Gmail has introduced innovative features aimed at streamlining and improving the online shopping journey for users. Google’s latest enhancements in Gmail include a delivery filter, robust package tracking, and simplified access to return policies, enhancing the online shopping experience. For now, these features are accessible solely to Gmail users in the United States.
Google Supercharges Gmail with Real-time Updates on Delays, Seamless Package Monitoring, and Hassle-Free Returns
In November 2022, Google introduced a feature in Gmail known as ‘Package Tracking.’ This feature enables you to track your packages and obtain delivery information directly from your inbox without opening your email. Additionally, the application will now automatically prioritize emails by moving them to the top of the inbox in the event of a change in the delivery date.
The relevant information will be displayed prominently on Gmail’s Inbox page, situated below the email’s subject in an orange font. This feature proves to be convenient as users no longer need to search through their inbox to determine the estimated delivery time for their packages.
The application will additionally notify you about the return policy of the shop through the package tracking card, providing a link to the corresponding return guidelines. It’s important to note that this information may not be universally available for every product, as its presence depends on the individual vendor.
For users in the United States, Google is introducing an additional valuable feature—a new filter that indicates whether the package is expected to arrive before Dec 2024. Users looking for items on Google, can utilize the ‘Get it by Dec 24’ filter to efficiently sort and identify items that will be delivered before Christmas.
To enable Gmail’s package tracking feature, it must be manually activated in the Gmail settings. To do this, navigate to the ‘Settings’ page and turn on the option labeled ‘Turn on package tracking.‘
By incorporating these new features into Gmail, Google seeks to enhance the efficiency of users’ shopping experiences, providing seamless access to package delivery updates and return information for online shoppers. Presently, these features appear to be restricted to users in the United States. The extension of these features to other regions remains uncertain, so users outside the U.S. may need to await potential availability on their accounts.