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WHAT IS E-DELCON SERVICE?
Posts: 19
Registered: ‎10-25-2004

I notice a dramatic increase in International shipping and E-DELCON SERVICE on the printed label.  Can these parcels be tracked?  If not, why the postage increase?

 

Best Regards, Maggi 2265cats

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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎03-13-2008
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in reply to 2265cats

International is supposed to be tracked and the cost has tripled in most cases yet no tracking is done at all the packages are not even entered into the system as accepted so someone needs to notify USPS that they are not doing their job I sent email but so far I have been ignored how hard is it to scan a label or enter 10 digits as they go. All packages were tracked years ago at least to customs then it stopped now at triple the cost they say tracking is part of the increase  but no tracking! Nothing like being lied to and ripped off at the same time.

 

 

 

Community Member
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎03-13-2008
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in reply to 2265cats

Nothing like having to eat my words I havent checked for a week or so and I have to say I am wrong packages are being tracked now. I checked some of my most recent orders and they have been tracked to france and were shown as delivered. I guess I was a little hasty in my assumption and had to verify by checking out some recent packages ooops

frodobagginskennedy
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Posts: 2,695
Registered: ‎09-25-2007
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in reply to 2265cats

first class international to Canada can now be tracked!

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mrsmtn
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Posts: 13,056
Registered: ‎08-14-2008
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in reply to 2265cats

ALL USPS shipping has increased dramatically.  E-DELCON is electronic delivery confirmation, which is the USPS version of tracking.

Community Member
Posts: 245
Registered: ‎05-26-2012
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in reply to 2265cats

I've only had problem with Tracking for Packages to Brazil.    I know packages take 8 weeks to clear customs, so   right now it's a waiting game.   

skinnyfitculture
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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-01-2010
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in reply to 2265cats

 

 

The answer for your question found in this link,

 

http://pe.usps.com/text/imm/immc2_022.htm

 

and its true , now you can track all the 1st class packages, Priority mail flat rate envelopes under tracking format LZ xxxxxxx US-

 

THIS IS REALLY COOL FOR SMALL BUSINESS AND NOW YOU DONT HAVE TO USE PRIORITY MAIL CJ XXXXXXXX US FORMAT ANYMORE BY PAYING US$ 38 UPWARDS ANYMORE. This save 1000's of dollars each year.

 

here is the news release by USPS about E-Delcon-

 

 https://about.usps.com/news/national-releases/2013/fs-free-online-tracking.htm

 

 

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pxsupply
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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎10-05-2007
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in reply to 2265cats

I don't believe they are tracked in the traditional sense, but they should be getting scanned into customs.  I believe if, as the sender, you can show the item is in customs, you are offered more protection if the international buyer claims an INR.  I hope this helps.

adicxxl
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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎11-16-2008
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in reply to 2265cats

i'm very sorry about the potential Brazilian buyers , but as of right now i have to put Brazil in the "except" list

Community Member
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎07-12-2008
Answered
in reply to 2265cats

I was given this link (for shipping to Canada):

 

http://www.canadapost.ca/cpotools/apps/track/personal/findByTrackNumber?execution=e1s2

 

It does provide more information.

Community Member
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎07-12-2008
Answered
in reply to 2265cats

We get a LZ tracking number, but still this number does not provide any meaningful information on USPS. Where/how do we track?

 

 

Community Member
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎11-25-2011
Answered
in reply to 2265cats

e-delcon works -not in brazil ...usps delivery confirmation,what a joke.

Community Member
Posts: 5,950
Registered: ‎04-21-2007
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in reply to 2265cats

The "dramatic increase in shipping" went into effect in January.  At that time, First Class International became available for shipments to Canada.  USPS just added several more countries such as France, UK, Netherlands (I forget the entire list) - I'm happy as blazes about it  :smileyhappy:

 

E-DELCON SERVICE is Electronic Delivery Confirmation.

 

Ah - I found the list  :smileyhappy:

 

Beginning July 28, the USPS is adding free Electronic Delivery Confirmation to 15 additional countries for First Class Package International Service. Those countries are the following:

Australia 
Belgium
Brazil
Croatia
Denmark
France
Germany
Great Britain
Ireland
Israel
Netherlands
New Zealand
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland

 

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distrovic
Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-06-2013
Answered
in reply to 2265cats

Well, E-Delcon service to Brazil is no comfort to us. Here's another seller who just added Brazil to his list of excluded countries after continual slow delivery, one package recently returned to us, and the final straw: an eBay delivery complaint case opened today.

Our volume of sales to Brazil is not high enough to compensate for the uncertainty of satisfactorily completing the transactions, and the loss of merchandise and postage to resolve any complaints.

Maybe if and when they get their act together...

Vic