USPS Awaiting Delivery Scan Meaning

If you are wondering what does USPS Awaiting Delivery Scan meaning you are in the right place.

One of the most common questions I get from my audience is what does “USPS awaiting delivery scan” mean. I want to explain it in detail so that you are prepared for this status when you ship your package. You can also use this information for USPS tracking.

USPS Awaiting Delivery Scan Meaning

These are the last stages before a package makes its way to its final destination. After USPS processes your shipment, it will be delivered to the nearest post office in order for their employees to process it and sort it into their outgoing mail stream.

This is a temporary status stamp, and it’s not an error in your package tracking status. Once your package is processed, it will be delivered to the final destination.

The Status: “USPS Awaiting Delivery Scan” means that the package has been processed and sent out for delivery at the nearest post office but there’s no way to predict how long it will take for the USPS employees to actually scan and process it into their outgoing mail stream.

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The USPS (United States Postal Service) is responsible for providing timely and reliable postal services, often referred to as ‘postal service’, at reasonable prices.

How to track my USPS parcel?

All packages are eligible for a mailing certificate (Usually called as trcking number.) from the USPS. That certificate reports the number of times and where they were scanned. It shows your recipient (and you) when and where their package was received, processed, and delivered to their doorstep.

If you want to check your package tracking number so that you can see how it’s doing, go ahead! The Track & Confirm page is the easiest way to do it but here’s the direct link to Track & Confirm for USPS Tracking.

Remember that there are 2 phases included in a mailing certificate:

Scanning   – This phase includes any time a mailpiece moves from one facility or post office to another destination facility or post office within a 24-hour period or two consecutive workdays, whichever is greater.

Delivery   – You will see this phase when the package actually gets delivered to its final destination.

Here’s an example of Philadelphia to New York scan that was included in a mailing certificate:

How can you tell if your package shipped using USPS?

The tracking number read “USPS Awaiting Delivery Scan”. This is how the USPS website tells you that they processed your package. If it says something different, it may be because you chose some other shipping service (like UPS) instead of USPS.
This status also may mean that your package is waiting for a signature on delivery  (though most packages will not have this option).
If your package is in this status, and it’s been more than 30 days, you should contact USPS at 1-800-222-1811.
Some packages that are shipped by USPS may not be eligible for a mailing certificate. For example, international packages and hazardous or oversized packages (over 3 ft x 6 ft x 9 ft).
This information is provided for educational purposes only. It is not intended to replace legal or professional advice from a professional qualified in postal law.