Royal Mail

Royal Mail Tracking

Royal Mail is an international company that provides delivery services

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Track Royal Mail shipments and parcels

Royal Mail

Founded in 1516, Royal Mail is developing a modern and improved network for messaging, parcels and new products. This company operates in 44 countries, including 41 countries in Europe and eight states in the western of United States of America in addition to Canada. This large company employs approximately 162,000 workers, most of them stationed in the United Kingdom, numbering 143,000, and postmen constitute 90,000, while GLS employs about 19,000 people around the world. The Royal Mail acquisition of GLS enabled it to open up to new markets in North America and acquire many new customers. In the beginning, this company was owned by the state, but the British government made it a private company by selling its full share of shares in 2015, ending 499 years of state ownership of the company.

Track Royal Mail shipments and parcels

4TRACKING can track your Royal Mail shipments by following simple steps and you must have a tracking number for a shipment:

  1. Enter your tracking number in the field above
  2. click "Track" botton
  3. Wait few seconds then you will get your tracking results including its current location.

Can I track Royal Mail International Standard packages?

Yes you can track a package that shipped with Royal Mail International Standard service. The tracking number usually starts with U followed with letter then 9 numbers then GB at the end, something like this : U#123456789GB

Royal Mail Services

Royal Mail services are divided between services provided within the United Kingdom and other services provided around the world:

