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Subject: USPS not notified to expect package?
Date Posted: 10/15/2007 12:47 PM ET
Member Since: 8/17/2007
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I haven't been getting scanned updates on my Printable Postage packages, and I assumed that they weren't getting scanned (which seemed weird because EVERYTHING that I've ever put DC on gets scanned at my hub).  I recently had a package that the address wasn't eligible for PP, so I just used PBS's DC, and I noticed a difference.

USPS DC#: 420363759102805213907393988232

  • 10/9/2007 9:00 AM - Electronic Shipping Info Received - INDIAN HEAD,MD
  • 10/13/2007 10:53 AM - Acceptance - POMFRET,MD

10/9 is the date that I printed the label, and 10/13 is the date that I mailed it.   So, USPS is told to expect it before they even get the package.

For a package that I used PP on:

USPS DC#: 9102165561353000039634

There's no note that USPS was told to expect the package (and when I put the number directly into the USPS web site, I'm told " No information is available for this item. Please contact the sender.")  I printed and mailed it on 10/8.  It should have gone through Capitol Heights, MD (where, in the past, EVERYTHING has been scanned).

Is there some type of glitch in the system?





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Date Posted: 10/15/2007 6:26 PM 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.



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Date Posted: 10/18/2007 9:59 AM ET
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Info here: http://www.paperbackswap.com/forum/view_topic.php?t=82293

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