UPS Next Expected Tracking Event: What does it mean?

UPS, as you already know, is one of the leading package delivery companies committed to high standard service and always ensures that the product reaches the destination at the right time.

The product label is thoroughly scanned to keep a track record of all the information related to the package and keep the sender updated on the parcel delivery.

However, for a package carried on a long route, it may see a difference in the days of scanning. In such cases, you will find the date of the next expected tracking event in the shipping details, which will help you avoid unnecessary stress. 

So in this article, we will discuss the Next Expected Tracking Event in UPS in detail and the need to notify the exact time of the next expected tracking event. Moreover, we will also provide you with a deeper insight into this entire scanning process, giving you a better understanding of the whole process. 

Let us know more about this and how it helps simplify the entire delivery of parcels. 

Next Expected Tracking Event” in UPS


What does “Next Expected Tracking Event” mean in UPS?

Now you must be having a little idea about this, and in this section, we will be talking about it in detail. As you already know, scanning is a vital part of product delivery, and the companies like UPS prioritize it. 

But sometimes, during cross-country travel or any other reason, the scanning process may get divided into days with intervals in between. In such cases, you may get worried about your package and start wondering whether it will reach the right place at the right time or not. 

So to take away your stress, UPS tries to keep you informed about every step involved in delivering the package until it gets delivered. UPS keeps you updated about the next most probable tracking event to keep you relaxed and confirmed that the product is on the way to the planned destination and not lost midway. 

The next expected tracking event does not mean that your package will not be delivered or there will be some delay in its delivery. It simply means that the tracking label might not be scanned for a short period, and the package is still in the movement towards the desired destination. 

Now you might be curious to know about the types of UPS scanning and how they are performed. So here’s a detailed explanation of the entire process, which will remove all your doubts. So let’s get started!! 

● In transit scan

We are starting with our first type of scan, which you can also call the sender’s scan. It is done when the dispatcher is getting ready with the product. When the scanning is done, the sender gets notified about the most probable delivery date as soon as the package enters the UPS network. 

● Order processing scan

UPS does this scan to receive all the shipping details along with the billing information. After this, the UPS moves towards the destination. The movement is tracked, and the details are updated afterward. 

● Entry scan

As soon as the package arrives at the UPS workspace, scanning is done. It is then performed again at various milestones of the parcel. After this, another round of scanning is done at the nearby post office. 

● Exit scan

From the name, it is pretty clear that this type of scanning is done after the box departs one UPS workspace and proceeds towards the next checkpoint. 

This is generally done to keep track of the movement of the package and provide this data to the sender, which will help them track the package anytime they want. 

● Destination scan

Again the name suggests that a destination scan is usually done when the package reaches the neighboring UPS workplace. After the completion of scanning, the specifications of the parcel are finally conveyed to the planned address. 

● Delivery scan

The delivery scan is usually done once the parcel reaches the destination, which marks the end of the entire tracking process with a proper record of data at each step. 

● Exceptional scan

This particular scan is not done every time; it is performed if there is a need for additional action.

For example, this scan is performed when the parcel is in the UPS system, and it requires some more information about the terminal address, which is already mentioned for successful delivery. 

● Trading scan

The trading scan, also known as the export scan, is usually executed when the package is exported after clearing all the formalities in the source nation. After this, the shipment is transported to the post office. When the mail service asks for any additional assistance, it may delay delivering the product. 

● Import scan

Like an export scan, the import scan is performed as soon as UPS transports the parcel fulfills all the formalities of the accepting nation.

It is again scanned. All the actions are regularly monitored and updated as the parcel reaches the closest UPS spot. This information is distributed among the UPS drivers to deliver the parcel to the designated location. 

Conclusion on UPS Next Expected Tracking Event

Coming towards the end of this article, we hope that we have cleared the doubt in your mind regarding the “Next Expected Tracking Event” in UPS. Moreover, we have also discussed various scans to learn about scanning and at what stages the scanning is done. 

Since it has to pass through so many checkpoints, there may be some error in between these stages that can result in a difference of a day or two, and to keep you updated, UPS provides you with the date of the next expected tracking event. 

That’s it for today! You can get in touch with the UPS customer care service for further queries as they are always there to help you. 

We will be back in our next article with some more helpful information about UPS and how it works. Thank you. 

Shipping guy at USPS, previously at Fedex.

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