How to track an Amazon package on a computer or mobile device
  • You can track most Amazon packages from the Amazon website on your computer or via the mobile app.
  • If the order is being shipped by Amazon’s own Amazon Logistics, you can see the delivery on a live map on delivery day. 
  • If you want to track all your orders in a single app — including deliveries not coming from Amazon — you can use a third-party delivery app like Parcel or Deliveries. 
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Amazon has evolved into a well-oiled package delivery machine, routinely shipping more than a million packages each day. And tracking those packages has turned into somewhat of a science.

You can easily find the status of your package on a computer or mobile device and in many cases even see where your delivery is on a map in real time. 

Here’s everything you need to know about keeping tabs on your Amazon packages while they’re en route to your doorstep.    

How to track an Amazon package on a computer

1. Navigate to the Amazon website in a browser on your Mac or PC and make sure you’re logged in to your account. 

2. Click Returns & Orders at the top-right of the webpage. 

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Go to “Returns & Orders.”
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4. On the Your Orders page, find the order you want to track and then click Track package

Screenshot of the Amazon Orders page

You can track a shipment from the Amazon website by going to the Your Orders page.
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5. You’ll see the order status, including the estimated arrival date. 

How to track an Amazon package on the mobile app

To track an order on your Android or iOS device, you’ll first need to download and install the Amazon mobile app and log in to your account. 

1. Open the Amazon app.

2. Tap the three-line icon, located at the top-left on Android and bottom-right on iOS.

3. Tap Your Orders (if you’re using Android) or Orders (on iPhone). 

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Look for your recent orders in the app’s menu.
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4. Browse the list of orders. You should be able to see which items have already been delivered, and the estimated delivery day for items that have not yet arrived. To learn more, tap the item. 

5. You’ll see the order status, including the estimated arrival date.

Screenshot of order tracking page on Amazon app

The tracking information and order status is usually just a click or tap away.
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Using the Amazon tracking map

In many cases, you can track the exact location of your package on the day of delivery.  You can see exactly where it is on a map, and get a status update indicating how many stops away it is from your address. 

There are several ways to get to the tracking map: 

  • Find the tracking information for your delivery on your mobile app by following the steps in the previous section.
  • Tap the delivery notification on your phone.
  • In the delivery notification email, click Track your package

Missing tracking information

It can be a frustrating experience to find there’s no tracking info for an Amazon package, or the tracking info does not appear to be updated and accurate. If the estimated delivery date passes without a delivery, it’s a good idea to wait one or two days before reporting it as a lost package. 

Here are the most common reasons why your tracking information might be missing or inaccurate:

  • The package might have reached a regional hub. In some cases, such as when there’s a very high shipping volume, the first scan for a package may not occur until it arrives at a regional hub near the destination. When this happens, you might not have access to tracking info until very close to the delivery date. 
  • Tracking is not available. Some kinds of shipments, such as Standard International, are not trackable and you will not see tracking info before delivery.
  • Tracking delays. Occasionally there are logistical delays in updating the tracking database. This will delay availability of tracking info.
  • Seller didn’t provide tracking info. Items sold through Amazon Marketplace might sometimes lack tracking info because Marketplace sellers may not provide Amazon with tracking information. 

Third-party apps for tracking packages

While you can rely on Amazon’s own order tracking tools to stay informed about your delivery details, you might consider using a third-party app instead. 

The benefit of third-party apps is that they can aggregate tracking details for all the major delivery services in the same interface, so you can see at a glance the status of all your inbound (and outbound) packages without changing apps. This is especially handy if you routinely work with FedEx, UPS, and other services outside of Amazon. 

Here are the most common thirds-party package-tracking apps:

  • Parcel is available for both iOS and Android and can track packages from 300 domestic and international delivery services including Amazon Logistics. The app is free, but some features (including tracking more than three packages at a time) require a $3 per year subscription.  
  • Deliveries is available for iOS and Android and supports dozens of delivery services from all the major US domestic carriers, including Apple and Amazon Logistics. One of the app’s most intriguing features is its ability to automatically add estimated delivery dates to your calendar. The app is free but full access to all the app’s features requires a subscription, currently $5 per year. 
  • ParcelTrack is available for iOS and Android and supports about 60 delivery services. The app is free, but to unlock all the tracking features in the app, you need to subscribe for $3 per year. In addition to standard tracking, it offers “deli very forecasts” that predict delivery times based on information provided by carriers. 

Dave Johnson

Freelance Writer

Dave Johnson is a technology journalist who writes about consumer tech and how the industry is transforming the speculative world of science fiction into modern-day real life. Dave grew up in New Jersey before entering the Air Force to operate satellites, teach space operations, and do space launch planning. He then spent eight years as a content lead on the Windows team at Microsoft. As a photographer, Dave has photographed wolves in their natural environment; he’s also a scuba instructor and co-host of several podcasts. Dave is the author of more than two dozen books and has contributed to many sites and publications including CNET, Forbes, PC World, How To Geek, and Insider.

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