Package tracking software for eBay sellers – Trackchecker Review

By Tony Lam

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A fast and handy package tracking is important for today’s eBay sellers. As most eBay sellers expand their customer base from domestic to international. More and more inquiries about tracking activities of international shipping will be handled. Trackchecker is a FREE all-in-one package tracking software that can help ebay sellers to keep track  of multiple items shipped by different couriers such as USPS, UPS, FedEx, DHL etc.  Better  from other online package trackers, Trackchecker also have Andriod and iphone version for users to scan barcode tracking number and  keep update tracking activities handy.

Trackchecker

I’m going to test run this package tracker by fitting some tracking numbers of past and current transactions into the window desktop version and use iphone apps to scan a tracking number and monitor its tracking activities.

Key features of Trackchecker:

  1. Monitoring the status of any number of tracks to more than 220 postal and courier services all over the world
  2. User can create Track groups in any configuration, which they help the user not to get lost in their premises
  3. Ability to add and configure almost any of mail tracking service via the user interface
  4. Many options allow customizing the program for themselves: The checking period, auto start, notifications, appearance of the list of tracks (colorized track highlighting, font of the tracks tree, etc.), connection setup, and many other options
  5. Program can run in portable mode (Store all program data near the executable)
  6. Automatic checking for program updates and automatically updates the extra info of services
  7. Filtering, a quick search, sorting and other features of tracks tree
  8. Multi-language user interface

And many more….

Test 1 : Tracking domestic and international packages shipped by UPS, USPS, FedEx.

Collect package tracking numbers from current or past transactions and put them in a column in a  spreadsheet and save it as  .csv file

Import all the tracking numbers and check shipping details at the same time

Shipping company Shipping type Tracking Ship date Destination
USPS Priority mail Int. CF100822667US 8/11/12 Western Australia,Australia
USPS First Class Mail LK003217911US 8/2/12 New South Wales, Australia
USPS First Class Mail LK002663841US 7/28/12 Queensland, Australia
USPS Priority Mail Int. LK000192376US 7/2/12 South Australia, Australia
USPS Priority Mail int. LJ638795960US 4/24/12 Queensland, Australia
USPS First Class Mail LK003907409US 8/8/12 AB, Canada
USPS Priority Mail Int. CF000240332US 7/13/12 ON, Canada
USPS Priority Mail Int. CQ688739577US 3/27/12 NT, Canada
USPS Priority Mail Int. CF000489703US 7/26/12 Moscau, Russian Federation
USPS Priority Mail Int. LJ640491998US 4/13/12 Moscow, RussianFederation
FedEx FedEx home delivery 427253015000050 8/6/12 US
FedEx FedEx home delivery 427253015000043 7/20/12 US
UPS Ground 1Z87R538P293013429 8/13/12 US
UPS Ground 1Z87R538P294143386 8/8/12 US

 

Test 2 : Input tracking by scanning barcode using iphone

Scan the barcode of shipping labels into the Trackchecker iphone apps, and track shipping updates from time to time.

Trackchecker iphone apps

 

Review result or observations :

  1. USPS First class international Mail does not track package after it left U.S. Therefore, Trackchecker does not show delivery date for those transactions.
  2. In the desktop version, Tracktracker incorrectly considers tracking number of FedEx as of ontrac.com. To get the proper tracking activities, I need to manually select FedEx as the correct courier.
  3. Trackcheck iphone apps is still in the early stage and it has some minor bugs to be fixed ( For example, when nothing enter into the Event’s description, hit “save” will pop up a message of “Unhandled exception”) . I have feedback to the software developer for improvement.

 

Recommendations to eBay sellers

  1. Smart phone apps  will be a handy package tracker to track package and respond to buyer’s questions regarding to the package tracking activities while desktop computer is not available.
  2. Making use of  import/export function of Trackchecker, you can easily find out all the delivery dates of past transactions for different couriers to different locations. The data will give a realistic estimation of the delivery times required for future buyers.

 

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Do you make a lot of shopping on-line? Are You active buyer or seller on e-bay, Amazon ��?etc ? Therefore you always need to keep track of many parcels? Isn’t it ?? It’s surely quite hectic to log on to different sites(such as DHL, DTDC, FedEx.. so on) to track your mails or parcels.

Other online package trackers :

http://www.packtrack.com/

http://www.trackandtrace.com/

http://www.packagemapping.com/

 

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