Track Packages in Transit With Twitter

The holidays are just around the corner and soon the malls will be packed with eager shoppers and hopefully a lot of deals. Unfortunately, during this time of year, parking gets rough at the malls and the lines are ridiculous. If you’re not a big fan of the long lines like me, you’ll most likely be shopping online and taking advantage of free shipping from multiple online retailers.

For online shoppers, you can take advantage of TrackThis to receive updates on the location of your package(s) via Twitter, SMS, or email. In the event that your orders are being delivered by multiple delivery services, you can still count on TrackThis to have you covered—TrackThis supports tracking codes for DHL, UPS, USPS, and FedEx.

To start tracking your packages on Twitter follow these simple steps:

1. Go to and click on the follow button. TrackThis will follow you automatically which will enable you to send direct messages.

2. Send a direct message to TrackThis with your package’s tracking code (must be a tracking code from FedEx/UPS/USPS/DHL) first then a short description or title of your package.

For example: 123456789987 Flip Ultra Video

3. Finally, an update on your package will be sent to you as a direct message within twenty minutes. Afterwards, you’ll continue to receive updates each time the location of your package changes.

Now wasn’t that easy?

What holiday shopping tips do you have?

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  • Chandler Bluesoul November 18, 2008 at 1:26 am

    I ran across your blog and must admit it rocks! I can’t wait to see your newest post! You seem to full of some very bright ideas!

  • Stephanie Gulley November 21, 2008 at 5:44 am

    @Chandler, thanks for stopping by! I’m glad you found my posts interesting. I’m hoping to get some time this weekend for anther update. Hope all is well with you!


  • susan December 11, 2008 at 2:50 am

    What a good find!

  • Dallas December 11, 2008 at 8:09 am

    Just ran across your blog via Good Girl Gone Blog. Thanks for this post; what a creative and convenient idea!

  • eBusiness Card March 9, 2009 at 9:08 am

    Very cool. I am wondering though, how does this make it easier than just clicking on the tracking number and going straight to FedEx’s (or who ever’s site) and just checking the information there? Am I missing something?

    eBusiness Card

    • Stephanie Gulley March 9, 2009 at 9:41 am

      Typically if you wanted a status update on your package, you would have to click the tracking number of your order in order to see the status. The advantage of using TrackThis is that updates will automatically be sent to you via Twitter, SMS, or an email each time the location of your package is updated That means, you don’t have to dig through your email to find the tracking number, log onto the FedEx or UPS, type in the tracking code, etc. It’s one less step. 🙂

  • eBusiness Card March 9, 2009 at 11:42 am

    Got it! Thanks.

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