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Old 15.11.2016, 11:37
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Tracking for letter / package with Swiss Post

Hi all ,

I would like to mail a standard letter to the US with a tracking number.

I've searched online and tracking is not available with regular A-Post or B-Post.

However, Swiss Post does offer something called A-Post Plus and Priority Plus . These options will mail a letter with track and trace. So, you can check the status of the delivery online.

How do I ask for this option ? Can I just say , 'Priority mit Tracking' ?

Any suggestions or experiences welcome

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Old 15.11.2016, 11:43
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Re: Tracking for letter / package with Swiss Post

'per einschreiben' is the service you are after.

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Old 15.11.2016, 11:51
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Re: Tracking for letter / package with Swiss Post

Well with that you can check it to the border of Switzerland not further as far as my experiece goes.


I think you must specify " Priority Plus "



https://www.post.ch/de/geschaeftlich...-priority-plus

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Re: Tracking for letter / package with Swiss Post

Hi,

Thank you both for the tip about sending it 'einschreiben' . I would like to track it all the way to the US, and wasn't sure if sending it registered mail would allow me to do that.

Would it be better to say Sendungscode, Sendungsnummer, or Auftragsnummer instead of 'tracking ' ?

I'll try sending it with a tracking number, but if I can't then I'll just send it with registered mail.

I'm sending it this afternoon. So, I'll come back and let everyone know how I sent it.

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Re: Tracking for letter / package with Swiss Post

Well some speak English in the post office if Germans the problem. They will know.

I think it is tracked maybe in other countries that support tracking of international mail. US should be one of these. And "tracking" is Einschreiben.



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Hi,

Thank you both for the tip about sending it 'einschreiben' . I would like to track it all the way to the US, and wasn't sure if sending it registered mail would allow me to do that.

Would it be better to say Sendungscode, Sendungsnummer, or Auftragsnummer instead of 'tracking ' ?

I'll try sending it with a tracking number, but if I can't then I'll just send it with registered mail.

I'm sending it this afternoon. So, I'll come back and let everyone know how I sent it.

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Old 15.11.2016, 12:46
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Re: Tracking for letter / package with Swiss Post

Registered post will track it all the way to the US destination. I sent all my US tax stuff registered and tracked it via both the Swiss Post and USPS websites.
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Re: Tracking for letter / package with Swiss Post

Yes, it was ' per einschreiben '

I asked to send it with ' tracking ' and she said, ' registriert ? einschreiben ? '

They sent the letter marked as Priority R-Brief, and the cost was 8chf .

She showed me the tracking number, and thank you MedeaFleeceStealer for letting me know you can track it on the USPS site.

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Re: Tracking for letter / package with Swiss Post

Yes, you can use either or both. Swiss Post will track it through to delivery point as will USPS so just which one you prefer to use.
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Re: Tracking for letter / package with Swiss Post

Here's a link from the Swiss Post website with .pdfs that contain prices, delivery times, and a list of countries that use Track & Trace.

Swiss Post Tracking Info

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Re: Tracking for letter / package with Swiss Post

Unbelievable and primitive that Austalia does not track registered international letters
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Re: Tracking for letter / package with Swiss Post

Just an update :

I had to wait until the letter reached the US to be able to track it from the USPS side, but I am able to track it now on the USPS website.

Both sites ( Swiss Post and USPS ) show the full delivery history .

Thanks again for the help and tips !

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