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  • pafy62853 år siden#21808091Though you can't get detailed tracking on RSAL on Canada post site, there's still a way to somehow track if there's any updates on the item. When you go to the Canada post tracking site, put multiple tracking numbers there instead of just one. You can use old tracking number in case you're just tracking a single a item.
    What will this do, is provide the results in a table. There's the Date/Time column. Now compare that date to the last recorded date in the Japan post site. If the date differs, then there's some movement in the package. Canada post don't officially show the status of RSAL parcels but they still scan them while the item moves and it's reflected in the date. Any date changes indicates a movement though of course you won't know the exact details (like whether still in customs,etc) but at least you know the item is moving (this is assuming that your item is religiously scanned/updated. I have a few instances in which the date just changed when it's already in my local PO).
    Another method which is useful especially when using Flexdelivery address which sometimes fail to send notification when the item is ready for pickup, is to track the delivery notice numbers. This number is available when the item is already in your local PO. If you receive those delivery notice cards (and also found on Flexdelivery emails, note that flexdelivery delivery numbers is shorter), there's the delivery notice number at the bottom. That number basically just increments when assigned to new packages arriving in your local PO. So what you do is generate future or succeeding delivery notice numbers using Excel for example. In the Canada post tracking site, change "tracking number" to "delivery notice number" and put multiple delivery notice numbers. Usually I put around 20 numbers.
    Again the result will be a table. This will list the delivery numbers as well as associated tracking numbers if any (like the tracking number for RSAL). If you see your RSAL tracking in the result, then the item is already in your local PO for pickup. I usually check the delivery notice numbers if it's already the week (like 3rd or 4th week) that I expect the item to arrive (usually it takes 3 - 4 weeks for my item to arrive from JP). I check all the deliver numbers that covers the period since the item was shipped in case the item arrived earlier.


    Oh this sounds useful.
    I will try it.
    Hmm no date change for now.

    I just worry that the delivery notice fell off the door and I never see it.
    I seriously don't want my package return to the sender -.-
    3 år siden
    Though you can't get detailed tracking on RSAL on Canada post site, there's still a way to somehow track if there's any updates on the item. When you go to the Canada post tracking site, put multiple tracking numbers there instead of just one. You can use old tracking number in case you're just tracking a single a item.

    What will this do, is provide the results in a table. There's the Date/Time column. Now compare that date to the last recorded date in the Japan post site. If the date differs, then there's some movement in the package. Canada post don't officially show the status of RSAL parcels but they still scan them while the item moves and it's reflected in the date. Any date changes indicates a movement though of course you won't know the exact details (like whether still in customs,etc) but at least you know the item is moving (this is assuming that your item is religiously scanned/updated. I have a few instances in which the date just changed when it's already in my local PO).

    Another method which is useful especially when using Flexdelivery address which sometimes fail to send notification when the item is ready for pickup, is to track the delivery notice numbers. This number is available when the item is already in your local PO. If you receive those delivery notice cards (and also found on Flexdelivery emails, note that flexdelivery delivery numbers is shorter), there's the delivery notice number at the bottom. That number basically just increments when assigned to new packages arriving in your local PO. So what you do is generate future or succeeding delivery notice numbers using Excel for example. In the Canada post tracking site, change "tracking number" to "delivery notice number" and put multiple delivery notice numbers. Usually I put around 20 numbers.

    Again the result will be a table. This will list the delivery numbers as well as associated tracking numbers if any (like the tracking number for RSAL). If you see your RSAL tracking in the result, then the item is already in your local PO for pickup. I usually check the delivery notice numbers if it's already the week (like 3rd or 4th week) that I expect the item to arrive (usually it takes 3 - 4 weeks for my item to arrive from JP). I check all the deliver numbers that covers the period since the item was shipped in case the item arrived earlier.
    3 år siden
    Canadapost's website it indeed useless so just use Japan Post's website to track it, there is an English version: www.post.japanp... Look for the 'Confirm Delivery Status' box in the right column and input your tracking number there; it's not just for EMS. It may be a bit delayed in updating by half a day or so, but it does show every scan. I always opt for registered, especially given Canadapost's ongoing issues. However, if the item value is under $15, then I just take the risk and choose unregistered. I haven't lost a package from Japan yet though, and I've been ordering for years.
    3 år siden
    It usually takes about the same amount of time. My SAL orders have come in on-time (2-4 weeks) for the most part.

    Yeah I think Canada Post's new policy of not having international online tracking within the country is bad. But it's better to use registered for the extra insurance and to be able to track it in case your delivery gets lost.
    3 år siden
    In Canada, and in my experience they've been around the same time. Though I would only use unreg SAL for lower priced packages, since RSAL still technically can be tracked through foreign websites and there's insurance in case it's lost.
    3 år siden
    You can use trackitonline.r... to track SAL. Canada Post still continues to scan registered mail packages, though the information is unavailable on their website. Set the destination country to "Canada" and leave Carrier as "Autodetect" for the most information.

    As far as your other question, I'm not sure if Registered SAL and SAL take the same amount of time, but Canada Post has been extremely slow delivering SAL for me these past 3 months. To give an example, I have one package that recently departed the Richmond facility after 50 days.
    3 år siden
    Another benefit to using registered SAL is to prevent Canada Post from delivering your package as a safe drop since it requires a signature.
    3 år siden
    I also often use unreg. SAL (to Germany) since I actually buy a lot of smaller figures from AmiAmi-Preowned (and if I pay for other shipping methods, its not cheap anymore xD), but right now Im waiting for a package that Ive ordered in march... and other packages (unreg. SAL as well) that I've ordered in April already reached me, so I guess the March-Order is lost (T___T). So if you want to be on the sure side you should use registred SAL, but as far as I know it does not make any difference in speed.
    3 år siden
    From what i hear, Sal can take up to 6 weeks to Canada.
    It takes the longest, but that's what we pay for.
    I too, always use unreg sal because its the cheapest >__< (Though I'm in Australia so it usually comes within 4-5 weeks)
    3 år siden
    Thanks to everyone that replied. ^>^
    I see that there is insurance for 6000Yen.
    Although 6000Y doesn't cover the cost, but at least it is something.

    Very annoying tracking doesn't work in Canada anymore.
    WHY! CP! WHY!
    If the tracking works, I will for sure opt for registered every time.
    3 år siden
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