I’m creating an app for QuickBooks Online that will allow real-time shipment tracking right from the invoice. Customers see when they can expect their shipment, and businesses get an instant global overview of where in the delivery chain all of their product is.
Everyone I’ve run the idea past so far has said they can’t believe it didn’t exist already. I believe this will be an incredibly valuable service.
What do you all think of this idea? Is it something you would use?
This sounds like a cool idea, are you using the API from the bigger shipping carriers? My old startup worked on something similar some years back.
What would make the app fundamentally different from a "here's link to Fedex tracking" feature? Would it be an aggregate dashboard of all the streams of work? Not saying it's a bad approach at all, just trying to get a big-picture view of your mission.
What's most enticing about it? What are you currently using and what are some of the challenges?