I love to shop online. It’s so much easier to click a few buttons vs dragging my kids into a store, so I do it a lot. All this online shopping generates a lot of emails with important information about these purchases. The problem is that it’s not always easy for me to go back and find a specific purchase, or track an item I’m waiting for.
Now Yahoo! Mail users can tame the explosion of ecommerce receipts in their email with one of the newest apps to join the family: All My Purchases by Project Slice. All My Purchases automatically pulls information from the electronic receipts in your inbox, from shipping notifications and tracking numbers to return policies and customer service information, and organizes it in one place for quick, easy reference. I love it because it can distinguish an email containing a receipt from all the other emails I get from merchants, making it really quick & easy to get the info I need in case I want to return something, or just to keep track of everything I bought. And particularly interesting, to me at least, is that it tallies up al of your purchases so that you can see how many items and how much you’ve spent online. Yikes!
Here’s how it works: Click the “All My Purchases” application in the Applications section of Yahoo! Mail (in the left hand column of your inbox). All My Purchases scans your inbox for email receipts and consolidates your shopping history from online merchants, from Amazon and eBay to LivingSocial and Groupon.
If you have orders en route, click the “Track It” button to see when your package was shipped and its estimated arrival date, complete with a map to track your order’s journey to your front door. This is probably my favorite aspect of the app, because I don’t have to log into multiple websites to find out where all my packages from different retailers are; I can see all this right from my inbox.
And if you’re looking for something you bought a while back, or you’re not happy with a certain order, simply check your Purchase History to pull up your receipt as well as the merchant’s return policy and customer service information. All My Purchases puts that information right at your fingertips so you don’t have to waste time digging through old emails.
With All My Purchases, the new Yahoo! Mail has become the email you’ll want to use to do all your online shopping.