Adding a Search Engine in Chrome to Track UPS Shipments

One of the cool features of the Google Chrome Browser is the ability to add search engines and search them from the address bar. This tip builds on that capability to track UPS shipments based on their UPS Tracking Number.

The first step is to go to the options menu by clicking on the wrench icon and going to Options:

The second step is to go to the Basics tab (or on Mac, click on the Basics icon)

Step 2: Manage Search Engines Step 2: Manage Search Engine (OS X)

The third step is to add the search engine.  On Windows, click Add, and then fill out the resulting form, on OS X, click the '+' button and do the same.

Step 3: Add a Search EngineStep 3: Click on the '+' and add the search engine settings (OS X)

Windows Form:

Windows Form

The following are the items for the form:

Name: UPS

Keyword: UPS

URL: ayed=1&TypeOfInquiryNumber=T&loc=en_US&InquiryNumber1=%s&track.x=0&track.y=0

NOTE: The entire URL above should be one line with no spaces!

Click OK on everything (or in some cases, the red circle on OS X).  To use this, open Chrome, type 'ups' in the address bar and press Tab and enter the tracking number (copy-paste works well for this).

Type 'UPS' in the address bar...

...Press Tab, and paste your tracking number...

Once you press Enter, you will immediately go to the UPS website showing your tracking information.  In this case, my shipment won't make it by Christmas.  Oh well.

...and see your tracking information

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