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Parcelforce - tracking packages and shipments

Keep track of Parcelforce parcels and shipments with our free service! All you need to do to track your parcel is enter the tracking number, and then the service will know its location in real time.

How do I track my Parcelforce parcel with

  1. Find out the tracking number of your parcel;
  2. Enter the tracking number of your parcel in the field at the top of the page;
  3. Wait until the service checks the parcel data, it will not take long;
  4. Look at the search results and share them with your friends on social networks;
  5. If you enter your email address, we can send you changes in the status of your parcel automatically without your participation.

Parcelforce - Tracking number format

# - letter; * - digit; ! - letter or digit

Parcelforce - information about carrier

Parcelforce Worldwide is a courier and logistics service in the United Kingdom. Parcelforce Worldwide is a trading name of Royal Mail Group Ltd. and is organized within the UK Parcels, International and Letters department of the group. The company delivers to locations worldwide, using a worldwide partner network.

Its European delivery partner, General Logistics Systems (GLS), is likewise a subsidiary of Royal Mail and delivers more than one million parcels a day throughout 34 nations in Europe. Parcelforce Worldwide is a direct competitor of other worldwide delivery brands, such as DHL, DX Group, FedEx and UPS.

Parcelforce Limited runs a "center and spoke" collection and delivery system with 2 hubs based at Coventry, surrounding to the airport. One hub is for parcels for the United Kingdom, and the other for international parcels. The center of the United Kingdom, among the nation's largest buildings, is an extremely automated tracking and arranging center covering 24,000 square meters (5.9 acres) and can manage approximately 58,500 parcels an hour.

The Parcel Post service of Royal Mail was begun in 1883, though parcel services run by the train business, later on Red Star Parcels and British Road Services, were also greatly used for many years. Royal Mail was separated into 3 divisions in 1986 and in August 1990, Royal Mail Parcels was rebranded as Parcelforce.

In July 1992, the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, Michael Heseltine, proposed privatization of the Parcelforce business. He argued that the business offered the majority of its services to services instead of individuals which the competitive market it ran in implied there was no need for it to remain an openly owned business.

In March 2002, the universal parcel service was transferred to Royal Mail leaving Parcelforce to focus on time guaranteed, next day and two days reveal shipment.

In January 2007, Parcelforce Worldwide ended up being the first express provider in the United Kingdom to give its consumers the choice to balance out the carbon emissions associated with the delivery of their parcels. The company permitted consumers to contribute 5p for shipment for the United Kingdom or 10p for international shipment to The Woodland Trust. Parcelforce would then match the contribution.

In October 2012, Royal Mail revealed an investment of ₤ 75 million in Parcelforce Worldwide planned over four years, which will include the opening of brand-new processing centers in Chorley, Lancashire and depots in Basingstoke, Hampshire and Bodmin, Cornwall.

Parcelforce Worldwide operates its collection and delivery services through a network of 54 "regional" depots. These have actually been tactically located around the United Kingdom from Inverness in the north of Scotland to Plymouth in the southwest of England. There are 2 depots in Wales, one central depot in Northern Ireland (serving Belfast) and 2 smaller satellite depots.

The biggest posters likewise have the alternative of a direct feed collection. In other words, instead of a regional depot collecting parcels for arranging, a trailer is left on site, filled up throughout the course of the working day and after that taken directly to Coventry for processing.

Parcelforce - Parcel tracking statuses

Address problem - require senders instruction
Held in depot
Parcel missing/cannot be located
Returned to Depot
Address problem - insufficient address
Handed to Parcelforce driver
Redelivery Scheduled
Prepared for despatch to the UK
Second delivery attempt scheduled
Received at incorrect delivery depot
Awaiting payment of customs charges
Held - incorrect export documents
Exported from the UK
Customs charges raised
Addressee advised to collect from Parcelshop
On route to hub
Arrived in the UK
Prepared for delivery
Prepared for export by air
Delivery attempted - premises closed
Secure parcel tracked out of depot
Delivery to be scheduled - premises closed
Awaiting Customs clearance
Delivery delayed and rescheduled
Prepared for export
Despatched to the UK
Addressee to collect from depot
Delivery attempted
Delivery attempted - refused by addressee
Collection attempted - parcel not available
Received In Destination Country
On route to delivery depot
Out for Delivery
Revised Customs charges raised
Not collected by addressee - return to sender
Sorted for export
Addressee advised to pick up from Post Office
Collection attempted - customer not available
Tracked in destination country
Released from Customs
Received at delivery depot
Held in depot for redelivery
Awaiting payment of charges
Received in destination country
Addressee advised to collect from Post Office
Arrived in destination country
Attempted delivery