Amazon does sometimes intentionally delay shipping in a couple of ways and for a wide variety of reasons. They might intentionally schedule some shipments to be slow in order to make the whole system more efficient and to incentivize Prime membership. They might delay a package en route to save money on priority boxes.
If your Amazon package arrives open and items are missing and/or damaged, then you should contact Amazon. They might not resolve the issue directly, but they will redirect you to the carrier and/or the police as needed. Ultimately, the resolution varies case by case, but there are actions you can take.
As the phrase suggests, this means that the package went through the formal customs process for the country in question and was allowed access. The package is free to continue the journey that ultimately brings it into your possession. Still, this is only one step in the journey, and things can get complicated.
This message is telling you that Amazon received your order, confirmed payment, and is now picking and packaging the item (or items). In many cases, there can be days (or more) between the time you place an order and this message appears. The main reason for the message is to let you know that shipment is underway.
In general, it is perfectly fine to reuse Amazon Prime envelopes for additional shipments, and they will often perform quite well at the job. In order to do it, you will need to remove any previous shipping information to avoid confusion with the new shipment. You should also ensure that the old envelope is undamaged.
It means that the package is in transit, usually to its final destination. The carrier facility is the last hub that will receive your package before it is delivered directly to your address. That said, a package might go through more than one carrier facility before it goes out for final delivery to your doorstep.
This message means that the package is at a local distribution facility which is usually the last stop before the package is delivered directly to you. Carrier facilities are small distribution centers that are as common as local post offices. Once the package leaves this facility, you should receive it that day.
Many states have laws that prevent e-commerce stores from charging for a purchase until it’s shipped. 5 other reasons are: item was purchased with an Amazon gift card, purchase was canceled by the seller, item was purchased on another card, cost of the item is much less, and purchase was flagged as suspicious.