I just went to the post office

 

they do not offer tracking for international mail

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36 minutes ago, dann said:

I just went to the post office

 

they do not offer tracking for international mail

That's funny. Every USPS package I send internationally has a tracking number. Here's just one recent 1st class parcel example to England:

https://m.usps.com/m/TrackConfirmAction_detail?tLabels=LZ493738888US

 

Edited by ziggyfoos
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Your USPS tracking number will definitely work until the parcel leaves the USA.  For many countries, the same number can be tracked to the final destination (Canada, France, England, Australia, Germany are ones I've sent to previously).  They will generally tell you they can't guarantee tracking once it clears US Customs.

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Having just received a USPS Priority mail I was able to track this fully through the USPS system.

 

Quote

April 29, 2019, 4:46 pm 
Delivered 
UNITED KINGDOM 
Your item was delivered in UNITED KINGDOM at 4:46 pm on April 29, 2019. 


April 27, 2019, 5:17 am 
Arrival at Post Office 
UNITED KINGDOM 

 


April 24, 2019, 11:50 pm 
Processed through Facility 
COVENTRY PARCELFORCE, UNITED KINGDOM 

 


April 24, 2019, 11:48 pm 
Processed Through Facility 
UNITED KINGDOM 

 


April 22, 2019, 5:28 am 
Departed 
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 

 


April 21, 2019, 6:58 pm 
Departed 
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES 

 


April 21, 2019, 3:02 pm 
Arrived 
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES 

 


April 20, 2019, 2:38 pm 
Processed Through Regional Facility 
JAMAICA NY INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER  

 


April 20, 2019, 2:03 pm 
Arrived at Regional Facility 
JAMAICA NY INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER  

 


April 20, 2019, 10:51 am 
Arrived at USPS Regional Facility 
JAMAICA NY INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER  

 


April 20, 2019, 4:45 am 
Departed USPS Facility 
HYATTSVILLE, MD 20785  

 


April 20, 2019, 12:13 am 
Arrived at USPS Facility 
HYATTSVILLE, MD 20785  

 


April 19, 2019, 11:26 pm 
Departed USPS Regional Facility 
MERRIFIELD VA DISTRIBUTION CENTER  

 


April 19, 2019, 7:36 pm 
Arrived at USPS Regional Facility 
MERRIFIELD VA DISTRIBUTION CENTER  

 


April 19, 2019, 5:20 pm 
Departed Post Office 
ALEXANDRIA, VA 22314  

 


April 19, 2019, 5:15 pm 
USPS in possession of item 
ALEXANDRIA, VA 22314  

 

JUlien

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6 hours ago, dann said:

I just went to the post office

 

they do not offer tracking for international mail

 

If it is a flat rate envelope or small flat rate box, then they do not offer tracking for priority mail international. That is according to this webpage (click on footnote number 4 in the Features section):

https://www.usps.com/international/priority-mail-international.htm

Edited by Mstor

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I just send a decal to the UK using their flat rate envelope at another usps location. I was surprised that tracking was included.

 

i went to another usps location to mail same decal and was told tracking was not offered.

 

these employees do not receive the same training

 

wasted my gas money

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Some international shipments can also be tracked by customs declaration number which is very similar to standard one.

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14 hours ago, dann said:

I just send a decal to the UK using their flat rate envelope at another usps location. I was surprised that tracking was included.

 

i went to another usps location to mail same decal and was told tracking was not offered.

 

these employees do not receive the same training

 

wasted my gas money

 

I found conflicting info on the USPS website too. Some pages said it was offered and others not. They may be in the middle of making changes to their policies.

Edited by Mstor

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Doesn’t it cost less to just use your own envelope? I had to ship internationally yesterday, and while I saw those flat rates, they were upwards of $30.

 

I was selling a clear sprue and I know it doesn’t particularly weigh a lot...but with my own box it only costed $14.25. After filling out the customs USPS gave me a tracking number.

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I tried to mail a decal international priority.

 

the lady at the counter said it will cost me more to send it as is or use their flat rate priority envelope which is less 

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40 minutes ago, dann said:

I tried to mail a decal international priority.

 

the lady at the counter said it will cost me more to send it as is or use their flat rate priority envelope which is less 

 

When looking at info on priority mail international I was amazed at how expensive it was. Unless you absolutely need to get it there in 6-10 days (the amount of time sited by USPS site), you'd be better off using first class. It doesn't offer tracking (that I could see), but does offer delivery confirmation, and it is MUCH cheaper.

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Just now, Mstor said:

 

When looking at info on priority mail international I was amazed at how expensive it was. Unless you absolutely need to get it there in 6-10 days (the amount of time sited by USPS site), you'd be better off using first class. It doesn't offer tracking (that I could see), but does offer delivery confirmation, and it is MUCH cheaper.

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