Services provided within the United Kingdom

  • Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9am: This service is ideal for sending valuable items for delivery the next day before 9:00 am and this service is provided fully tracked. In addition to signing upon delivery, whereas if the delivery does not occur before the ninth of the next day, the recovery of your money is guaranteed, and the compensation amounts to 50 pounds. The parcel weight should not exceed two kilograms, and the cost of this service starts from 20 pounds. Parcel/letter can also be sent as this service can be used in post offices. The parcel weight should not exceed two kilograms and be in dimensions that respect the following : Max L 61cm x W 46cm x D 46cm.
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm : This service enables receiving parcels before one o'clock in the next working day, with a weight not exceeding 20 kilograms, and at a cost starting from 6.70 pounds. This service provides a complete tracking of the shipment in addition to the signature on delivery, as well as ensuring that your money is returned in the event that you do not receive the parcel Before one o'clock in the afternoon in addition to compensation up to 500 pounds.
  • Royal Mail Tracked 24: This service is considered good when tracking urgent shipments and delivery is within 24 hours with a weight that does not exceed 20 kilograms and at a cost starting from 4 pounds. Among the advantages of this service is a comprehensive tracking of the shipment as well as messages and alerts to the customer while compensation reaches 100 pounds. Dimensions and costs can be obtained from the following table
typeDimensionsthe cost from
Large letter Max 750g | Max L 35.3cm x W 25cm x D 2.5cm4.02 pound sterling
Small parcelMax 2kg | Max L 45cm x W 35cm x D 16cm5.46 pound sterling
medium parcelMax 20kg | Max L 61cm x W 46cm x D 46cm8.46 pound sterling
  • Royal Mail Tracked 48:This service is considered good when you want to track non-urgent items. Delivery takes place within 48 hours with a weight that does not exceed 20 kilograms and costs starting from 3.60 pounds. This service enables you to track the shipment as well as get messages and alerts. The compensation covers 100 pounds. You can learn about the acceptable sizes as well as the expected costs from the following table:
typedimensionsthe cost from
Large letter Max 750g | Max L 35.3cm x W 25cm x D 2.5cm3.60 pound sterling
Small parcelMax 2kg | Max L 45cm x W 35cm x D 16cm4.74 pound sterling
Medium parcelMax 20kg | Max L 61cm x W 46cm x D 46cm7.26 pound sterling
  • Royal Mail Signed For® 1st Class: This service offers the advantage of signing upon delivery on the next working day, with a weight not exceeding 20 kilograms, at a cost starting from 2.06 pounds. This service provides advantages, including the ability to confirm delivery, as well as signing upon arrival and provides compensation of up to 50 pounds. Below we explain more about the dimensions of packages and their cost
typedimensionsthe cost from
LetterMax 100g | Max L 24cm x W 16.5cm x D 0.5cm2.06 pound sterling
Large LetterMax 750g | Max L 35.3cm x W 25cm x D 2.5cm2.45 pound sterling
Small ParcelMax 2kg | Max L 45cm x W 35cm x D 16cm4.70 pound sterling
Medium ParcelMax 20kg | Max L 61cm x W 46cm x D 46cm6.90 pound sterling
  • Royal Mail Signed For® 2nd Class: This service provides delivery within 3 days, with a signature upon delivery, and compensation of up to 50 pounds. In the following we provide more complete information about acceptable sizes and costs
typedimensionsthe cost from
Letter Max 100g | Max L 24cm x W 16.5cm x D 0.5cm1.95 pound sterling
Large LetterMax 750g | Max L 35.3cm x W 25cm x D 2.5cm2.18 pound sterling
Small ParcelMax 2kg | Max L 45cm x W 35cm x D 16cm4.10 pound sterling
Medium parcelMax 20kg | Max L 61cm x W 46cm x D 46cm6.20 pound sterling
  • Royal Mail 1st Class: This service provides delivery of letters and parcels the next day and it is characterized by providing one price for all addresses in the United Kingdom and provides compensation up to 20 pounds and the following table provides you with an idea of how to dimension and prices
typedimensionsthe cost from
LetterMax 100g | Max L 24cm x W 16.5cm x D 0.5cm0.76 pound sterling
Large LetterMax 750g | Max L 35.3cm x W 25cm x D 2.5cm1.15 pound sterling
Small ParcelMax 2kg | Max L 45cm x W 35cm x D 16cm3.70 pound sterling
Medium ParcelMax 20kg | Max L 61cm x W 46cm x D 46cm5.90 pound sterling
  • Royal Mail 2nd Class :This service provides delivery between two to three days for non-urgent parcels and provides compensation of up to 20 pounds and provides a flat rate for all addresses in the United Kingdom. You can obtain more information from the following table:
typedimensionsthe cost from
LetterMax 100g | Max L 24cm x W 16.5cm x D 0.5cm0.65 pound sterling
Large LetterMax 750g | Max L 35.3cm x W 25cm x D 2.5cm0.88 pound sterling
Small ParcelMax 2kg | Max L 45cm x W 35cm x D 16cm3.10 pound sterling
Medium ParcelMax 20kg | Max L 61cm x W 46cm x D 46cm5.20 pound sterling
  • Royal Mail Sameday:This service is considered the best option for urgent parcels as delivery is on the same day and this service provides tracking in real time and this service can be obtained at any time as it is provided during the full year without any interruption and compensation for damage or loss of up to 2500 pounds.
  • Parcelforce services:This service offers an option to deliver packages with a weight of more than 30 kilograms, and in this table we will explain the services they provide:
the serviceDurationCompensation coverPrices from
express9next working day by 9am200 pound sterling39.9 pound sterling
express10next working day by 10am200 pound sterling29.82 pound sterling
expressAMnext working day by 12 noon200 pound sterling19.74 pound sterling
express24next working day by close of business100 pound sterling16.68 pound sterling
express48within 2 working days100 pound sterling12.12 pound sterling
express24largenext working day by close of business100 pound sterling39.30 pound sterling
express48largewithin 2 working days for items up to 2.5m long100 pound sterling30.30 pound sterling

