Waiting on poshmark pending shipment scan updates can be very frustrating experience for both the buyer and the seller.

This guide will breakdown how to deal with pending USPS scans and delays and how best to handle them.

So let’s dive in!

What does pending shipment scan mean on Poshmark?

A pending shipment scan on Poshmark means that USPS has  not scanned the package in the database or the scan is not yet registered in the database.

For example, my USPS packages are either dropped off at the USPS drop box or my mailperson picks up my packages.

Whenever I drop off a package it may take a day or two before my package is updated in the system.  Lately, I notice that if my packages are picked up by the mail person sometimes later that night the tracking gets updated.

How long does it take USPS to scan a package Poshmark?

Prior to the pandemic normal time frame of which a Poshmark package would scan would be up to 48 hours.  If you are paying attention to the news, you know of the current USPS backlog so keep that in mind that time frames maybe extended. 

If your concern is a seller, that your package timelines for shipping will be affected my advice is to make sure you get your package off as soon as possible to account for any extra lead time from the USPS. 

Shipping time is based on drop off so that means you will have to ensure that a scan is completed.

Even prior to the pandemic there were times I would drop off packages in the AM before work and they would be scanned that day.  Then I could drop off the packages the next day and it would not show for 48 hours.  It appears it just depends on the workflow and how busy they are.

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What does it mean when it says tracking status pending?

When tracking status on Poshmark it means that USPS package has not been scanned in the system.  It doesn’t necessarily mean that USPS doesn’t have possesion of the package.

For example, a seller could have dropped the package off to USPS within an hour of the sale, but if USPS has not taken possession and scanned it the tracking status will still be pending.

What does awaiting shipment mean on Poshmark?

Awaiting shipment on Poshmark means that the seller has either not shipped the package or USPS does not have receipt or has not scanned the package into their database. Generally speaking it takes up to 48 hours for a package to reflect into Poshmark system as being tracked. If you experience scanning issues with Poshmark and you have waited 48 hours then you can submit a request via the app to check for status. Please note, there has been reported issues with USPS scans in the past.

What does it mean when it says shipment received package acceptance pending on Poshmark?

Whenever you see on Poshmark that a shipment acceptance is pending means that a buyer has not yet accepted the sale.

Poshmark gives a buyer three days to review the item they received to make sure that it the item they received is as described. 

Acceptance of an item on Poshmark occurs in one of two ways:

  1. The customer actually accepts the item and process
  2. If they receive the item and do not file a complaint withing three days of receipt than the item will automatically be deemed acceptable to the buyer and the funds will be released.

Overall I am happy with USPS and with any system there will be some issues but overall pending scans just typically mean that a system updated.

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