The Amazon Map Tracker tool is now available to more users in a nationwide US roll-out. You can access it via the Amazon app and it will let you know exactly where your Amazon delivery is at any one time. This means you can plan more effectively and be in when it arrives or, if needs be, change the delivery address.
The feature will be familiar to Uber user or some of the courier companies with similar app features. The Amazon Map tracker shows you exactly where your consignment is. It will also inform you how many drops the driver will be making before it arrives and how long it might be.
Currently, the Amazon Map Tracker only works with packages delivered using Amazon Logistics. It does not work with other carriers such as UPS, FedEX, or USPS. And, as far as we know, it’s not available on the app for UK users. But that will likely change. As they say off the feature:
The Amazon Map Tracking feature is another delivery innovation we are working on to improve convenience for our customers and provide them greater visibility into their deliveries.
– Amazon spokesperson Alana Broadbent
It’s obviously a useful feature for shoppers and a good addition to the app. But Amazon Map Tracker isn’t all that original and other couriers already offer similar functions to shoppers. Indeed, some are more sophisticated.
But what’s canny is the potential. If Amazon could bring people to its app to track consignments from other couriers, that would bring advantages to Amazon and shoppers. It would also perhaps eliminate the need to have multiple shipping apps if you are an obsessive tracker.
We also hope the feature will be winging its way to other countries as soon as possible.