The first solution for track a package without knowing the courier I want to tell you about is 17Track. This is a web service that allows you to track the shipments of all the most famous couriers, local and not, simply by typing the relative tracking code. It is localized in cittàn, it is very easy to use and what's more, it is free and there is no registration requirement. In short, try it now and you will see that you will finally be able to find out which shipping service is taking care of your package.
To use it, first connect to the 17Track home page, then type the shipping code in your possession in the appropriate text box that you find in the center of the page. If you want, you can also enter multiple shipping codes simultaneously by pressing the button Submit on the keyboard to go to the field and filling in the next field.
Then press the yellow button Track which is on the right and, on the page that opens later, if you have entered more than one tracking code, select the shipment of your interest. You will find the name of the reference courier indicated at the top center, on the left the current status of your package and on the right the time of the last update relating to shipment tracking.
Below, however, there are all the steps taken by the courier up to now. Next to the various items on the page you may find colored icons indicated various information. To find out what they refer to, you can follow the legend above.
Also AfterShip is a web service that deserves to be mentioned in an article focused on tracking parcels managed by couriers whose identity is unknown. It's super easy to use, free, no registration required, and supports more than 790 couriers worldwide. It also has a nice user interface and provides pretty detailed information.
To use it, connected to the home page of the service, type the tracking code of your package in the field Identification No attached to the displayed page, make sure that the option is selected in the drop-down menu below Courier (auto detect) (otherwise open the menu and select it yourself) and click on the yellow button Track which is placed on the right.
On the page that will subsequently be shown to you, you will find the name of the courier and its logo at the top, the telephone number to get in touch with the customer service of the latter and, in the center, the steps taken by your shipment and the state it is currently in.
As an alternative to the above online services, you can rely on Track IT, another famous portal for the search and identification of shipments, thanks to which you can therefore be able to track a package without necessarily having to know the courier. Like the other services already mentioned, it is able to perform flawlessly the purpose for which it is intended. Even in this case, the service is free and to use it it is not mandatory to create a specific account.
You ask me how you can use it? I'll point it out to you right away. First, connect to the home page of the service and type the number of your shipment in the empty field that you find next to the item Number of shipping, on the right.
Then check that in correspondence of the drop-down menus Destination Country e Which forwarder? the options are selected respectively Automatically detect e Autodetect Carrier, so as to allow the service to automatically identify the courier. Then press the button with the magnifying glass to start the search.
On the page that you will see appear at this point, you will find the logo and name of the reference courier and in the center all the various steps taken by the latter for the delivery of your shipment.
Please note that by clicking on what is reported next to the item Link to this expedition: a page will open with all the various steps of the shipment and information on the courier that you can possibly share with friends, relatives, colleagues, etc. or to be used to track the shipment at a later time, without having to repeat all the above steps from scratch.
Did none of the aforementioned websites satisfy you, or were they not helpful in being able to track a package without knowing the courier? If that's the case, don't throw in the towel just yet! Instead, try to rely on Package Tracking. This is another portal with a similar functioning to those mentioned above, and it also supports many couriers operating in the city and abroad. It has a pretty neat user interface and it's free. Furthermore, even in this case, no registration is required to be able to use it.
To use it, connect to the main page of the service and fill in the field Enter your tracking number… which is at the top with the tracking code for the shipment and then press the green button Track it! placed on the right.
On the Web page that you will subsequently see appear, you will find the name of the courier in the center and all the other details relating to the shipment such as the place of departure and destination, the weight of the package, the date of shipment, that of arrival, etc.
At the top, on the other hand, the various steps of the shipment are indicated together with the time and date of the last update, while in the lower part there is a map that shows the various movements made by the courier and all the status of the shipment indicated, however, in a more detailed.
Keep in mind that the website is in English but, if you want, you can translate it using the Google Translate drop-down menu at the top; even if, it is good to take this into account, the cittàn used is not exactly the best.
One top service that might come in handy is TrackingMore, which is very intuitive and allows you to track shipments of 650 carriers around the world. It's free and you don't need to register to use it.
To use it, connected to the main page of TrackingMore, scroll through it and type the tracking code of the package you would like to know more about in the text field Tracking number, which is on the left. Next, click on the orange button Track to start the search for the courier and the package.
Then wait a few moments, so that the service does not identify the courier who is taking care of the package and you will find yourself in the presence of a new web page with all the details of the case. In the upper part you will find the logo and the name of the courier, further down the contact details to be able to possibly get in touch with the latter and even further down the various steps taken by your shipment up to this moment.
App to track a package without knowing the courier
As anticipated at the beginning, it is also possible to use some app to track a package without knowing the courier, thus acting even more conveniently from your smartphone or tablet. Do you ask me some apps that can be used for this purpose? Well, for example, the ones you find listed below and which, in my humble opinion, represent the best in the category.
These are solutions designed for parcel tracking, but which are also able to automatically identify couriers. They are both free and paid, for both Android and iOS / iPadOS. Feel free to choose the one that you think will do the most for you and download it right away on your device. Happy download and good tracking!
- AfterShip (Android / iOS / iPadOS) - is the official app of the homonymous service that I told you about in detail in the previous lines. It has the same characteristics of its Web version, including the “clean” and minimal interface. It is completely free.
- Deliveries Package Tracker (Android) - it is one of the most complete and intuitive applications for tracking parcels and for identifying the relative couriers on Android devices. It supports all major shipping services in the world and also allows you to scan QR and bar codes to quickly enter packages to track in its database. The information is synchronized on a proprietary cloud service that allows you to always keep it safe and accessible from multiple devices. The basic version is free but the complete one without advertising, which adds support to Amazon and eBay is paid and costs 5,99 euros.
- Parcel (iOS / iPadOS) - very famous tracking application for Apple devices that allows you to track shipments made not only with Post City, SDA, BRT, TNT, UPS, USPS, FedEx, DHL, DPD, Royal Mail and other national couriers and international. It is free but, to unlock the possibility of simultaneous tracking of more than three shipments, receive push notifications and remove advertisements from the app, you need to subscribe to a subscription of € 3,49 / year.
- Deliveries (iOS / iPadOS) - this is without a doubt the best app to track shipments available for the iOS / iPadOS side (the companion app for Apple Watch is also offered and is also available as an application for Mac). Basically it is free, but to access all its functions you need to take out a subscription starting from 0,99 euros / month or 5,99 euros / year.