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Topic: How long does it normally take for the Post Office to have a record of dc n

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Subject: How long does it normally take for the Post Office to have a record of dc n
Date Posted: 10/16/2007 6:55 PM ET
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I mailed several books on 10/11 with pbs printable postage.  So far, none of them exist according to the usps website.  When I print paypal postage there's usually about a 24 hour delay before it says they've received electronic notification, so what's up?

Date Posted: 10/16/2007 7:33 PM ET
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I mailed a package this morning with PBS postage and the credit for the book was in my account an hour later.....

Date Posted: 10/16/2007 10:10 PM ET
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I was wondering the same thing Lynn?

       I used Custom DC on PBS, and the number does show up, and almost immediately at usps.com tracking info.

       However, the DC #'s with printable postage are still showing as not existing, or no info at usps.com .

                 Because these are swap books, I get asked if I'm going to mail them, as the DC #'s don't exist...

                      So, I am aware that there may be only ONE scan at the destination, however, shouldn't the number

                             itself still show up with usps.com searching (as being electronically sent to usps)?

Date Posted: 10/16/2007 10:26 PM ET
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I have the same problem but I'm betting since its called Delivery CONFIRMATION we wont know

until the books are DELIVERED

 

Date Posted: 10/16/2007 10:35 PM ET
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Please do read carefully before replying...

Lynn and I are NOT talking about the delivery being confirmed, but that the DC #"s are not even showing

          up as being sent to the usps, which is a difference or an error from before...

 

Date Posted: 10/16/2007 11:51 PM ET
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Well, one of them just got marked received, and still the number doesn't show anything at usps.com.  Something's wonky.  I noticed after I asked, this isn't the only thread on this subject:)  Seems to be happening a lot.

Date Posted: 10/17/2007 6:57 AM ET
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I am having the same problems.  I spoke to someone at USPS customer service and all of my packages show up on THEIR computers, but PBS doesn't show any information and when I type in the DC number at the USPS website it shows "no information available for this item".  I am waiting to hear from technical support.  I'll post their response here for everyone.

Mary

Date Posted: 10/17/2007 8:59 AM ET
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Yes, the same thing is happening to me. I especially purchased the postage and DC here on PBS so I could send swap books without having to go to the post office. All three of the books show no information on the UPS site . It says to contact the sender.

Two of the books have been received but still no info on UPS and PBS show them as received.  The other book is still on its way and not showing anything on UPS.

I find this all very aggravating. I spend the extra money to send the items through here and the DC doesn't seem to work. What a pain.

Date Posted: 10/17/2007 10:54 AM ET
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Same here. Package was delivered on yesterday and USPS has no information for the tracking number on their site. I'm just glad it got to its destination.

Date Posted: 10/17/2007 10:58 AM ET
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Same here; I mailed two books over the weekend and so far USPS.com still has no record of the tracking numbers at all. Since USPS.com should receive the electronic data when I print the wrapper, it shouldn't matter whether the package actually got scanned yet. USPS.com should at least say "electronic shipping info received" or whatever the exact message it usually says.

Date Posted: 10/17/2007 10:55 PM ET
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Lynn and Richard, same problem here. mine aren't even registering!! it has been 6 days now.

Date Posted: 10/18/2007 9:23 AM ET
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In another thread in this forum this is being discussed. Apparently the problem is with Endicia (sp) and R&R is aware of it.

Date Posted: 10/18/2007 9:58 AM ET
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Info here: http://www.paperbackswap.com/forum/view_topic.php?t=82293