Nowadays, there are several ways to track your packages that have been shipped through us. And it doesn’t matter if it is a package from Amazon, eBay, Walmart, or other online stores. On this page, we’ll show you a few ways to track your packages, and we’ll also recommend a few useful sites and mobile apps. Basically, there are 4 ways to track packages:
1. Track your Package in Planet Express Administration
If you ship a package through us, you can track it directly in our administration or on the Planet Mail package tracking page. Sign in to your account and go to the SENT PACKAGES tab. Find the package you want to track and click TRACK PACKAGE.
You’ll see basic package information (tracking number, last activity date, a country where the package was sent to, etc.). On the right, you will see the movement of the package.
2. Track the Package on the Carrier Website (DHL, FedEx, USPS…)
If you don’t like tracking in our system, you can use the web applications of individual carriers. We currently offer delivery methods from DHL, FedEx, USPS, Aramex, and Planet Mail. Tracking packages directly on the carrier’s website have several benefits. You get “firsthand” information, that is, they are not processed by the 3rd party.
Additionally, someone can appreciate the graphics interface of the carrier’s application. The disadvantage is, of course, that for example, FedEx packages cannot be tracked with the DHL interface and vice versa. You can access the tracking pages by clicking on the images below:
3. Universal Solution – Package Tracking Aggregators
If you are not sure with which carrier the package was sent or you simply don’t remember it, there are websites that aggregate the tracking numbers of hundreds of carriers from around the world. Just enter a tracking number (or several numbers at a time), and the tool itself recognizes which carrier the shipment belongs to. Even these sophisticated tools, however, have their own limits. Some carriers use similar tracking formats, and sometimes you have to select the carrier by your self.
We can recommend the following websites:
Most of the above-mentioned sites offer the option of opening an account where you can set up multiple packages. This means you don’t have to re-enter your tracking numbers over and over again. Just sign in and you will get an overview of your packages. Brilliant, right?
4. Package Tracking Apps for iOS and Android
Popular, and perhaps even better than website aggregation tools are mobile apps. Those on our list are all free. They offer several useful functions. They can send you notifications when the package changes location so you can keep your information with you. Most applications offer the following features:
Automated recognition of the carrier
Package delivery estimation
And more functions
If none of the above-mentioned applications suit you, we add a third alternative – ParclTrack, again available for both iOS and Android.
We believe you will find the way for package tracking that suits you best. If you have any questions about the package tracking or you want to share your own tips with us, please contact us.