How can I track my eBay and other Online Purchases?

Most sellers use shipment services like FedEx and UPS that will allow you to track your item by typing a tracking number into a website. However, not all sellers will automatically send you a tracking number (because it adds to the trouble and expense of your order). If the seller doesn’t provide tracking information, you may have to ask for it. Also, note that not all USPS shipments are traceable. If you have a concern about delivery of a US Mail package, you should confirm that the seller would be using one of the USPS services that will include an electronic tracking method. Those traceable USPS services are listed below.
To track Fed Ex packages:
Go to and click the “track” tab in the menu at the top of the page. Type your tracking number as provided by the sender then click the “search” button. Fed Ex will show you the status of the package and, if it s been delivered, they can tell you what time and who signed for it.
To track UPS packages:
You can also track UPS packages on line. First, log onto Select your country, then choose the “tracking” tab in the top menu. You’ll see text boxes where you can type your tracking numbers. After typing one or more tracking numbers, click the blue “track” button at the bottom of the screen to display the delivery status of your packages.
To track US Mail:
The US Postal Service website will allow you to electronically track packages that have been mailed using Express Mail, Global Express Mail, or Global Express Guaranteed. You can also view delivery Confirmation for mail that has sent using Registered Mail, Certified Mail, Signature Confirmation, or Delivery Confirmation. Electronic Proof of Delivery is available online for packages sent with Signature Confirmation and Express Mail. For these services online, visit then click “track and confirm” in the horizontal menu bar.