This tutorial talks about how to track packages in Slack. Using this tutorial, you will be able to track packages from FedEx, UPS, and USPS in Slack.
For this, I will use a free third-party Slack integration app called “Backtrack” that allows you to track details of the shipment, arrival, departure, and delivery status of all your packages from different services like FedEx, USPS, and UPS. For tracking packages, all you got to do is install and integrate Backtrack with your Slack account. After that, you can simply browse any Slack channel and type a command to track your packages. It automatically identifies the carrier and then fetches all the package information for you.
We have also covered another amazing Slack integration app called “BirdyBot“, which easily allows you to Tweet from Slack.
How to Track Packages from FedEx, UPS, and USPS in Slack:
Step 1: Before you start tracking your packages, you need to install Backtrack and authorize access to your Slack account. After that, it will automatically integrate with your account and can be used for tracking packages.
Step 2: When you’re all set, open up your Slack profile and select any of your predefined or created channels. Then in the input field at the bottom, type the command as “/backtrack” followed by your package tracking number.
Step 3: You can either track a single package or multiple packages at once. For tracking more than one package, add all the tracking numbers separated by a comma after the command “/backtrack” as shown below.
Step 4: Once you’re done adding package tracking numbers, simply hit Enter and it will automatically start identifying the carriers for every tracking numbers. After that, it will retrieve and show information of your packages like when they are shipped from the merchant, arrived at the carrier facility, departed from carrier facility, out for delivery, and so on. The below image shows the result of the command I have typed in Step 3.
Step 6: In the same manner, you can track all your packages from FedEx, UPS, and USPS in Slack using Backtrack.
My Final Verdict:
If you’re looking for an easy way to track your packages, then here is one explained in this tutorial using which you can do the same right from your Slack channels. All you need is to install the Slack integration app called “Backtrack” and you’ll be all set to track your packages information dispatched via carriers like FedEx, UPS, and USPS.