You expecting a delivery via BPost and you have received a “Your International Parcel is Ready to be Handled by BPost” status update.
What does this update mean exactly? Where is your package when you receive this update and is there anything you need to do?
Let’s take a look…
Summary: Your International Parcel is Ready to be Handled by BPost
This update can be triggered at various points in the shipment journey, however, in each case, it means that BPost will soon be receiving the package and will be responsible for the next stage(s) of the transit process.
Your International Parcel is Ready to be Handled by BPost – Guide
So let’s unpack this status alert to see what it means for your package.
BPost Responsible for Beginning of Shipment
Essentially, if BPost is responsible for the beginning of the international shipment, you will receive this tracking alert early on.
BPost will receive the item from the sender and will likely take care of overseas transit, (at the very least BPost will deliver the item to the export location where it will be handed over to the line haul operator for shipment abroad).
In this case, when the item arrives in the destination country, it might be the local postal service (USPS for example), that will complete the final delivery.
Alternately, if BPost operates in that location they will continue responsibility for the package up until the recipient’s mailbox.
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BPost Responsible for End of Shipment
Alternatively, if the international shipment has been dealt with by another carrier, and BPost is taking over for final delivery, you will receive the “Your International Parcel is Ready to be Handled by BPost” toward the end of the shipment.
BPost will be taking control of delivery once the item has cleared customs and will then provide the logistics for delivery to the recipient’s address.
You can very easily ascertain which of these scenarios is applicable to your shipment, by looking at the updates that preceded it.
If the item has only just left the sender, the alert is often “confirmation of preparation of the shipment received”.
If it has arrived in the destination country, the alerts before will show evidence of overseas transit.
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Tracking Stuck on “Your International Parcel is Ready to be Handled by BPost”
You may have reached this article because your tracking is stuck on this update.
This is relatively common if BPost is awaiting the item from customs where delays can easily take place.
Even at the beginning of the shipment journey, the package could be held up with BPost while the logistics for overseas transit are arranged.
I would recommend waiting at least 5 business days before being concerned about this situation.
After this time, BPost can be contacted here.
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The “Your International Parcel is Ready to be Handled by BPost” update can be confusing as it can occur at different parts of the shipment process.
Essentially it means that BPost is awaiting the item and will be responsible for the next leg of the journey.
Hopefully, this will be the step that leads to the recipient’s front door.