Shopping used to mean going to a store to buy whatever it is you wanted. These days, it is possible, and often preferable to go shopping without ever leaving the comfort of your home. A shopping spree no longer means hours spent in a shopping mall and tons of bags to carry to show for it. With the ease and convenience of delivery, shopping has evolved. But making orders online pure the integrity and safety of your purchases in the hands of strangers, no matter how professional they may be.
Fortunately, you do not have to be kept in the dark about the status of your package until it arrives at your door. Tracking your package is an avenue readily available to you. You can monitor your parcel at every step of the transport process. From the moment your order is confirmed to when it arrives at your door, parcel tracking gives you access to almost any courier service or online store. Read on to learn how you can take advantage of a package tracker for your parcel order.
Verify That The Online Store Or Delivery Service Provides Parcel Tracking
There are two aspects to consider when it comes to package delivery. The first one is the online store you purchase your order from. The second one is the courier service that will deliver your package. Sometimes both the online store and the delivery package may be the same company. All the mainstream online stores have dedicated delivery services and all offer package tracking for any order you make.
However, you may order from a store that uses a third-party delivery service to transport your package. Most of these stores will also allow you to track your package. However, it is still advisable to make the effort to verify if your package can be tracked. Every major online store and courier service provider has package tracking.
Tracking The Status Of Your Package
All you have to do is check your order details for the parcel tracking number. It will probably be a string of alphanumeric symbols. It could be as few as 8 or as many as 40 digits long.
On a package tracking website, you can input your tracking number into a tab that is labeled “Track My Package” or something similar. You will be given an update on the stage of the journey that your parcel is currently on.
How Tracking Works
The way parcel tracking works is by using the barcode on the label of your order. At any checkpoint of transit, your package is scanned before it moves on. That barcode scanner becomes your update of where your package is at any time. Sometimes, the updates can be sent to your email instantly to notify you of the progress.
Why Your Package May Be Slow
There are many circumstances that could cause a delay in your order. Especially if your order is coming in from another country, international courier travel is prone to interruptions and delays.
The shipment status will give you an estimate of how long it will take before your parcel gets to you. Sometimes circumstances such as poor weather, traffic congestion, or other transport situations may delay your order. With the ability to track your package, you will be made aware of any issues, and you can plan accordingly.
Courier services remove the stress of carrying lots of boxes for long distances when shopping, but digital tracking systems give you the ability to still have control. A tracking number and the right website will let you have a virtual eagle eye on a parcel.