Usps express mail international tracking not updating
Nearly 12 days have now passed and the items still have not turned up here in Milan, Italy. It was a little late, but did arrive, even if I had to go into Milan city centre to pick it up.
The online store I ordered the items from mentioned that orders within the European Community area should take between 5-8 days to arrive. On November 9, I ordered and paid for a mains adapter for a Pure digital radio from Pure in the United Kingdom.
This how-to post, if you’ll excuse the postal pun, may help you avoid losing things to the rather erratic Italian post.
And if you think I’m being paranoid, then take a look at the comments which this post on the Italian post has attracted since it was first published in May 2009.
Now, for items not on the list above, or on any other list for that matter: Red envelopes shout ‘rip me open! Mail workers are wise to the fact that colourful envelopes from overseas may well contain greeting cards along with cheques or, even better, cash.
When sending simple things like greeting cards, do not use that flashy red or sky blue envelope that came with it.
To keep curious hands from understanding whether something is worth stealing, if you are sending things to Italy, pop items like DVDs, CDs or clothes in a rigid cardboard box. Printed addresses add, along with the boring brown envelope, to the ‘this is official, and thus of no value’ impression.
Right, before you read on, if you live in the United States of America please read this USPS list of items which you cannot mail to Italy or you can only send to Italy if they are packaged correctly and please read the rest of the page too – before you send anything to Italy.By way of an update for 2011, an Italian friend of mine in Genoa who often buys things online and uses the Italian post office to have them delivered has not had any problems, and has not lost anything, nor has he had packages opened.