Major shipping companies offer tools for your PDA or smartphone that can help you keep track of packages, find a drop off location or calculate shipping rates.
Simply enter the DHL We site at www.dhl.com and enter your package’s tracking number in the Track It box. Click Track and then on the next screen, click “Get Notified.” You’ll be prompted to enter your mobile number (or email address) and when you want to be notified.
Not only that, FedEx allows you to create shipping label, check rates, and find the nearest FedEx Kinko’s from your mobile device as well.
Tracking on the Web is a great tool for watching delivery, but taking that ability onto the handheld means you’re no longer stuck at your desk on the day you’re expecting a package. A text message or a quick refresh will let you know when the truck is approaching so you can scoot back if you’ve ducked out for a mid-day pick-me-up.
This article was first published on PDAStreet.com.