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Issues with shipments

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  • Why is an item not showing in my Inbox yet?

    We upload all mail received within 24 hours.

    If a piece of mail or package is not showing in your Inbox, it could be:

    1. Item is in Lookup

    If someone sends you mail with an incomplete address, we look up your name and match such items manually to your account. This causes the disruption in the automated process and thus delays the entry of item into your Inbox. 

    Read more.

    2. Item is not addressed to your account names or box numbers

    You can only view items addressed to the approved names in your account. If the items has a name that is not an exact match to the name on your account, we might put it in quarantine

    This is to protect the security of your mail so we make doubly sure the mail belongs to the intended recipient.

    Contact us with details of the items to double check.

    3. Shippers have not delivered your items 

    Shippers sometimes marked an item as “Delivered” or “Attempted Delivery” when they have not yet delivered it. This is most common for USPS which sometimes marks packages that are to be delivered the same day as ‘delivered’.

    Double check a package with ‘delivered’ notification for the zipcode. US Global Mail facility’s zip code is 77043. If the delivery zipcode shows another, we recommend you contact the shipper to check where it was delivered.

    Sometimes, shippers will leave packages outside of our business hours (Mon- Fri. 7am – 6pm) and mark them delivered. We will not get the packages until the next business day to enter them into your Inbox.

    4. Holiday season delay:

    During the holiday season, USPS volume increases and First class mail delays can happen as a result. We see this happen every year. So mail is often delayed.


  • Missing Items in Shipment

    Why are items missing?

    If you do not receive all items at the selected destination, reasons can be:

    1. Customs refused the items’ entry

    If customs refuse the items’ entry, the items will be returned to our facility. Then, the items will be re-entered into your inbox within 24 hours of arrival. 


    2. Items went missing during shipment 

    We used the barcode to track every single item in the warehouse. If the items processed and shipped out of our facility, your items might go missing during shipment. It can get lost in transit or confiscated by customs.

    We will make a claim with the carrier (USPS, UPS, FedEx, DHL, Aramex) to investigate the issue. 

    Contact us with details of the shipment and items.

    • Does the package look like it was opened before it was delivered to you?
    • Pictures of any damages in the package and items
    • Copies of the purchase invoices


    3. Items not shipped out

    In some cases, the items might be mistakenly left in our facility. Upon your request, we will search our system to locate the items. 


    Please contact us if an item is missing from your shipment. We will do our best to support in any cases. 

  • Why hasn’t my item shipped?

    If your shipment is showing a status other than ‘Shipped’, possible reasons are:

    1. The shipment has not been submitted
    2. The shipment has not been paid
    3. The shipment is too big 
    4. Can’t Ship: Incomplete/Missing Declarations

    1. The shipment has not been submitted

    Please go to the SHIPMENTS tab in your account. Go to the shipment in question, its status should be New Request (can’t ship).

    Click on Edit, and edit your shipment. Make sure to select a shipper and click SUBMIT AND SAVE REQUEST button at the end of the page. 


    If all information entered correctly,  you will get a message stating the shipment is now in queue.

    2. The shipment was not paid successfully.

    Please go to the SHIPMENTS tab in your account. Go to the shipment in question, its status should be Waiting for payment.


    Please click on the ACCOUNT tab at the top and scroll down to the Payment section.

    Add a new card or update the existing one as necessary. This should ensure your shipment will be charged and shipped.


    3. The shipment is too big

    Your items combined exceed the maximum capacity for the envelope service selected. You can ship the item by either:

    • Remove some items from the shipment to meet the size requirements
    • Select an alternative shipping method 

    Please let us know how you would like to proceed. 


    4. Can’t Ship: Incomplete/Missing Declarations

    Unknown items is not an acceptable declaration for customs.

    We can open and declare the items for you at your request, but we are unable to proceed with this shipment until a more detailed description is provided.

    Please let us know how you would like to proceed.


  • What if my package is stuck in customs?

    If that happens, let us know as soon as possible. We will work with the shippers and their local agents to get the package out as quickly as possible. Usually customs want some additional paperwork or receipts etc.

    While we have no control over customs agents or policies in foreign countries, we do get involved and try our best to help. 


  • What if a USPS delivery comes to my box number, but I don’t have a 1583 form for that name?

    We’ll notify you once we get such mail. If you can get us the paperwork quickly, we can keep the item for you. Otherwise, Federal regulations require us to return the item to the Post Office.

  • Why do I get an “Undelivered/Unable to accept package” message from the shipper when they attempted to deliver?

    We are closed on weekends. Shippers attempting to deliver on weekends will send you an undeliverable message. 

    If you get that message, we recommend you ask the vendor to attempt delivery again during weekdays during the hours of 8am – 6pm CT.