FEDEX tracking by number is the most common way in which people can track and locate their parcels (packages) from anywhere in the world (if being shipped through the FEDEX courier service). This method is as easy as eating a piece of cake. The two things you’ll need to do this is a device connected to the internet and the tracking number associated to your parcel (package).
What Is A Tracking Number?
A tracking number is a string of digits through which you can track and locate your parcel (package) and know when it’s going to be delivered. Other courier services, such as USPS, UPS, DHL and the likes also use tracking number. Worth knowing, FEDEX was the first courier service to introduce this concept of technology in the courier industry (more than 40 years ago).
The system was launched in 1970s. It was created to enhance efficiencies. It was a success, it worked so tremendously that in 1979, it was offered to customers as ‘Customers, Operations and Services Master Online System’ (COSMOS). The system went online with the early prototypes of handheld computers that scanned package barcodes with wands. FEDEX was aware of the importance of all of its data. Just like its founder, Fred Smith would say, “The information about the package is as important as the package itself.
How FEDEX Tracking By Number Works
Every parcel that goes through the FEDEX system is given a number. That number associated with the parcel is the tracking number of that parcel (package). Now, to track your device using that number, you’ll need to use the FEDEX tracking tool or other third party tracking applications. I will go into details about all these later in this article. You’ll enter your tracking number and click the “Track” button. It will take some seconds to process, after which you will be shown the recent status of your shipment – the current position and the estimated time of arrival (depending on the tool). Some tools support real time experience – you’ll see your shipment moving on the map.
Why Track Your Package?
This is a big deal because knowing where your package is will give you a rest of mind and also, you will be able to plan ahead as you anticipate its arrival. Also, if anything happen to your shipment, you’ll have a proof that your parcel (package) was moved at a particular time to a particular place…
To make the best out of the tracking tools, you need to create an account with any of them – creating an account will give you the privilege to utilize the complete features supported by that tracking too. Features such as – email or auto notification (as the status of your shipment changes, you’ll be notified) will be at your disposal.
FEDEX Tracking By Number – How To Get Your Tracking Number
Getting your FEDEX tracking number varies. For example, if you buy things online and the shop supports shipment through FEDEX courier service, the merchant will send you the tracking number of that parcel via email (in most cases) or whichever means necessary. But not all online stores support FEDEX shipment. So, it is advisable that you check the shipping method of a particular store before going ahead to fill up your cart.
Like I said earlier, most online vendors will send you the FEDEX tracking number associated with your package (even without you asking). But in case you don’t receive it, the best thing to do is to send a message to the vendor’s support team (customers’ service) or to the vendor himself (in case it’s a one man business), tell them that you’re yet to receive your tracking number for the parcel (package) you’ve ordered from them.
Secondly, if somebody wants to send you a gift, you can demand that the parcel (package) be sent via FEDEX courier service, that way the person will get the tracking number of the parcel (package) and send it to you. Those are the common ways you can get your FEDEX tracking number.
Fedex Tracking By Number – Step-By-Step Guide On How To Track Your Parcel (Package)
Once you’ve gotten your tracking number, the next thing is to track your parcel. I have already written a post on how to do this – follow the step by step guide on FEDEX tracking here, or follow the simple and quick steps below:
There are several ways you can do this. We are going to do this by using the new advance Fedex tracking tool. This tool comes with some very cool features, such as nicknaming your shipments, privilege to create a personal watch list, access to filter your shipments so as to have access to only the necessary details you need, and many more… It is very easy to use. With this tool you can track your parcel (anytime/anywhere).
- Follow this link – https://www.fedex.com/apps/fedextrack/
- A box will be shown to you in which you will enter your tracking number. The tracking number is usually made up of 30 digits (something like this – 289486830857384950374059473920).
- After entering your tracking number into the box, click on “track” button. It will take a couple of seconds to process (depending on your network speed), after which the current status of your shipment will be shown to you.
Like I said earlier, to make the best out this tool, create an account – and you’ll have all the tremendous features at your disposal.
Fedex tracking by number is the easiest way you can track your parcel (package). There are tons of tools which have been solidly made for this purpose. To learn more about fedex tracking by number and other necessary tools you can use to track your parcels/shipments, follow this article Fedex tracking guide