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Subject: Arrival at Post Office = Acceptance
Date Posted: 2/11/2013 5:02 PM ET
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I have noticed on my last few mailings that when my books are scanned into the USPS system, they are no longer scanned as "Acceptance" scans, but rather as "Arrival at Post Office".  They are being mailed from the PO, and scanned into the system while I watch.  I've seen this on a few other mailings as well in VBs.

Does anyone know if all mailings now have "Arrival at Post Office" instead of "Acceptance", or whether there's any rhyme or reason to the difference?  They are the same as far as I can tell, but didn't know if the change of wording was universal or only on certain packages?  The change seems recent if there is a definite one, since my last mailings still show "Acceptance".

Here's my 2 DCs from today--they were e-DC only, not sure if that makes any difference.  Track on the USPS site.

420283189449001699320000059857

420968139449001699320000059840

Date Posted: 2/11/2013 5:15 PM ET
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Two packages that I mailed today show the following entry on the USPS site (they aren't PBS, but eBay):

Acceptance - Feb-11-13, 13:42 PM, SUMMIT POINT, WV 25446
Acceptance - Feb-11-13, 13:43 PM, SUMMIT POINT, WV 25446

FWIW, I've not seen the notice "Arrival at Post Office" verbiage...



Last Edited on: 2/12/13 11:50 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/12/2013 2:15 AM ET
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I have 3 books en route -- they all say "acceptance"

Date Posted: 2/12/2013 2:27 AM ET
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Haven't checked much recently, it's a pain in the tushie to copy and paste into USPS.com.  But the ones I have checked are still saying Acceptance.

ETA - OK I checked.  It does appear that some of the scan verbage has changed:

 

Out for Delivery

February 09, 2013, 8:38 am

GREENVILLE, MS 38701 

 
     

Sorting Complete

February 09, 2013, 8:28 am

GREENVILLE, MS 38701 

 
     

Arrival at Post Office

February 09, 2013, 8:13 am

GREENVILLE, MS 38701 

 
     

Depart USPS Sort Facility

February 08, 2013

MEMPHIS, TN 38136 

 
     

Processed at USPS Origin Sort Facility

February 08, 2013, 7:38 am

MEMPHIS, TN 38136 

 
     

Dispatched to Sort Facility

February 04, 2013, 5:44 pm

MAPLE VALLEY, WA 98038 

 
     

Acceptance

February 04, 2013, 5:19 pm

MAPLE VALLEY, WA 98038 

 

Arrival at Post Office used to say Arrival at Unit and Dispatched to Sort Facility is also new to me.



Last Edited on: 2/12/13 2:35 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/12/2013 2:41 AM ET
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OK, I see it Shelia, it's like your PO (or mine) is scanning in reverse.  Here's your example:

Processed at USPS Origin Sort Facility

February 11, 2013, 9:03 pm

RALEIGH, NC 27676 

 
     

Accepted at USPS Origin Sort Facility

February 11, 2013, 7:48 pm

GREENVILLE, NC 27858 

 
     

Arrival at Post Office

February 11, 2013, 12:23 pm

GREENVILLE, NC 27834 

 

Mine starts with Acceptance, and Arrival at PO is showing at the destination postal unit.

Yours starts with the Arrival at PO ... and is still enroute, no telling yet what the destination scan will say.

Date Posted: 2/12/2013 11:51 AM ET
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I don't know why it's showing up that way, but I do know that it is physically impossible for my package to have gotten from Greenville to Raleigh in 1 hour and 13 minutes unless someone was hauling some serious a$$.  I guess we shall see how it all plays out.

Date Posted: 2/12/2013 7:40 PM ET
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hmmm, haven't checked what I mailed today but my PO had a poster on the counter saying "DC" is now called "tracking" !