As an Amazon customer, you may already have a general idea about what it means to have your package shipped, but even if it seems like a very simple question, some details can slip through the cracks of common knowledge.
If you want to be well informed and prepared for any problematic situation you might find yourself in, then this article is for you.
Let’s find out what exactly does “shipped” really means on Amazon and a few other tips and details that may prove useful for you in the future.
What Does Shipped Mean on Amazon?
For most online retailers, including Amazon, a ‘shipped’ order means that the package has been sent to a truck which will then go to the distribution center.
So if you want to know, if you track your order to see that it has been shipped, it will probably be on its way to the distribution center, once it arrives it’ll be out for delivery.
While it’s a simple question, it can lead to more questions that will make you more prepared as a customer, so keep reading and you might learn something new and useful!
What Is The Difference Between Shipped and Out for Delivery?
Shipped means that the package has been labeled and it’s either in the warehouse ready to be sent to the delivery company or already in their hands.
Out for delivery means that there is only one step left, which is for the driver to take the package from the distribution center to your house.
It’s good to know the difference so you’ll know what to do if anything goes wrong at any point of the delivery, just keep track of your order and be patient.
If My Order Has Been Shipped, When Will it Arrive?
If you track your order you’ll see when you’re supposed to receive your package. And if you are wondering about the time, deliveries are made from 6 am to 10 pm.
How to Track Down Your Package?
This is a very important thing to keep in mind, not just to keep your mind at ease but also to be informed about your package’s location.
Follow these steps to keep track of your order:
- First, you have to go to your Order History and find the latest information on your package’s location, that way you’ll see if the package has been delivered or not, and also check the address while you are at it
- If your order has been delivered, check around your apartment, house, and ask your neighbors since it might have been delivered to a safe place while you weren’t home.
- If you can’t find it anywhere, the best thing to do is to contact the carrier that was in charge of your package to see if you can find out anything else.
If you already tried all of these solutions and you still don’t have your package then you should contact support and solve the issue directly. They will be able to solve your problem even if the product was purchased from a third-party seller, so while it can be a very unpleasant experience, Amazon’s policy will give you enough tools as their customer to solve this faster than you think.
What If Your Amazon Package Is Delivered To The Wrong House?
While it doesn’t happen very often, sometimes your package might get delivered to the wrong house, but don’t worry, Amazon’s policy will always benefit the customer in this case.
If you find yourself in this situation you only need to contact support and let them know about your situation, after that they will either find the package or help you get the same item in case it’s still available, if it’s not then you’ll be able to get a refund.
If you are among those few people that receive a package that isn’t yours, then you can help the person who ordered it by calling Amazon and notifying them or just notifying the person who delivered it to you, that way everything will be solved a bit faster.
Can I Get Free Shipping on Amazon?
Yes, if you get a Prime membership which costs $119 per year, you’ll be able to get your packages shipped free of charge, so if you are a recurring Amazon customer, it may be a good idea to consider.
If there was no shipping then Amazon wouldn’t be a thing, the beauty of being an Amazon customer, as well as other online retailers is how quick and easy it is to just find something you like, purchase it and have it delivered right at your doorstep.
Amazon shipping is just that, once you’ve made your purchase, the package will then be delivered to you (for free if you are a Prime member) and that’s it!