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USPS Maintenance Could Interrupt Tracking Sunday Night

USPS Maintenance Could Interrupt Tracking Sunday Night

Online sellers (and buyers) should be aware that the availability of USPS tracking could be interrupted overnight Sunday due to planned maintenance.

The Postal Service has scheduled system maintenance for Product Tracking & Reporting on August 23, 2020.

According to the notice, maintenance will begin Sunday at 8 pm ET and will end on Monday, August 24, at 4 am ET.

  • Inbound Shipping Services manifests and Shipping Partner event files sent to PTR will continue to be received during this time but will experience a delay in processing.
  • Outbound Scan Event, Confirmation Error Warning, and Postage Statement Extract file extract processes will be held and will resume at maintenance conclusion.
  • USPS Tracking may be intermittently unavailable and data displayed may be stale.
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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). She is a member of the Online News Association (Sep 2005 - present) and Investigative Reporters and Editors (Mar 2006 - present). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com. See disclosure at EcommerceBytes.com/disclosure/.