Waiting on an Amazon package someone else ordered for you? While tracking an order purchased by someone else is hard, it’s not completely impossible.
Below, we tell you how you can track an Amazon order purchased by someone else, as well as everything you need to know when tracking this order!
To track someone else’s Amazon order, you’ll need the tracking number they received from Amazon. If being shipped by UPS, USPS, or FedEx, you can track this order with the tracking code on their individual websites. Otherwise, tracking these orders can be difficult to do.
Tracking someone else’s Amazon order that is being shipped to you can be difficult. But it’s not impossible! Keep reading to learn more!
Unfortunately, it isn’t possible to track an Amazon order if you are not the Amazon account that ordered it in the first place. This can be very frustrating for those who are expecting gifts from friends and loved ones, as you don’t have access to see when the gifts are coming.
Some people previously were able to just email the tracking code link Amazon sends to the person who is expecting the package. However, this doesn’t appear to work anymore, as Amazon now asks you to log in to see the tracking information.
Therefore, there’s no way to see tracking information of an order you yourself did not order. If you’re expecting an order from someone else, it might just be best to have them inform you when your package is officially Our For Delivery — meaning it will be delivered to you by the end of the day.
If UPS is the mail carrier delivering your package, you can follow these steps to track your package:
- Ask the person who ordered your package for the tracking number
- Go to the UPS website and type in the tracking number
- Track your package through the UPS website
If your Amazon order is set to be delivered through the USPS, then you can also track this package that someone else ordered from you. Much like with UPS, the steps are as follows:
- Get the USPS tracking number from the person who ordered your package
- Go to the USPS website and type in the tracking number
- Track your package through the USPS website
Finally, we have FedEx. Much like UPS and USPS previously, you can also track your Amazon package if it’s being shipped through FedEx — and if the package was ordered by someone else! Just follow these steps:
- Get the FedEx tracking number from the person who ordered your package
- Go to the FedEx website and type in the tracking number
- Track your package through the FedEx website
Have you received a gift from someone else? Looking to return it? No worries! You can do this very easily!
First of all, to easily return an item that someone else ordered for you, you need to ensure that the item was given to you as a “gift”. If not, then it’s likely going to be very hard, if not impossible, for you to return this Amazon order without the original purchaser.
If you’ve been gifted this item, however, things are immensely easier!
To return an item someone else ordered, you need the 17-digit order number that you can find on the packing slip that came with the order. Enter this number in the Returns Center section of Amazon. Once entered, pick the items on the receipt that you’re looking to return.
Instead of compensation, you’ll receive money in the form of a digital Amazon gift card. The person who bought you this gift will not be notified that you’ve returned their item! The refund will just be added to your own Amazon gift card balance, with the other party none the wiser.
If you’re looking to track an Amazon order from someone else, such as a gift, you can do this by receiving the tracking number of the package from the purchaser. By then going to the given mail carrier’s website (UPS, FedEx), you can search for your package and track it.
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