Is this scenario familiar to you? You spend hours looking for the ideal present, finding a good value, and placing your purchase. And while you wait for your parcel, you find yourself repeating the same steps: scanning your inbox for the confirmation email, locating the tracking number, and clicking a series of websites to check the status of your delivery.
With the holiday season quickly approaching, your email will be inundated with additional purchase and shipment confirmations, tracking numbers, and even the rare delay message. As a result, Gmail is offering new tools this year to help you save time and keep track of all your shipments.
Gmail will offer a clear, useful view of your shipment tracking and delivery information directly in your inbox in the coming weeks. For purchases with tracking numbers, Gmail will prominently display your current delivery status in your inbox list view as well as in a summary card at the top of individual emails.
New Gmail easily controls your packages
Package tracking will be accessible from the majority of major U.S. shipping carriers and will offer key information at a glance, such as projected arrival date and status — such as “Label created,” “Arriving tomorrow,” or “Delivered today.”
You may sign up for package tracking information directly from your inbox or in your Gmail settings. Gmail will then utilise your tracking numbers to look for order updates and display these in your inbox. You may unsubscribe at any moment by going to your Gmail settings.
We understand how it feels to be expecting a parcel just to find out that it has been delayed. Gmail will help to reduce some of that surprise in the coming months. It will display a delay label and move the email to the front of your inbox so you don’t miss a beat (or a package).
During the holidays, there is a lot to remember. However, with these new capabilities and more to come in Gmail, we want to knock at least one of those tasks off your list – so you can spend Spend less time at the door and more time with your loved ones.