One thing is clear: the global shift to the digital-first shopping experience has happened, and there’s no turning back. This makes 2022 just the right time to pump up your online parcel tracking skills.
We saw it coming and it’s officially here. In many ways fueled by the global COVID-19 pandemic, but essentially long-awaited, the global evolution from the formerly conventional brick and mortar purchases to the digital-first shopping preferences has definitely reached its peak.
Online Shopping Volumes Reach New Heights
The numbers speak for themselves: global retail e-commerce sales reached almost 4,900,000,000,000 USD in 2021, and their volume will increase to almost 7,500,000,000,000 USD by 2025 (per Statista).
But what do these numbers actually mean?
Well, according to Statista, the number of online shoppers across the globe exceeded 2 billion people in 2021, which makes every fourth person in the world a current digital shopper. More importantly, over 95% of all purchased goods will be bought online by 2040 (per Nasdaq).
As for the number of products purchased, according to Shopee stats, for instance, 2,000,000,000 orders were processed on their marketplace alone in Q4 2021, which is huge. But not as huge as the global AliExpress shipping volumes, of course, given that the number of products listed on their marketplace exceeded 100,000,000 items back in 2019.
As for the United States, the Amazon tracking data proves the company is striving to reach its goal of becoming the largest US delivery service, surpassing UPS and FedEx by the end of 2022, if not earlier.
Keys to Efficient Parcel Tracking
If you’re a frequent online shopper (and given the data above, you probably are, in one way or another), managing the delivery of numerous shipments can become messy.
It’s one thing, if you’re ordering everything from one, preferably a local supplier, who knows your preferable delivery hours (which honestly sounds too good to be true), or at least has a pickup spot close to your home or office. In such a case, the easiest way to track your parcel is directly via this courier’s website/app.
Meanwhile, it’s a far more complex process to order multiple items from different suppliers, delivered via various shipping carriers, from overseas.
Not only should you worry about the possibility of losses and delays along the way, or the incorrect delivery address information, but the process of tracking your numerous parcels is itself pretty exhausting.
Where to track all of your shipments, and how to track them more efficiently, – both questions are inevitable, and both are inevitably crucial.
Well, long story short, your available options aren’t limitless:
- install all of your couriers’ apps on your smartphone,
- track shipments on their proprietary websites, or
- utilize third-party parcel tracking services and apps.
Some of the latter will require the creation of a separate account (and the purchase of some sort of membership to access a full range of features), while other ones, like Track Me Fast, enable tracking a virtually limitless number of your parcels, anytime, with no signup (and no fees) required.
Is it really this easy to get started?
With Track Me Fast, at least, it really is. No matter what courier company is handling your parcel delivery, what you should have at hand is the unique tracking number. Basically what you need to do is enter this number in the search field above and click the “Track” button. The service will do all the rest.