How to Get the Tracking Details for Courier Services

By Laura Jerpi

When you ship a package, or order a product online it's always nice to know that it's safely on its way to its destination. Many courier services have recognized consumers' desire to receive updates on the whereabouts of their packages, and have responded by providing unique tracking numbers that they can use to check the status of their shipments. The ability to track packages along each step of a journey allows consumers to know exactly when a package will be delivered, so they no longer have to guess if something will arrive on time.

Step 1

Visit the website of the courier service that is shipping your package. If you are on the receiving end of the shipment, you will receive an email containing your tracking number and the name of the courier service transporting your package as soon as it ships.

Step 2

Click on the "Tracking" link on the home page. The exact location of this link on the homepage varies with each company, but should be easy to locate.

Step 3

Enter the tracking number into the area specified on the web page. After this information processes, you will be able to view the tracking information for your shipment.

Tips & Warnings

  • Tracking information is not usually available until 24 hours after your package has shipped.