EMS (Express Mail Service) is the fastest domestic and international delivery service offered by Japan Post. The delivery takes about a week which is the standard time frame.
An EMS package is traceable and insurable. A sender is usually provided with a tracking number which the recipient can use to track the package any time via the official postal administration website of the receiving country or japanpost.com.
JapanPost.com is available not only in Japanese but in English too. The tracking tool on the website is used in checking the shipment status of a package.
Tracking an EMS Package
To track a single EMS package:
1. Go to Japan Post website.
2. Enter the tracking number in the box provided. See screenshot below.
EMS Tracking Tool
An EMS tracking number consists of 13 characters. It usually starts with the letter E followed by a random letter. It ends with the originating country code, for example, EG123456789JP.
3. Click EMS Trace.
The shipment status will be shown on the next page.
Tracking Multiple EMS Packages
At JapanPost.com, it is possible to track multiple parcels (maximum of 10) at once to save time from entering tracking numbers one by one. It’s a great feature one will surely like.
1. Go to this link.
2. Enter one tracking number per text box.
3. Click Tracking Start button.
The system will list the tracking numbers accordingly with the latest shipment status beside each. To see the complete update history, click each item number.
Aside from EMS, it is also possible to track registered mails and international parcels at japanpost.com. Registered mails usually start with the letter R while, international parcels start with the letter C. Both consist of 13 characters same with an EMS tracking number. The format is based on the Universal Postal Union standard called S10.
It is recommended to track a parcel using the destination country’s official tracking website once it arrived in the receiving country. For example: A package will be delivered in the USA. The recipient can track the item via USPS website alternatively to get updates.
Once a parcel arrives in the destination country, it is the responsibility of the local postal administration, USPS (United States Postal Service) for example, to update the shipment status.
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