You’re expecting a shipment from Deutsche Post and have received a “The International Shipment Has Been Processed in the Parcel Center of Origin” status alert.
What does this mean and what should you do if the tracking becomes stuck?
Let’s take a look…
Summary: The International Shipment Has Been Processed in the Parcel Center of Origin
This update from Deutsche Post means that the international shipment has been sorted inside the facility close to the sender, i.e. the origin parcel center.
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This tracking update is self-explanatory once you break it down.
It applies to international shipments and is triggered once the package is sorted inside the carrier facility in the sender’s area (i.e. parcel center of origin).
For a package leaving Germany and being shipped abroad, the parcel center of origin would be within Germany and be owned by Deutsche Post (or DHL).
For a package leaving another country and being shipped to Germany, the parcel center will be located inside the origin country and will be owned by the carrier postal service responsible for the shipment order.
Either way, the package is at the beginning of the shipment journey when this alert is triggered.
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Tracking Stuck on This Update
So. The chances are you have reached this article because your package tracking is stuck on this update and you want to know why.
I hate to say it, but any number of logistical or scanning issues could be responsible for the delay.
If there is a backlog of packages inside the origin parcel center, it will take time for your package to be loaded onto a truck/aircraft for dispatch to the next step in the delivery network.
Bad weather and technical issues can lead to the same.
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Basically, any problem that can cause the shipment to be held inside the parcel center waiting to be dispatched will cause you to see this alert for more than you’d like.
Unfortunately, unless the carrier sends an alert to notify you of what is causing the delay, you will remain in the dark as to the cause.
However, there are a couple of proactive steps you can take.
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What to do if Your Tracking is Stuck
If several days pass without you seeing any new update, (or sooner if this is an expedited delivery service), you should start making inquiries.
One issue to bear in mind with an international shipment is that the parcel will not necessarily be with Deutsche Post at the time the alert is sent.
You might not see new updates because you’re looking in the wrong place.
To check this you can use a universal tracking app such as 17track or Parcelsapp.
These free services will scan hundreds of carrier databases to see if the information on your package exists elsewhere, (i.e. with the local overseas carrier at the origin location).
If you do not see any updated alerts here, you should contact Deutsche Post to find out why your shipment is currently stuck at the parcel center.
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Overall, the “The International Shipment Has Been Processed in the Parcel Center of Origin” alert, is a standard tracking update from Deutsche Post.
It means the parcel has been sorted for dispatch in a parcel facility close to the sender.
Clearly, the shipment is at the beginning of its journey when you receive this update, so you should keep an eye on your tracking updates to keep informed about further progress.