International letter and parcel services

  • International Tracked & Signed : This service provides delivery services to Europe within 3 to 5 days and to the rest of the world between 5 to 7 days and offers the tracking feature as well as signature upon receipt and free return of non-delivered parcels in addition to compensation up to 50 pounds and in the following information about dimensions and cost
typedimensionsthe cost from
LetterMax 100g | Max L 24cm x W 16.5cm x D 0.5cm6.41 pound sterling
Large LetterMax 750g | Max L 35.3cm x W 25cm x D 2.5cm8.48 pound sterling
Parcel Max 2kg | Max L 60cm x W * x D * (* L+D+W must be under 90cm)9.86 pound sterling
  • International Tracked: Parcel sent within this service can be tracked and delivery to Europe is between 3 to 5 days while delivery to the rest of the world is carried out within 5 to 7 working days and the parcel is retrieved free of charge in the event of non-delivery and the compensation value reaches 50 pounds. As for dimensions and cost, it is Identical to International Tracked & Signed
  • International Signed: The parcel can be tracked within the United Kingdom and is signed upon delivery, with a maximum weight of two kilograms and at a cost starting from 6.41 pounds. Delivery to Europe between 3 to 5 days and to the rest of the world between 5 to 7 days in addition to free recovery of the undelivered parcel.
  • International Standard: Affordable service for daily international mail with a weight of no more than two kilograms, and the cost starts from 1.42 pounds, and the delivery period for Europe extends between 3 to 5 days while we transfer the world between 6 to 7 days and the compensation value reaches 20 pounds. While undelivered parcels are recovered for free.
typedimensions the cost from
LetterMax 100g | Max L 24cm x W 16.5cm x D 0.5cm1.42 pound sterling
Large LetterMax 750g | Max L 35.3cm x W 25cm x D 2.5cm2.97 pound sterling
ParcelMax 2kg | Max L 60cm x W * x D * (* L+D+W must be under 90 cm)5.11 pound sterling
  • International Economy : This service is good for non-urgent parcels and delivery is from

Two weeks to Western Europe

And for 5 weeks towards Eastern Europe

As for North America, it takes 6 weeks

8 weeks towards South America, Asia and Africa

12 weeks towards Australia

typedimensionsthe cost from
LetterMax 100g | Max L 24cm x W 16.5cm x D 0.5cm1.26 pound sterling
Large LetterMax 750g | Max L 35.3cm x W 25cm x D 2.5cm2.92 pound sterling
ParcelMax 2kg | Max L 60cm x W * x D * (* L+D+W must be under 90 cm)4.57 pound sterling
  • Parcelforce services: This service is good for sending parcels weighing more than 30 kilograms, and you can get more information from the above table for Parcelforce services.

Royal Mail tracking number forms

Royal mail tracking number is available in many forms and we will list some of them as follows:

(# = Letter, * = Digit, ! = Letter Or Digit)

  • A# *** *** *** GB
  • F# *** *** *** GB
  • G# *** *** *** GB
  • J# *** *** *** GB
  • K# *** *** *** GB
  • L# *** *** *** GB
  • M# *** *** *** GB
  • N# *** *** *** GB
  • P# *** *** *** GB
  • Q# *** *** *** GB
  • R# *** *** *** GB
  • S# *** *** *** GB
  • T# *** *** *** GB
  • U# *** *** *** GB
  • V# *** *** *** GB
  • W# *** *** *** GB
  • X# *** *** *** GB
  • Y# *** *** *** GB
  • Z# *** *** *** GB
  • 050 * !!!!!!!
  • 110 * !!!!!!!

What does it mean that the parcel or shipment is in "transit" for Royal Mail Company?

This phrase means that the parcel is in a way towards the recipient.

What does it mean that the parcel or shipment is in a "delivery" state for the Royal Mail Company?

Delivery means that the dispatch process has ended, after the customer receives his shipment.

What does it mean that the parcel or shipment is "returned to sender" condition for Royal Mail?

This phrase means that the addressee has not received his shipment for some reason and after the expiry of the delivery period it is returned to the sender.

What is the procedure used in the event of theft or loss of Royal Mail package or shipment?

