UK Couriers: How to track your parcel

By Chris Dawson December 15, 2016 - 11:00 am

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:

APC DirectAPC Tracking

To track an APC parcel you’ll need both the Consignment Number and the recipient’s Post Code

DHL FeatDHL Tracking

As well as tracking your parcel online, you can also send an email with your waybill number ONLY in the subject field or text your waybill number to 07720 334 455

2015 DPD_logo featDPD Tracking

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

fedexFedEx Tracking

You can track FedEx orders by entering up to 30 tracking numbers or reference numbers online. You can also email 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 featmyHermes

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.

ParcelforceParcelforce Tracking

Enter your reference number to track and trace your parcel

Royal Mail featRoyal 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

tntlogoTNT Tracking

You can track TNT parcels with either the Consignment or the Reference number

uk-mail-featUK Mail

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).

  • Mark.T
    5 years ago

    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.

    • TINKER
      5 years ago

      not to mention royal mails rip off signed for service which has an utterly useless barcode for tracking or whereabouts until its actually delivered

  • Andy R
    5 years ago

    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.

  • 5 years ago

    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.

  • 5 years ago

    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)

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