UK Couriers: How to track your parcel
With Christmas rapidly approaching, it’s not unusual for both businesses and consumer to want to track parcels. Of course you probably have the tracking links for your favourite couriers bookmarked, but where possible we’ve also including links to bulk track parcels and for a couple of couriers instructions for tracking via email or text message:
To track an APC parcel you’ll need both the Consignment Number and the recipient’s Post Code
As well as tracking your parcel online, you can also send an email email@example.com with your waybill number ONLY in the subject field or text your waybill number to 07720 334 455
DPD Consumer parcel tracking
Simply enter your reference number and the destination post code
DPD Business parcel tracking
You can track up to 30 parcels at once by parcel number
You can track FedEx orders by entering up to 30 tracking numbers or reference numbers online. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org with nothing in the subject line and up to 30 tracking numbers in the email body or via a smartphone app for Android, iOS or Blackberry.
myHermes consumer parcel tracking
You can track your parcel by entering the tracking number in the top right hand corner of the myHermes home page
myHermes business parcel tracking
If you have a myHermes account simply sign in to your myHermes account and click on the ‘My Parcels’ link located on the top right hand corner of the screen.
Enter your reference number to track and trace your parcel
Royal Mail Tracking
Royal Mail consumer parcel tracking
Track and Trace parcels you’ve sent and check the progress of your deliveries
Royal Mail business parcel tracking
Enter your reference number to track and trace your item
You can track TNT parcels with either the Consignment or the Reference number
UK Mail day time parcel tracking
You can track parcels with either just the consignment or with a customer reference in which case you’ll also need the post code
UK Mail evening parcel tracking
If you are expecting a UK Mail parcel to be delivered during the evening then they have a special tracking site for you
You can enter up to 25 tracking or InfoNotice numbers, one per line to track multiple parcels
Yodel consumer parcel tracking
If you want to know where your parcel is you’ll need the tracking number and the delivery Post Code
Yodel business parcel tracking
Make bulk tacking enquiries by parcel number (Limited to either a range of no more than 30 parcels, or up to 10 specific parcel numbers).
I sent items 1st class signed for to the same home address last Friday and Monday.
Both were delivered late but the issue I want to flag up is that neither successful delivery is yet to be confirmed through Royal Mail’s consumer or business tracking web pages.
All Royal Mail tells me is that they were posted.
not to mention royal mails rip off signed for service which has an utterly useless barcode for tracking or whereabouts until its actually delivered
Royal Mail Signed For is an expensive untracked service, just giving delivery confirmation and an illegible signature.
Before privatisation, customers received compensation of up to 100 times 1st class post (that would now be £64) for ordinary mail.
The regulator was pressurised to waive this and reduce it to £20. Effectively, you are now paying an insurance premium for Signed For to give you £50 compensation.
Royal Mail, despite being a private company, still bears the Royal Insignia and still has crown immunity from prosecution, however bad its negligence.
Does them all (pretty much), we use it a lot as it gets info from post companies around the world where the RM tracking just gives you ‘your item has been passed to the delivery company in ******’ and that’s just about all you get most of the time.
A great summary, thank you.
I also recommend the following site as you can save parcels to your account and get emailed updates from both the Royal Mail and the international partner they are using (e.g. Correos for Spain)