USPS to canada Tracking question?

This is what it says The U.S. Postal Service was electronically notified by the shipper on August 17, 2011 to expect your package for mailing. This does not indicate receipt by the USPS or the actual mailing date. Delivery status information will be provided if / when available. Information, if available, is updated periodically throughout the day. Please check again later.

its been like that for 3 days did it ship already ? i heard usps has an outdated tracking system, its an internation letter and First-Class Mail International how long to arrive to ontario canada from us

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  • 10 years ago
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    The person prints their own postage online,many eBay sellers do this,as well as businesses.They put in your address and info on the USPS website and print the shipping labels out at home.(this saves standing in line at the post office)...This means they printed out a label with your info-it does NOT mean they actually mailed anything yet.

    The fact is..regardless..First class mail international is the basic service and IS NOT trackable-for it to be trackable from US to Canada you have to use "Priority Mail International" or another premium service.In this case the person could have just went into the post office and bought an 80 cent stamp(which is all you need to send a first class letter to Canada) but chose to print the postage themselves at home(or work).Right now what you see in the "tracking info" online is by a reference number only-this is not the same as a tracking number.

    As for delivery time..it's hard to guess as you don't say where in Ontario-or where from in the US..a rough estimate is 5 days to the GTA-if you're up north it could add a day or two..remember this is the weekend and if they actually did drop it in the mail Saturday or late on Friday it might not move from where it was dropped in the mail until Monday morning-as some post offices aren't open Saturday-and they are closed on Sunday.

  • Mamie
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    10 years ago

    Who mailed the letter? Was it you or a third party? Do you know for sure that it was mailed on August 17? The problem probably isn't with the USPS tracking system itself (which I have found to be reasonably reliable), but more likely that the letter hasn't been scanned since August 17. (That would be human error.) It may very well be in Ontario already without having been scanned.

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