USPS Express Mail International to Ireland - tracking

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kieran_n
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USPS Express Mail International to Ireland - tracking

Post by kieran_n » Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:19 am

Hi,

By looking at my tracking, I'm unsure whether the package has left the US, or is still sitting in San Francisco


Processed Through Sort Facility
November 27, 2012, 7:45 pm
ISC SAN FRANCISCO (USPS)

Arrived at Sort Facility
November 27, 2012, 7:44 pm
ISC SAN FRANCISCO (USPS)

Depart USPS Sort Facility
November 26, 2012
DENVER, CO 80266

Processed through USPS Sort Facility
November 26, 2012, 6:13 pm
DENVER, CO 80266

Electronic Shipping Info Received
November 26, 2012

Acceptance
November 26, 2012, 4:47 pm
BOULDER, CO 80301

Processed through USPS Sort Facility
November 26, 2012, 4:42 pm
BOULDER, CO 80301

Shipment Accepted
November 26, 2012, 4:18 pm
BOULDER, CO 80301



I had wrongly assumed that USPS would be quicker, since it was the most expensive option...
is this holdup normal for express mail?

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Re: USPS Express Mail International to Ireland - tracking

Post by viskr » Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:08 pm

I took a look at some of our shipment tracking using Express Mail, and your shipment is most likely in transit. It normally is in transit about 5 days (but that can vary). It should be logged in when it arrives in Ireland.

It will probably sit in customs another day or two, and then should go out for local delivery.

USPS Express mail is more expensive than first class, though it's usually faster. It is much cheaper than UPS or Fedex, which also offer tracking.

First Class can take up to 6 weeks, though it is normally much faster, and as SparkFun says in their conditions, First Class shipping is not guaranteed. We have lost a couple shipments First Class over the years, never lost an Express Mail package.
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Re: USPS Express Mail International to Ireland - tracking

Post by kieran_n » Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:33 pm

Hi, just to follow up, the package did arrive on Monday morning, a week after dispatch, and thankfully didn't get sniped by customs ;) now I'm happily building my project, sorry about the panic, all is well!

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