How to View Package Tracking Information Via RSS

Did you know that you can use your RSS reader or personalized homepage to track packages being shipped to you via UPS, US Postal Service, or Federal Express? All you need to do is create a unique RSS feed just for your package!


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    Determine which carrier is transporting your package and get the tracking number for it. A tracking number is generally a long string of letters and numbers such as 1Z81E74Y3598164594.
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    Open your RSS reader or navigate to your personalized homepage. Select the function to subscribe to an RSS feed by URL.
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    Create the tracking URL by appending your tracking number to the URL listed below for your carrier:
    • Fedex Air: http://www.shaftek.org/code/track2rss/track2rss.pl?type=fedex_air&tracking_number=
    • Fedex Ground: http://www.shaftek.org/code/track2rss/track2rss.pl?type=fedex_ground&tracking_number=
    • UPS: http://www.shaftek.org/code/track2rss/track2rss.pl?type=ups&tracking_number=
    • USPS: http://www.shaftek.org/code/track2rss/track2rss.pl?type=usps&tracking_number=
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    Subscribe with your favorite RSS reader.
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    Copy and Paste the URL into your RSS reader.
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    Track the progress of your package as it is delivered to you.

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