Package tracking

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  1. j3yq macrumors 6502

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    Hello,
    Im looking for an app that will fetch tracking information from my emails and add it to said app. Im not sure if something like this is even possible. I will be expecting a lots of fedex packages and just wanted something more automated when it comes to tracking incoming shipments.

    TIA
     
  2. Hrhnick macrumors member

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    My current solution uses the Deliveries.app https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/deliveries-a-package-tracker/id924726344?mt=12


    It won't automatically add the deliveries on its own, but it provides an email address that you forward emails to that will then automatically parse and add the tracking to the app.

    You could create a rule in Mail.app or in Gmail if you use it to automatically forward any email that contains the words "fedex" or "tracking" to the autoadd email address.


    Theres also apps for iOS that all sync with the mac version.
     
  3. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68030

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    I searched the App Store for "Fedex." #2 result is ParcelTrack - it looks exactly what you're looking for.

    Mom used to tell me, "Look it up!" I've found it's usually far more efficient to do that than to post on message boards, but your mileage may vary.

    If you sign up for FedEx Delivery Manager you can track your incoming shipments via the FedEx Mobile app (I'm pretty sure UPS offers something similar for the shipments they handle, too.)
     
  4. j3yq thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. spitf1r3 macrumors regular

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    Parcel has this feature. If you get their subscription, you can forward an e-mail with delivery information to the app, and it'll process it.
    Link to OS X app
    Link to iOS/watchOS app
     
  6. j3yq thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Its just in beta, I currently use this app and it does not fully support the email feature, currently only with a few merchants.
     
  7. j3yq thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This is exactly what I need,I was able to send an email with just a tracking number and the app pulled the number and added the info to the parcels section.
     
  8. spitf1r3 macrumors regular

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    Nevertheless it's starting to happen. All I can say, is that Parcel supports more couriers than Deliveries and Delivered!.
     
  9. boston04and07 macrumors 65816

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    I've been using Deliveries for years and I had no idea you could do that! I just searched through its settings and can't find how to set up the email forwarding method. Any ideas on how it's done?
     
  10. Weaselboy Moderator

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    It is explained here. It only works if you are using their "Junecloud" service for synching rather than iCloud to sync. I use Junecloud to sync anyway because I find it works better than the iCloud sync.
     
  11. boston04and07 macrumors 65816

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    Nice, I had no idea about this! Thanks so much for the info, I'll try it out.
     

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