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Can I follow my parcel online?
You can follow your parcel online with Track & Trace or the My bpost app. If you have a bpost account, you can also follow your parcel in the bpost shipping tool. You'll need the barcode number or the reference of your parcel. Those details are on your shipping label or you received them via text message or e-mail; they are also on the shipping receipt or Post Office receipt.
What happens if bpost didn't deliver my parcel?
If your parcel was not delivered, check the status of your shipment via Track & Trace or the My bpost app first. If it's not clear where your package has gone and it doesn't move for several workdays (at least 5 workdays for shipments to a neighbouring country, at least 10 workdays for the United Kingdom and all other countries), then you can request an investigation. It is best to contact our customer service via the online form at the bottom of this page. This is the quickest way to start an investigation. Only the sender can ask to open a dossier with us. If you are the recipient, please contact your sender.
My parcel has already been in transit for a few days. Should I worry?
Sometimes a parcel is in transit for longer than expected. If the status of your Track & Trace remains unchanged for several workdays (at least 5 workdays for shipments to a neighbouring country, at least 10 workdays for the United Kingdom and all other countries), contact our customer service via the online form at the bottom of this page. This is the quickest way to start an investigation. Only the sender can ask to open a dossier with bpost. If you are the recipient, please contact your sender.
When does bpost deliver my parcel to the addressee?
We deliver your parcel to the addressee the next workday in Belgium if you: place the parcel in the red mailbox before the last collection – make sure that your parcel can fit through the opening hand in the parcel during the opening hours of your Post Office, Post Point, Parcel Point or Parcel Box drop the parcel in a Parcel Locker before the last collection
How do I know when my parcel arrived at the addressee?
Follow your parcel with Track & Trace or the My bpost app. You'll need the barcode number or the reference of your parcel. Those details are on your shipping label or you received them via text message or e-mail; they are also on the shipping receipt or Post Office receipt. If you want extra assurance, choose the shipping solution with confirmation of receipt. In that case, the receiver must give his/her name, signature and the date upon receipt. In the event of a dispute, this document is legally valid
Track & Trace says that my parcel was delivered, but my addressee says he/she didn't get it. What should I do?
Ask the addressee if he/she looked in their letterbox or whether someone else has accepted the parcel. Ask the addressee whether the parcel was delivered to the neighbours or in a safe place, whether or not in accordance with his/her delivery preferences. If the addressee cannot find the parcel, please contact our customer service via the online form at the bottom of this page. This way you can immediately provide all the necessary information and documents to process your file. Only you, as a sender, can open a file for this purpose.
What happens if the addressee has moved house?
bpost delivers the parcel based on the stated address. If your addressee no longer lives there, we register that the address is not correct or that the addressee no longer lives there. bpost sends the parcel back to you. If you think that your parcel was wrongfully sent back to you, you can report this via the online form at the bottom of this page.
My addressee refused the bpost parcel. What should I do?
If the addressee refuses the parcel, the postman will bring it back to bpost and it will be sent back to you.
Can my parcel be delivered the same day?
Your parcel is delivered the next workday in Belgium if you: place the parcel in the red mailbox before the last collection – make sure that your parcel can fit through the opening hand in the parcel during the opening hours of your Post Office, Post Point, Parcel Point or Parcel Box drop the parcel in a Parcel Locker before 16:00 If you want faster delivery, you should use Euro-Sprinters, bpost's courier service.
Why do I have to enter the e-mail address of the addressee when making my mailing label online?
If you enter the e-mail address of the addressee, we can respect the delivery preferences that he/she entered in our tool. For a delivery to a Parcel Locker, we need the e-mail address to let the addressee know where and how he/she can pick up the parcel.
Can bpost open my parcel?
bpost has the right to open shipments: if they cannot be delivered to the addressee; and if the address of the sender is not on the parcel. If we still cannot deliver the shipment to the addressee's address after opening it, then the parcel can be destroyed as from a certain period after it was sent: after 6 months for registered mail and shipments with a guarantee after 3 months for other shipments After the aforementioned period has expired, valuables and valuable documents included in these shipments become property of the Belgian Treasury.
Can I edit the location or time of a delivery?
Once you have attached the shipping label to your parcel and placed it in one of bpost's Post Points, you can no longer edit the shipping details. Your addressee can edit his/her delivery preferences online or via the My bpost app (for all parcels or per parcel).