I’ve been using TrackMyShipments.com for some time to keep track of all the packages that arrive from Ebay, Amazon, etc. It was a handy tool to show you the status of shipments for USPS, UPS, FedEx and DHL in one place.
After creating an account with TrackMyShipments.com, it went something like this:
- Buy something
- Get a shipment notification
- Forward that notification to Track@TrackMyShipments.com
I found out the hard way today that TrackMyShipments.com has ceased operations. A notice on their site said they could not discover a business model that produced enough profit to allow them to expand they way they wanted to, or something like that. It’s a shame as I don’t recall any advertising or freemium options on their site.
A few notes on TrackThePack.com:
- The interface at TrackThePack.com is much better than I was used to at TrackMyShipments.com
- The e-mail parser at TrackThePack.com is MUCH more aggressive than I am used to. It created 6 shipments out of one notification that I forwarded to it today.
- I wish that the TrackThePack.com e-mail parser would take the Subject Line and assign it as the Note/Description of the shipment. That would be handy.
If you find yourself tracking a bunch of packages, give TrackThePack.com a shot.
* Due to the wealth of information at Lifehacker.com, I can’t find the exact article that pointed me to TrackThePack.com, so I give you this link instead.