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Royal Mail Tracking - United Kingdom Parcel Tracking

Royal Mail is the UK's designated Universal Postal Service Provider, supporting customers, businesses and communities across the country. We are the only company that has the capability to deliver a 'one-price-goes-anywhere', six-days-a-week service on a range of letters and parcels to more than 29 million addresses across the UK.

General Logistics Systems (GLS), Royal Mail's European parcels business, operates one of the largest ground-based, deferred parcel delivery networks in Europe.

In October 2013, Royal Mail successfully floated on the London Stock Exchange and was subsequently admitted into the FTSE 100. More than 700,000 members of the public bought shares in Royal Mail. These investors were joined by the overwhelming majority of our people in the UK, who in total received free a ten per cent stake in our company.

You can track Royal Mail parcels at https://www.postoffice.co.uk/track-trace or use our unique integrated parcel tracking service. Our service allows you to do Royal Mail Great Britain tracking for domestic and international deliveries.


Royal Mail Tracking Number


Tracking number is a long line of numbers and letters, which you’ll find on your postage receipt or in the sender’s delivery message.

Below are sample tracking number formats for Royal Mail




Royal Mail International Standard Tracking


Find out where your letter or parcel sent with Royal Mail by using our Track and Trace service. Enter your tracking number and check parcel delivery status of any parcel!

Simply enter tracking code in the search field on top of this page to track worldwide delivery of Royal Mail letters and parcels in addition to UK domestic tracking.

If you bought on eBay then Royal Mail International Standard Tracking may be what you are looking for. Our robots will track your Royal Mail International Signed For parcel by asking every necessary courier and delivery service in the world to find your parcel and show you its location and status.


What tracking information will I see for International services?





Royal Mail Standard Airmail Tracking


UK post tracking airmail tracking works for international parcels coming to or out of United Kingdom.

First you need to locate your tracking number in shipment confirmation email or on your postage receipt. It may be called a barcode or a reference.

Enter your tracking number on top of this page and press Track Package button to locate your parcel.

Our unique universal parcel tracker will trace your parcel in originating and destination countries, including GLS, Parcelforce so you'll get full tracking status of your Royal Mail parcel.


Royal Mail Tracking Outside UK


For certain European destinations, Royal Mail uses a Royal Mail Group Limited company called GLS. With our tracker you can track International Tracked & Signed with GLS items sent to the following countries:

Austria (for International Tracked and International Tracked & Signed), Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.

For other destinations, once your item has left the UK, Royal Mail hands it over to the relevant country's postal authority.

By tracking your parcel with our website you are able to track it with destination country postal service, to get complete picture of delivery.


Royal Mail Tracked 24 and 48®


Royal Mail Tracked 24™ and Royal Mail Tracked 48™ are parcel services with delivery speeds 24 and 48 hours. Provides full online tracking to enable you and the recipient to keep track of the parcel's progress, SMS/email notifications for your recipients are available and there is compensation cover up to £100 for extra peace of mind.

In case you need a signature on delivery choose Royal Mail Tracked 48 with Signature. Tracked Royal Mail Tracked 48 aims to deliver your parcel in 2 to 3 working days.


What SMS/email messages are sent to the parcel recipient?


The first message is sent when the parcel is scanned at the Delivery Office to inform the recipient that Royal Mail will attempt to deliver the parcel that day.

A second is sent when delivery is attempted to notify the recipient if we have been able to deliver. If we were unable to deliver the message will advise that we have left a ‘Something for You‘ card to arrange collection or redelivery.


Royal Mail 1st Class Parcels Tracking


Fast, reliable parcel delivery across the UK. 1st Class Parcels aims to deliver parcels weighing up to 20kg the next working day, including Saturdays. It’s a fast, cost-effective UK-wide delivery service for customers that send less than 1,000 parcels per year.

Online delivery confirmation is available on Royal Mail 1st Class parcels. This isn't a tracked service. Information will only be available online at the point we try to - or successfully - deliver your item.


Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed Tracking


Guaranteed next day parcel delivery. When it's simply got to be there, Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed® offers timed delivery by 9am or 1pm next day with inclusive tracking and signature on delivery. Saturday delivery is available for an additional charge.



Follow your parcel’s progress from start to finish with online tracking and signature on delivery. Keep your customers informed with free SMS and/or email notifications.


UK_RoyalMailSecondClassStandard Tracking


UK Royal Mail Second Class Standard is a delivery method name from eBay, tracking numbers look like 05029FF654D and usually have 1-2 statuses, when parcel is posted and when is delivered.

Royal Mail 2nd Class Parcels is a UK-wide parcel delivery within 3 working days. 2nd Class Parcels offers a low-cost, reliable, UK-wide delivery service for parcels weighing up to 20kg that aims to deliver your parcel within 2–3 working days, including Saturdays.

Online delivery confirmation* is available on Royal Mail 2nd Class parcels. Online delivery confirmation shows you when your item has been delivered or attempted to be delivered.

This isn't a tracked service. Information will only be available online at the point Royal Mail try to - or successfully - deliver your item.


Royal Mail Tracking Status Meaning


When you send mail with Royal Mail using a tracked service, your item gets scanned at various points in its journey.




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