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Getting Tracking Numbers for your Amazon orders

When fulfilling shoppers’ Wish Lists on Purse, in order to receive the funds from escrow, the shopper has to confirm they’ve received their order. This process is more seamless, faster, and more enjoyable for the shopper (and you, the Earner) if you provide tracking information with every order you complete; especially large orders with multiple Order IDs and Tracking numbers.

As of November of 2020, Amazon started hiding the Tracking Numbers from the Tracking Page for an order, making it difficult to get accurate shipping status for our Purse shopper. Additionally, Amazon took the decision to make the Tracking Pages private, now only the Purse earner (who placed the Amazon order in their account) has access to the tracking information.

By submitting Tracking numbers with every order, our automated tracking system will follow the delivery status along the way, and will notify the Shopper upon its arrival — ensuring you (the Earner) gets paid faster. Please note this is not optional. All earners must provide the tracking information for their Purse orders. Transactions might be canceled if tracking information is not provided.

Method for obtaining Tracking Info

There are 2 methods for obtaining tracking information:

Note - the Amazon order must be shipped before attempting to get the tracking information, otherwise these methods will not work.

Using the Bookmarklet tool we created here → https://purse.github.io/tracking-bookmarklet. It will grab the tracking number from within the Amazon Page and automatically upload it to the corresponding Purse order. only works with Desktop browsers (PC, Mac, Linux).

Via the Amazon Mobile App. only works on mobile devices

Via the Bookmarklet tool

Get our bookmarklet tool and add it to your bookmark bar using the provided instructions.

Go to your Amazon Orders and find the order for which you want to upload the tracking, and click the 'Track Package' button to go to that orders Tracking page.

While on the tracking page, click the Bookmarklet you just created in step 1. An alert window in your browser will appear with the tracking code, you must click OK so that the bookmarklet can grab and automatically upload the tracking number to the corresponding Purse order. Please, do not manually upload the tracking code yourself to Purse, always use the bookmarklet, it will help validate the authenticity of your order and decrease the amount of time you have to wait to get your crypto.



Via Amazon Mobile App

On Mobile Devices, using the Amazon Mobile App, you can click the "share tracking" button when viewing your orders tracking page. Once you copy the link, you can submit it on your purse order page:

Via Amazon Mobile App

Adding the Tracking URL to purse

Adding Amazon Order IDs

If for some reason you need to submit a new Amazon order ID, you can do so by pressing the 'Add Tracking & Order #s' button in the Purse order page.

Highlighted in red are the buttons you need to press to add an Amazon Order ID

If you receive an error message when trying to add an Amazon order ID, it may be due to the order number being already entered in a past or active order. This can happen to you if you are fulfilling multiple Purse order for the same shopper (as Amazon can consolidate multiple purchases under one Order Number). If this happens to you, please contact our support team and inform them of the error.

Tips and troubleshoot

There are some cases where the tracking cannot be uploaded, here are some:
The order hasn't been shipped. If the order hasn't been shipped, the tracking number won't be available. Please follow the instructions above only after the package was shipped.
Purse doesn't recognize the Amazon order number the package belongs to. If you try to submit the tracking number of an Amazon Order ID that is not linked with any Purse order, the upload will fail. Ensure you have an active Purse order for the tracking you are trying to upload, if you need further assistance, please contact our support team with the Amazon and Purse order numbers
The bookmarklet doesn't run or cannot be executed. This might be due to Javascript blocking extensions. You might want to pause them to run the bookmarklet.
For the more security minded folks. Running untrusted Javascript code can be a no-no, so here you can review the Source Code for this bookmarklet.
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