What Does Out For Delivery Mean?

What Does Out For Delivery Mean?

Let’s suppose you ordered a good-looking bag online and are wondering when you will receive it. You keep checking the website and after a few hours or days, you get a message that your product is “Out For Delivery”. Now, the question strikes: What is Out For Delivery?

Most of us ought to think “Out of Delivery” means the product is in the vehicle on the way to our homes, but actually that is not what it means. “Out For Delivery” in fact means that our product has left the original factory or warehouse from where you ordered. So don’t be bewildered by the thought that the product is already getting to your house.

This means you will get your product the day you get the “Out for delivery” message or the next day. “Out For Delivery” is basically one of the last steps of reaching your product into your hands. So, when you get the “Out For Delivery” message you can be excited to receive your product very soon. 

Basically “Out for delivery” is a term mostly used in online shopping. It generally means that the carrier has left with your package from the last facility. If you are planning on COD(cash on delivery), then you should be ready to pay your bill. Generally, your product arrives in a day or two, after the “Out For Delivery” notification. 

Well, there are tons of questions revolving around what out for delivery means and why is it taking so long to come? or more questions. Well, this article will focus on answering all your questions related to delivery.

How does the delivery process work?

There are a number of procedures that a product has to go through when it is going to be sent to its receiver. The delivery process of a product can be a lengthy procedure and if done carelessly the product might get lost or never sent to its recipient. Normally, a delivery process has the following steps (which may vary):

  1. Information Received
  2. Picked Up
  3. In Transit
  4. Out for Delivery
  5. Delivered
  1. Information Received: Information received means the carrier has gotten your request. When you check out your cart after pressing buy on a product, that is when the Information Received is checked. The carrier then gets the notification of carrying your product to your mailing address.
  2. Picked Up: Well this is the second status of your product shipment. Well, you can understand by its words, Picked Up means the carrier has picked up the goods from the shipping point. It is at the first facility of the carrier’s logistics. The package is then received, weighed, and packed.  After this status is affirmative, the next status of the package is checked to In Transit.
  3. In Transit: In Transit basically means that your package is traveling between the first and last facility of the carrier’s logistics. The package is shipped from its original factory or warehouse to the last facility where the carrier takes it out for delivery.
  4. Out For Delivery: Well this is the last step where the product stays within the carrier’s facility before reaching your hands. Once a product is ticked out for delivery, the product is ready to be shipped.

    What happens in this step is that the packages with the status “In Transit” are kept inside a bin. The delivery van arrives at the delivery post office, they scan the barcode on the packages. Once a package is scanned, the package is ready to be marked as “Out for delivery”. The packages marked “Out For Delivery” are then loaded in the van. After that, the carrier leaves with them to deliver at their respective mailing address.
  5. Delivered: This is the last step in the delivery process. After your product reaches the address you provided on the website. It also indicates that the recipient has received the package.

After you buy a product online, you can keep track of the product or know where your product is. Well, this of course depends on the merchant, whether or not they allow tracking of products. Again, many online websites allow tracking of the product purchased. You can see the location of the product and also the delivery man after the product is marked “Out For Delivery”. 

After you see the “Out For Delivery” notification on your mobile or PC, there are a ton of questions that your curious mind asks. So we have tried to answer some of the FAQs.

Frequently Asked Questions

After you see the “Out For Delivery” notification on your mobile or PC, there are a ton of questions that your curious mind asks. So we have tried to answer some of the FAQs.

Samuel Smith

Samuel Smith is a curious person with tremendous experience. He enjoys sharing his story with everyone and is always ready for new opportunities.

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