Shipping managers are people too. That’s right, they also make mistakes. UPS recently published a Compass article listing the top 5 mistakes that shipping managers can make. The list included:
Mistake No. 1: Selecting the wrong service.
Mistake No. 2: Needless address corrections.
Mistake No. 3: Improper packaging.
Mistake No. 4: Not making use of support resources.
Mistake No. 5. Failing to get UPS help with international services.
According to UPS, shipping should be as simple and seamless as possible. If that’s the case, the list seems to be missing another mistake – Mistake No. 6: Not using NRGship to manage your shipping. This would also solve mistake number 2, since NRGship has integrated address validation.
Be sure to check out the full article if you’re making any of these mistakes. They offer up some great tips for you!
One of the more basic apps, TrackMyShipments+ will track your shipments by forwarding all of your ‘We Have Shipped Your Order’ emails to firstname.lastname@example.org. The app works with all the major shipping companies and keeps you up to date via email on each shipment’s status, location and any delays.
The more complex Delivery Status touch will help you track packages from UPS, FedEx, USPS, DHL, TNT, and many more. You can track orders from Amazon, Apple, and others before they even ship. You can also see your package’s location in Google Maps.
By far the most inclusive app, Overnight comes complete with express package tracking, shipping and pricing tools. The app offers many great features including: Complete tracking details with one-tap updates and mapping. The ability to find the nearest US drop off location or business service center. Price quotes for all US services for all four carriers and the ability to find out what US ZIP code you are in when on the road.
Package Tracker $0.99
The most unique app, Package Tracker allows you to track as many different packages you want from every major carrier: UPS, FedEx, USPS, and DHL. It also allows you to custom label your packages, so you’re not just looking at a tracking number, but a label that you create to describe what’s in the box.
Track UPS, FedEx, USPS, DHL, custom Label your packages, track multiple packages, add, edit, and delete your packages at any time, scrollable history of every major scan your package gets, and up to the second details on what route a package is on.
UPS Mobile Free
One of our personal favorites, UPS Mobile is designed to let you easily manage your shipments on the go. Track and nickname shipments, create shipping labels, find UPS service locations and estimate shipping costs and delivery time.
Do you have a favorite tracking app for your iPhone? Let us know!
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