USPS question: any reason to be concerned with this tracking info?

I sent a package via USPS. It’s slow mail, scheduled to arrive cross-country on Monday.

According to the tracking system, it “has left our acceptance facility and is in transit to a sorting facility on March 16, 2015 at 5:41 pm in [my city]”, with no updates since.

Is there any reason to be concerned here that there’s no new info?

In my experience, USPS tracking for anything but Priority Mail is pretty dreadful, with updates often coming after the package has delivered.

What you state is in my experience normal for them. USPS updates are not as complete as UPS or Fedex and will leave out certain stops. It is annoying at times but basically the package gets there regardless.

Honestly, what the USPS offers as “tracking” is embarrassing compared to UPS & FedEx.

their tracking is probably as good as any other package delivery service, that’s how it gets there at the least cost.

the reporting to you might not be as good.

though the whole path thing is more curiosity. what you are concerned with in all cases is the expected delivery date and if it got there.

If it’s scheduled to arrive on Monday, then it will probably arrive on Monday, even if it arrived at the sorting facility (even if that happens to be located across the street from your house) a week ago. I’ve seen this more than once; a package we order takes 2 days to get shipped 3000 miles across the country, and a week to make it the last 5 miles from the local sorting facility so that it arrives “on time”.

That’s just how USPS rolls. You won’t see another update until it gets to the final Post Office before delivery.

The USPS is all over the place tracking. I’ve seen stuff still listed as being at the original office 2 days after I got it.

But then again, on Friday I checked the status of a package and saw it was listed as delivered. So I went out to get it. The carrier was just starting the truck to back out of my driveway. That’s kind of accurate.