Held By Origin Location?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by ratjeev, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. ratjeev

    ratjeev New Member

    What does "Held By Origin Location" on tracking data mean? I shipped a package right after Xmas and 3 days later the status shows Held By Origin Location. The term doesn't exist on UPS.com tracking event description list which is found here: www.ups.com/content/us/en/tracking/tracking/description.html
  2. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    UPS has a facebook page that is monitored by people that will accurately answer your question.
  3. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    I think this should be your signature line.
  4. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    UPS is holding your package hostage.
  5. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    Ransom note on the way.
  6. JackStraw

    JackStraw Active Member

    The driver that does your area doesn't feel like delivering your package at the moment. Be patient.
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Is the package being sent internationally? The reason I ask is the most common cause for this exception code are issues with the customs paperwork.
  8. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Dave's not here, man.
  9. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    Best answer yet.Always include your phone # when shipping an international pkg.
  10. zeus2ez

    zeus2ez New Member

    I have received a notification and noticed numerous questions relating to the "held by origin location" definition. This is an official response from UPS and hopefully resolve the confusion:

    Customer Question-
    What does "held by origin location" mean?

    Thank you for your question. UPS shipments will generally receive at least three in-transit scans: Origin, Location, and Out for Delivery. This scan information shows that your package has traveled through Ohio on its way to the final destination. A shipment may also receive scans each time it arrives, and is sorted through intermediate locations. These scans capture a moment in time as the shipment travels to its ultimate destination. The last scan on a package in transit is not necessarily an indication of its current location. With the exception of the Delivery scan, each scan indicates that the package is in transit.

    If your package has not received a scan for more than 24 hours, it is traveling by trailer or train to the next sorting point and will not be scanned again until it reaches that point. Scan information is uploaded throughout the day, and delivery information will be available within 90 minutes of delivery. Our records indicate that your shipment is on-time and currently in-transit to its destination. The scheduled delivery date is Tuesday, December 17th, 2013, and you can expect delivery by the end of the day.

    Each shipment automatically receives one delivery attempt per day for three consecutive business days. Deliveries are generally made to residences between 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM local time. Please be aware that the shipment date, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays are not considered transit days. For the most up-to-date tracking information, please refer to the following link:


    If there are any other questions I can assist with, please feel free to let me know.


    Geneva M.
    UPS Social Media Team
  11. CaliforniaPaul

    CaliforniaPaul Active Member

    Your about a year late with your post!!!
  12. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver I like Money

  13. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    It finally got there