- What does it mean when USPS says package will arrive later than expected?
- What does it mean when a package is arriving late?
- How much later will my USPS package arrive?
- Does USPS Deliver past 8pm?
- Why is USPS tracking so bad?
- Can USPS come twice?
- Why has my USPS package been in transit for so long?
- Will USPS come twice a day?
- How long will out for delivery take?
It means your package will probably arrive later than expected, and is still on its way and is currently in transit to the next facility.
“Arriving late” means that the stated time of the delivery will not be met. There are a number of reasons for the delay (traffic accident, weather, issues with the package, etc). In many cases, you will be notified of the delay with an updated time frame.
When Does USPS Deliver Packages?Mail ClassDelivery StandardPriority Mail1, 2, or 3 business daysPriority Mail Express1–2 calendar daysUSPS Retail Ground2–8 business daysMedia Mail2–8 business days
Mail can arrive as late as 8 p.m., including your First-Class (or “regular”) mail, but especially packages, if they aren’t delivered with your First-Class packages. While the USPS defines its delivery hours as 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., it is well known that a number of causes may delay delivery until 8 p.m.
There are a lot of reasons a package might not get scanned, from damage to the bar code during transit, to the package being an odd size or shape so it can’t be run on machines, to the package sitting in a container full of thousands of other pieces of mail missing a scan.
The only time a carrier will come twice to the same address in the same day would be if they delivered their mail then realized they had left an item (package, etc.) belonging to an address they had already delivered mail to and went back to make sure it is delivered.
Your package could be stuck in transit for many reasons: loss, damage, or even a USPS tracking system failure. More likely, though, the short-staffed US Post Office has misplaced, mislabelled, or simply overlooked your package. This means it can be located easily enough once you call attention to its absence.
The USPS only delivers once each day to each address. The only exception is during the Christmas season due to the heavy parcel load. During the Christmas season, carriers will report to work early and deliver a portion of the parcels for the day.
Once it’s listed as Out for Delivery it takes 4H:37M:42S before you are signing for it. If it takes even one second more the UPS driver is fired that evening.