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    • greenoo000
    • By greenoo000 1st Nov 12, 1:18 PM
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    What does Held mean on Royal mail track and trace
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    What does Held mean on Royal mail track and trace 1st Nov 12 at 1:18 PM
    Hi, I recently sent an ebay parcel from the postoffice. It was recorded, so I checked the track and trace, (because it hasn't got there), it says Held, does anyone know what this means?
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    Have you sent it abroad?

    I understood this to mean that it was held at customs.
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    No Uk to UK
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    What service did you use? I have this on PF parcels which have been taken to the local PO for delivery/collection later.
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    • By greenoo000 1st Nov 12, 1:53 PM
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    Royal Mail 48hr service
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    Royal Mail 48hr service
    Originally posted by greenoo000
    Do you mean Royal Mail Tracked?

    I don't know of a 48hr service unless it's Parcelforce.
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    • By greenoo000 1st Nov 12, 1:59 PM
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    must be parcel force then POP says express 48
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    must be parcel force then POP says express 48
    Originally posted by greenoo000
    track it on the PF site
    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 1st Nov 12, 2:01 PM
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    Yes, its PF then.

    I don't know if they have a glossary of their terms. But when I have been expecting parcels from PF, if it goes to 'held' for me it means it's at my local post office. Could it be that your buyer wasn't home and the parcel has been left at the nearest PO or taken back for redelivery? Perhaps give them a ring.
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    • By greenoo000 1st Nov 12, 2:03 PM
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    Hi, just tried the Parcel force track website, instead of Royal Mail Track and Trace. This one says that Held means that delivery has been attempted, and it is being held at post office for collection.
    Thankyou for your help, I was just looking at the wrong website.
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