For many businesses, shipping documents or products can be expensive, not to mention a total headache. In todayâ€™s technologically advanced world, there are numerous low-cost or even free apps for smartphones and tablets that help to make the shipping process a whole lot easier.
If you want to find affordable, third-party mobile apps that offer extensive features and use multiple shipping companies, here are the top six apps to make shipping or freighting super simple.
1. Track Packages
For only a buck, you can effortlessly get details about the packages you sent via multiple shipping and freighting companies. This smart software can even tell the difference between overnight, ground, priority, registered, and certified mail. Track Shipping , available for Apple products, also gives you swift status updates on your packages and provides a handy URL that sends you directly to the carrierâ€™s detail packages and lets you know when your items reach their final destination.
2. Delivery Status Touch
This Apple-only app costs $5 and features a bright interface with easy-to-read maps that lets you know exactly where your packages are. Developed by Northville, MI-based Junecloud, Delivery Status Touch also has a downloadable desktop widget so that you can easily use it from your laptop as well.
To find affordable freighting services, download ShipWizz for only $2.99. This quick and accurate Apple-only calculating tool helps you to find the best rates for both domestic and international shipping services. You can also compare shipping and freighting costs for multiple carriers and then select the cheapest one available.
Meet your new shipping BFF. This app, available for Android, supports more than 60 shipping companies worldwide and is packed with tons of awesome features. You can easily share shipping info with others directly from the app, enabling you to quickly show customers what the status of their purchase shipment is. You can also filter info by your packageâ€™s status. PackageBuddy also includes a helpful barcode scanning feature.
5. Parcel Tracking for Windows Phone
If your company runs on Windows, this shipping app is a must. Parcel Tracker utilizes Windowâ€™s tiled style interface and keeps track of important shipments as a tile button on your phoneâ€™s main screen. You can avoid the hassle of finding a critical shipment and skip the time youâ€™d waste searching for it.
6. Mobile Package Tracker
This affordable app for Blackberry, with a cost of just $3.99, is the perfect packaging pal for any biz. Mobile Package Tracker easily keeps track of your packageâ€™s status and works with over 18 different shipping companies. The app also notifies you if the package is delivered or if there is a shipping delay.