What Does in Transit mean

What does it mean that a package is in transit? Does it mean the same thing for UPS, FedEx & USPS packages?

Tracking a parcel sent by any major shipping firm and USPS is a lot more comfortable today than it ever used to be – and a lot more accurate, too.

All you have to do these days is punch your tracking number into any of the tracking tools given by the shipping corporations (or any major search engine, including Google), and you’ll immediately be provided with an update.

What Does in Transit mean
What Does in Transit mean


On top of all that, though, you’ll also get shipping updates and statuses to help give more context to the data you are getting.

While that minor update has improved things seriously, it can be challenging to figure out precisely what’s happening with your parcel if you’re not sure of what these status updates tell.

The information will provide details about where your package is right now and when it was last checked, and most of the time, it will also provide you with an update about when your package is expected to come.

Especially when you get something as big as “In Transit”!

Below, we dig a little more in-depth into the ins and outs of what this specific status update needs and what some of the other everyday updates from all the major shipping companies mean.

Use this as a brief guide to translate any of the status updates you get moving forward, and you’ll have a much more comfortable time deciphering precisely what your shipping knowledge is trying to tell you.

Let’s get right into it!

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What Does “In Transit” Mean on Tracking Info?

To put it simply, “In Transit” as a status message on your shipping information means exactly what you would think it means – that your package is currently in transit and moving from one location to the next within the shipping infrastructure.

Sometimes this means that your package has just left it’s origination location and is on its way to the first shipping warehouse or hub before it gets rerouted to the next location, sometimes it means your packages in between different hubs, and sometimes it means that your package is on its way to the last destination before it hits your doorstep.

The bottom line is that anytime you see “In Transit” you should know that your package is currently on the move!