I love web applications that can bring lots of data into one place. Usually I talk about bank account aggregation, but I have tried out a new site that helps you track packages from shipping companies including the US Post Office, FedEx, UPS, DHL, Canada Post, Australia Post, and many more.
Packagretrackr takes your shipping tracking numbers and will give you RSS or iCal updates in addition to a user friendly interface.
I have two incoming shipments from Amazon at the moment, and I thought I would give the site a test run. It works well and is much easier than any other package tracking site I have used in the past.
You can sign up for free in seconds using an OpenID (I used Google), and adding new shipping codes was quick and easy. You can also add a package nickname if you are tracking many shipments.
The site gives a great overview page with a status of outstanding shipments (above), and also provides full details and location history so you can watch your package make its way to its final destination. You can turn on e-mail notifications. The only desire unfulfilled by the site is a notification text message. (Update: I found a way to turn on SMS messaging)
If you are a developer, the site has an API that lets you take the data wherever you wish. One neat feature that I really like: you can forward your confirmation e-mails to the site and have the package automatically added to your account.
If you are like me and like to watch your stuff in transit, this is a must use service. I highly recommend it.
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