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USPS Tracking numbers

Discussion in 'FEEDBACK: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly!' started by rad148, Aug 14, 2004.

  1. rad148


    Mar 5, 2001
    Does anyone know how to decipher the Usps tracking numbers? Have searched Usps and heaps of google found sites without success.

    After 4 years of absolutely no problems with Usps (prefered) shipping from the USA to Thailand (expat, relocated), have gotten a label number that is different than all before.
    All previous began were this format ECxxxxxxxxxxUS.
    The latest is LCxxxxxxxxUS and will not registar at Usps tracking after 5 days, and has obviously not arrived.
    So what does LC mean?
  2. TOB9595


    Jan 3, 2003
    This is a new one to me but it btt's
  3. Esav Benyamin

    Esav Benyamin MidniteSuperMod Staff Member Super Mod

    Apr 6, 2000
  4. rad148


    Mar 5, 2001
    Esav Benyamin,
    Have done that, no reply, but what can you expect from a web page that has
    on it.
    Just want to know what the LC means. (Lousy Code works, but is not what I needed :) ).
  5. Cougar Allen

    Cougar Allen Buccaneer (ret.) Platinum Member

    Oct 9, 1998
    Moving to TGB&U ... I don't know but I think there are people there who do.
  6. rad148


    Mar 5, 2001
    Tks Cougar,
    Maybe and employee will know and post.
  7. rad148


    Mar 5, 2001
    Recieved an email from a USPS employee which helped me to understand.
    Tks to all.
  8. Keith Montgomery

    Keith Montgomery

    May 9, 2000
    Could you please pass the information along to the rest of us. It might prove useful .
  9. rad148


    Mar 5, 2001
    Sure, however, what I was told pertains only to the first two digit code "LC". It a Customs Form Tag number and am not sure if it is even a tracking number. Although it was sent to me as a tracking number, it does not register on the USPS site. As the person who helped me did so by private email, am not sure if he would appreciate if I give his name, so will leave it up to him.
  10. corwin99


    Oct 1, 2002
    There are typically 2 Numbers that you get when sending a package via Priority or Express with USPS. The first one is a Customs Number, and the second one is a Tracking number. The customs number always starts with an LC for me here in Canada.

    The Tracking numbers are like so: The Global Priority ones will start with either LZ, LY or LX if i recall correctly, and the Express (EMS) ones will start with an ER for me. This is only my experience based on packages coming into Canada, mind you. And yes, global priority can be tracked (kind of) in Canada, as well as Express (EMS). I recommend using Canadapost.ca to check for packages sent via Priority to Canada from the US and Purolator.ca to check for EMS packages sent to Canada.

    This is kind of off-topic but may be of interest to other Canadians importing from the US.
  11. Keith Montgomery

    Keith Montgomery

    May 9, 2000
    Thanks. There is no need to post the person's name.
  12. Shayetet13


    Jul 28, 2002
    LC is a code used on global priority mail envelopes etc.... It is not a tracking number.
    And can not be tracked.

  13. rad148


    Mar 5, 2001
    That was a very nice tidbit. EX will be for Thailand, not sure for the rest of SE Asia.

    Right you are. Will give it another day and then email back for the real tracking number.
    Tks to all again,

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