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July 24th, 2008

TrackThis is Swell

I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of the way package tracking works on the web. Oh sure, it’s great that I can go to UPS, FedEx, DHL, or the USPS and punch in a number and hopefully get results. But that’s too much work! This is something that should come to me.

Thankfully someone named Ryan MacMichael pointed me to TrackThis and my life has changed. It provides tracking updates for you via Twitter. That, in turn, allows you to track things via email if you so choose. It’s about the best medium for this task… RSS seemed like a close-but-not-cigar situation.

In addition this is something I’d consider paying a nominal fee to use… like $1/month or a quarter per use. It’s just that handy. Finally, tracking packages has become a lazy person’s game.

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Ryan July 24, 2008, 7:14 pm

TrackThis is great. Good thing Ryan recommended it to you.

I like this because it sends you a note any time the package changes status, so you’ll immediately know it’s out for delivery so you can great the UPS man at the door pantless saying, “Give me the package!”

It’s amazing to me that none of the major shippers offer this kind of service already. Even if they did, TrackThis makes it so easy and it works with all major shippers.

pb30 August 6, 2008, 5:55 pm

Thanks for the post about TrackThis.

There is a donate button on the website for those that feel inclined 🙂

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