In the event that the parcel is lost or stolen, you can register your complaint from here

Examples of statuses which Royal Mail shipment tracking passes

Statuses
Acceptance completed
Acceptance, Simplified prefilled
Acceptance, Simplified prepaid
Acceptance, Single
Accepted
Accepted at Post Office
Accepted in the destination country
Arrival IOANNINON (KK) - ELTA
Arrival K D. THESSALONIKIS
Arrival K.D. IOANNINON
Arrival at Destination Post (Country: GB)
Arrival at Processing Center (Country code: GB)
Arrival at origin border point
Arrival at outward office of exchange
Arrival at the airport
Arrival in destination country
Arrived at
Arrived at Delivery Office
Arrived at FedEx hub
Arrived at postal carrier's facility in United Kingdom
Arrived at processing centre (inward office of exchange)
Arrived in PTT Work Place
At FedEx origin facility
Available for Redelivery or Collection
Can be collected at the post office
Clearance delay - Import
Cleared and awaiting international departure
Collected From Your Customer Service Point
Completion of customs procedures
Consignment received at the PostNL Acceptance Centre
Custom Receive
Customer enquiry lodged
Customs clearance, Released by custom house
Customs has released the goods
Deliver item (Inb), Signed By : AHMED
Deliver item (Inb), Signed By : ATANASKA
Deliver item (Inb), Signed By : H M R C
Deliver item (Inb), Signed By : HMRC
Delivered
Delivered and Signed
Delivered by
Delivered to PO Box by
Delivery Attempted - No Answer
Departed FedEx hub
Departure for domestic network of destination country
Departure from outward office of exchange
Departure to country of destination
Despatched to overseas (Country code: GB)
Dispatch
Dispatch item to destination country
Dispatched to Post Office
Due to be delivered today
Due to be delivered today by
Electronic shipment data received
Enroute to next office
Export clearance success
Export of international mail
For dispatch abroad
Forwarding to domestic delivery network
Full details are not available. Call information line CP at 800 10 44 10 on working days from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m
Futje objekti ne thes per brenda vendit / Insert item into domestic bag
Gonderi (Gelen) alip verme merkezinde alindi Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)
Hand over to airline
Handed over to carrier / Left for destination
Handed over to customs
Identifier assignment
Import of international mail
In lavorazione dal Centro Operativo Postale
In lavorazione presso il Centro Operativo Postale
In lavorazione presso il Centro Scambi Internazionale
In lavorazione presso il paese estero
In lavorazione presso l'ufficio Postale
In transit
In transit, Package available for clearance
Incoming data delivery by the sender
Incorrectly addressed. Returned to sender
Insert item into bag (Otb) and Send item abroad
Inserting item into export receptacle
International shipment release - Export
International shipment release - Import
Item Bagged
Item Booked
Item Collected
Item Delivery Confirmed
Item Despatched
Item Despatched to Belfast East DO
Item Despatched to Greenford MC
Item Despatched to Hayes DO
Item Despatched to Heathrow Worldwide DC
Item Despatched to Lichfield DO
Item Despatched to North West Midlands MC
Item Despatched to Royal Mail site
Item Despatched to Warrington MC
Item Dispatched
Item Leaving overseas
Item Leaving the UK
Item Located at
Item Received
Item Received at Post Office (SIGLAP POST OFFICE)
Item Received by Royal Mail
Item arrived
Item awaiting customs clearance
Item deposited at ELTA
Item has left our International Processing Centre
Item has left the overseas International Processing Centre
Item received at
Item received at Sorting Office
Item sent to destination country
Item sent to provincial office
Label printed by customer
Left FedEx origin facility
Liege-Linehaul Arrival
Loaded to vehicle for delivery
Mailed
Mberritje objekti ne destinacion / Receive item at location (Otb)
Not Delivered
Objekti u dergua ne zyren destinacion / Send item to domestic location (Inb)
Objekti u dorezua / Deliver item (Inb)
Objekti u fut ne thes dhe u dergua jashte / Insert item into bag (Otb) and sent abroad
Objekti u nxor nga thesi per perpunim / Receive item at location (Inb)
Objekti u pranua ne zyren e shkembimit / Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)
Objekti u pranua ne zyren e shkembimit / Receive item at office of exchange (Otb)
On FedEx vehicle for delivery
