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The track & trace system makes your parcel unique. You can use the number written on the drop-off receipt (below the barcode) to know at any time your parcel’s delivery status in the postal network.
It is comprised of 13 characters, including 1 letter and 12 digits (e.g.; 8D00432154798).Enter this number in the Track & Trace Space.
In two clicks and a few seconds, you can get the latest information about your parcel.
It is the document the parcel carrier leaves in your letterbox informing you that he dropped by your home and was unable to give you your parcel (you were absent when he dropped by, your letterbox is too small, etc.).
This notice shows the address of the post office where you can pick up your parcel on the date indicated on the notice, upon presentation of this document and proof of identity.
Furthermore, the undelivered notice lets you appoint a member of your entourage as your representative. This person can then take the undelivered notice and proof of identity on your behalf to pick up your parcel at the post office.
The delivery lead-time is based on working days (all days of the week other than Sunday and public holidays).
Thus the parcel delivery time takes Saturday into account for parcels dropped off Saturday before the drop-off cut-off time. On the other hand, Sunday and public holidays are excluded.
For example, all parcels dropped off Saturday before the cut-off time will be remitted to the parcel’s recipient the following Tuesday, since Sunday does not count as a working day.
La Poste undertakes to deliver parcels in metropolitan France within 48 hours. This delivery lead-time begins when the parcel is dropped off in a postal outlet and stops when it is first presented for delivery at the recipient’s home address.
All along its route in the postal network, the parcel is tracked via scan events. These scan events act as proof. The delivery lead-time is calculated in working days (i.e. all days of the week other than Sunday, public holidays and prohibitions to circulate ordered by the public authorities).
This delivery lead-time is based on the drop-off cut-off time. Past the cut-off time that is specifically defined for each postal outlet, the 48-hour delivery lead-time cannot be guaranteed. The parcel will be deemed to have been dropped-off the next day and the delivery lead-time will only begin as of that day. Cut-off times are posted in the post office.
For example, a parcel dropped off Saturday before the drop-off cut-off time will be remitted to its recipient the following Tuesday. On the other hand, a parcel dropped off Monday after the drop-off cut-off time will be deemed to have been dropped off Tuesday and will be delivered to its recipient on Thursday.
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