Amazon delivery attempted: What should know

You made an order on Amazon, your order was shipped and after few days you saw order out for delivery on this very day.

You decided to stay at home and wait for your package to be delivered by the delivery personnel. Throughout that day, you didn’t see any delivery personnel and your item was not delivered.

Suddenly you saw a notification on your phone and it states delivery attempted.

This is very confusing because you have been at home all day and didn’t see anybody or a delivery personnel try to deliver your package. This bring us to the topic of the day, amazon delivery attempted.

What is it all about, why did I see delivery attempted but I was home all through the day and never stepped out, no delivery man came by.

First, I will start by explaining what the term delivery attempted mean in shipping.

What is delivery attempted

Delivery attempted is a situation whereby a delivery personnel or postal carrier tried to deliver a recipient’s package but was unable due to some number reasons like nobody to sign a signature or no response from the recipient house.

This is what delivery attempted means in shipping.

But it most cases which I have seen happened in many cases, the postal carrier or delivery personnel seem to abuse the term delivery attempted. This is applied to most of the delivery services including the popular DHL FedEx, UPS or the worst, USPS.

What is amazon delivery attempted?

Amazon delivery attempted is a situation whereby a delivery personnel couldn’t deliver a package due to some major factors like no one to sign a signature or nor response from the recipient.

amazon delivery attempted

This is what amazon delivery attempted.

In most cases, this is nothing but amazon delivery attempted lie.

I mean to say a very big lie from Amazon logistics or probably other delivery services like the UPS, FedEx, or the USPS.

You will stay at home all through the whole day waiting for your package to be delivered to you, but no delivery personnel came to deliver the package, and instead what you will see is delivery attempted.

Now let me further explain why this is happening and why it is very common to see especially if used the usps for your delivery service.

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Hidden reason for amazon delivery attempted

The delivery personnel is very lazy, nonchalant, or too much workload to deliver an item, and as the rules goes by a delivery personnel must deliver or attempt to deliver a package in order to be paid, the delivery personnel will instead scan the item attempted delivery. 

In the real sense, the delivery personnel never came to the recipient house or drop off location or try to deliver the package.

The rule on delivering Amazon packages is that an item that is out for delivery must be scanned delivered or delivery attempted in order for the delivery service to receive a pay for the service.

A delivery personnel returning a package back to the facility or to the shipper will create a bad impression and rating on it’s delivery service, and might not be fully paid, so as to avoid from being blamed for not delivering a package, they come up with a lie and which is delivery attempted.

This is one of the major reasons you’re seeing amazon delivery attempted while in the real sense there was no attempted delivery.

You can call it amazon delivery attempted lie because the delivery personnel lied about the delivery. In some cases you will see delivery attempted no access to delivery location.

In most cases they are lies.

Irrespective of the fact that most of the delivery attempted are lies, there are genuine attempted delivery on Amazon logistics, FedEx, UPS or even the USPS.

Genuine reasons for amazon delivery attempted

They reasons include the followings;

1. No person to sign a signature

This is one of the major reasons amazon delivery attempted from a genuine delivery personnel. The package came with an instruction that it requires a signature from the recipient.

If the delivery personnel or the postal carrier goes to deliver the package and sees no one to sign for the package, the delivery personnel will return the package. At the end of the end of the day, it will be deemed as amazon delivery attempted.

In some rare cases whereby the delivery personnel is very nice and friendly, he or she will try for the second time or even the third to see if there’s a person to sign for the package.

However, it is quite rare to see because if they came over to your house to make the delivery and sees no one, off the go and you will see them again until the next day.

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2. There was no access to your house

Another genuine reason though most times they came up with this lie of no access to the recipient location or house.

This is to say that the delivery services couldn’t enter your house or your location to deliver your item or package, this can be caused by road blockage, no mailbox found, you have a crazy dog, your flat is difficult to find or go through etc.

In this situation the recipient may be asked to the local post office or the delivery service facility to go pickup it’s package.

These are the two major reasons for such amazon delivery attempted.

How many times will Amazon attempt delivery?

It usually once in a day from my observation Amazon logistics or any other delivery services will try to attempt a delivery.

what to do when amazon says delivery attempted

The rule is a delivery personnel should go at least twice in a day to make a delivery if the the first attempt was successful. But the truth is, they go only once and at the end of the day, they send the package back to the facility or to the shipper.

What to do when amazon says delivery attempted

All you need to do is to bring out your mobile phone and call Amazon or any other logistics or delivery service you used to for your package.

Notify them about the amazon delivery attempted notice you received and reschedule a delivery the next day or any day best convenient to you.

You have a case to make if you have been at home all day long and you saw delivery attempted notice on your phone. Immediately call Amazon logistics or yourpostal carrier and notify them about the situation and whereas, you have been at home throughout the day.

In some cases you will have your package get delivered to you that same day by the same delivery personnel who skipped your house or didn’t bother to deliver the item.

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How to re-attempt delivery on Amazon?

It’s so simple, to re-attempt delivery on Amazon, kindly contact Amazon and request the deliver your package the next day or schedule a delivery date with them.

Does Amazon attempt delivery twice a day?

Amazon do attempt delivery for a second time but it is very rare to see as it is mostly a single delivery attempted per a day.

Whereas, most of the amazon delivery attempted are lies and false notice because there was never an attempted delivery.

For the fact an out for delivery package must be scanned with either delivered or delivery attempted, the delivery personnel tends to come up with amazon order delivery attempted.


Seeing amazon delivery attempted on your tracking information can be annoying and very annoying and frustrating if you stayed at home waiting for package to arrive but it never did, I recommend you to swiftly contact Amazon immediately you see delivery attempted.

You can request for a second delivery the next day though in most occasion the delivery personnel will try to deliver the package the next day unless the person is thief.

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