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 for the keyword « Parcel still on its way »
My parcel seems to be stuck somewhere. It has not moved for a while on Track & Trace.
If your parcel was not delivered, check the status of your shipment via Track & Trace or the My bpost app first. If the status of your parcel has not changed for a while (at least 5 workdays for shipments to a neighbouring country, at least 10 workdays for the United Kingdom and all other countries), ask the sender to contact our customer service. Only the sender of your parcel can submit a complaint. If you are the sender, please contact our customer service. It is best to do this via the online form at the bottom of this page. This way, you can immediately provide us with all the necessary information to start an investigation quickly.
How can I submit a complaint if my parcel is lost or damaged?
Contact the sender to discuss the best solution for your order. Most senders have permanent agreements with bpost regarding lost and damaged parcels. Only the sender can submit a complaint about this because they paid bpost for the shipment. If you are the sender, 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. In case of damage, your complaint must be submitted within 7 calendar days.
Why should I contact the sender if my parcel has not been delivered?
Most senders have fixed agreements with bpost for lost parcels. Only the sender can file a complaint for a lost parcel because the sender pays bpost for the shipment. He needs to meet certain deadlines for this, but in the meantime he can decide, in consultation with you, to send the parcel again or to refund you. Your parcel has already been delivered on our Track & Trace, but you haven't received it? Then check the following possibilities before contacting the sender:
  • Ask if someone else (your neighbour or co-inhabitant) has received your parcel.
  • The postman may have placed it into the letterbox if it is a small parcel.
  • Your parcel may have been delivered according to your delivery preferences (immediately at a Pick-up point, at your safe place, to your neighbour).
  • Make sure that you have not received an attempted delivery notice from the postman in your letterbox. This will tell you where your parcel is.
It is possible that the sender asks you to confirm that you did not receive the parcel by e-mail or signed document when the parcel was sent with guarantee.
My parcel has been in transit for longer than expected. What should I do?
If the status of your parcel does not change for several workdays, something probably went wrong. Please be aware that unforeseen circumstances may cause the delivery of your parcel to be delayed. Please contact the sender in the following cases:
  • If the status of your parcel sent within Belgium has not changed for several consecutive workdays.
  • If the status of your parcel to or from a neighbouring country has not changed for at least 5 workdays.
  • If your parcel to or from another country has not changed for at least 10 workdays.
Why do I have to contact the sender? Only the sender of your parcel can submit a complaint about a parcel that is not delivered. The sender will look for a solution together with bpost. If you are the sender, 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.
My parcel is still in preparation at the sender's address. What does this mean and what can I do?
This means that the sender has indicated that he/she wants to send your parcel with bpost. Your parcel is still at the sender's address. If this remains unchanged for a while, you should contact the sender for more details.
How do I file a complaint if my package is damaged or lost, or hasn’t been delivered?
I am the recipient If you are the recipient of the package, you cannot submit a complaint yourself. Fortunately, most senders have set up fixed arrangements with bpost in case their parcels get lost or damaged. Please get in touch with the sender for the best solution for your order (e.g. have your order reshipped or receive a refund). If you have received a damaged package, please contact the sender within 7 days and provide him with photos of the damaged packaging and/or contents. I am the sender If you are the sender of the parcel, it is best to 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. In case of damage, your complaint must be submitted to us within 7 calendar days.
My parcel is lost. What do I do now?
We recommend that you contact the sender if:
  • The status of your your parcel 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).
  • Track & Trace mentions the status ‘delivered’ but you cannot find the parcel anywhere.
The sender can work with you to see what the best solution is for your order. Most senders have permanent agreements with bpost regarding lost parcels. Only the sender can submit a complaint regarding a lost parcel because the sender pays bpost for the shipment. If you are the sender, please contact our customer service. It is best to do this via the online form at the bottom of this page. This way, you can immediately provide us with all the necessary information to start an investigation.
How can I follow my parcel online and how do I know when it arrives at the sender's address?
  You can follow the status of your parcel with Track & Trace and the My bpost app using your parcel's barcode number. You can also see when your parcel arrives at the sender's address. Take into account that the sender might not process your parcel immediately. You may only receive confirmation of receipt of your returned parcel after a few days.