Oubound success in consolidated warehouse
Out for Delivery
Package in transportation
Package sent
Parcel is handled
Partito dal Centro Scambi Internazionale
Picked up
Picked up, Package received after FedEx cutoff
Posta Teslim Bordrosu Mübadele Servisine Geldi
Posted
Posted (Electronic customs information submitted)
Posting of item
Posting/Collection
Posting/collection
Pranim objekti nga klienti / Receive item from customer
Presa in carico da Ufficio Postale
Processing of international mail, Forwarded to the carrier
Processing of international mail, Processing by designated postal operator
Processing of international mail, Received by the designated operator
Processing, Arrival at inward office of exchange
Processing, Arrival at transit office of exchange
Processing, Departed from origin facility
Processing, Departure from inward office of exchange
Processing, Departure from transit office of exchange
Processing, Sorting
Product Delivered (Country code: GB)
Receipt
Receipt of data about consignment
Receive item at office of exchange
Receive item at office of exchange (Inb)
Receive item at office of exchange (Otb)
Receive item at origin country gateway
Receive item at sorting centre
Receive item at sorting centre (Inb)
Received at delivery depot
Received by line-haul
Received by our network
Released from Customs
Return item from customs
Return item from customs (Inb)
Send item abroad (EDI-received)
Send item out for physical delivery (Country: GB)
Send item to customs
Send item to customs (Inb)
Send item to domestic location (Inb)
Sender despatching item
Sender preparing item
Sent from Poland
Shipment arrived at connection point
Shipment delivered
Shipment in transit
Shipment information received
Shipment information sent to FedEx
Shipment is at nearest collection depot
Siunta išsiųsta į užsienį
Siunta priimta
Skanuar per transport / Scan to transport
Sorted
Sukurtas siuntos lipdukas
Tentative e pasuksesshme ne shperndarjen e objektit / Unsuccessful attemp at delivering the object (Inb)
The consignment has arrived in the country of destination
The consignment has been received for transportation in the destination country
The consignment has left the origin border point
The consignment was accepted by post office of exchange in the country of destination
The consignment was sent for transportation
The consignment was sent to the destination country
The instruction data for this shipment have been provided by the sender to DHL electronically
The international shipment has been processed in the export parcel center
The international shipment has been processed in the parcel center of origin
The item has arrived at the domestic sorting centre
The item has arrived in the country of destination
The item has been delivered successfully
The item has been processed in the country of destination
The item is at customs
The item is at the PostNL sorting center
The item is on transport to the country of destination
The item is on transport to the local sorting centre
The item is out for delivery
The item is pre-advised to PostNL
The item is processed at the PostNL sorting center
The item is ready for shipment
The item is received by PostNL
The item was forwarded to the destination country (Otb)
The shipment has been posted by the sender at the retail outlet
The shipment has left the import parcel center in the destination country/destination area
The shipment is being prepared for delivery in the delivery depot
The shipment is handed over in bulk, final acceptance of goods to be confirmed
The shipment item has been dropped off by sender
The shipment item has left the country of the sender
The shipment item is under transportation
The shipment will be transported to the destination country/destination area and, from there, handed over to the delivery organization
Transport
Unsuccessful item delivery attempt
Unsuccessful item delivery attempt (Inb), Reason : Addressee not available at time of delivery, Measure : Item held; waiting for further action/information
We have received a notification from your shipper that they are preparing an item for you. The tracking information will be updated when the parcel is handed over to PostNord
Your item is currently with Customs in the destination country
Your shipment has arrived at the postal operator of the country of destination and will be delivered in the coming days
[Songgang Subdistrict]Inbound in sorting center
[Songgang Subdistrict]Outbound in sorting center