Deliveries, an iPhone and iPad app, makes tracking packages simple, mobile and fun. Deliveries tracks packages shipped worldwide on dozens of carriers and shows you on a map exactly where your package is.
With Deliveries, you don’t have to wait for an email from the seller with the tracking information. If you order from a major retailer such as Amazon, Apple, or one that uses Google Checkout, Deliveries will get the tracking information directly from the retailer. You enter your order number into the app after you have completed your purchase, along with your account information, and Deliveries will take it from there.
If you order from a different retailer, you can still use Deliveries. You can enter your tracking number from over 30 international carriers and Deliveries will track the package. Carriers include FedEx, UPS, USPS, DHL, Royal Post, City Link, Posten, and many others. Check here to see which carriers are supported: Supported carriers.
After you enter your purchase information, you will see a map that shows where the package is (green pin) and where the package is headed (blue pin). The app also lets you know the target delivery date and gives you a countdown of the days until your package arrives.
Unfortunately, Deliveries doesn’t use Notifications features so you won’t get an alert when your package is delivered or your delivery date changes. You must open the app to get your tracking information.
If you sign up for a free account with the developer, June Cloud, you can sync delivery information between your devices.
In addition to being useful, the app is extremely accurate. When tracking packages Delivery is often quicker to update than the online websites of delivery companies. I have used this app for years, in the US and in the UK, and have consistently been impressed with the accuracy of the information.
Deliveries was especially handy for me when I was living in the UK. I had purchased an iPad on eBay for my husband as an anniversary present. The scoundrel seller had listed the item as being in Wales. When he sent me the tracking number after I purchased the iPad, I entered the information into my Deliveries app. My iPhone gave me the startling news that the iPad wasn’t in Wales but in Shanghai. I immediately filed a complaint with eBay and was given a full refund.
The app is available in the iTunes App Store for $4.99 and works on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch: Deliveries in the iTunes App Store. A free widget is also available for Mac computers running Mac OS X 10.5 or later: Deliveries Mac Widget.
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