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Package tracking Early Adopters Program

Package tracking is a feature that displays package tracking related information on Google. When people come to Search looking to track a package shipped with your company, they’ll be able to enter a package ID directly. The feature uses your API to retrieve the package tracking information and then displays it to the user. Here’s how package tracking information may appear on Google Search when a user seeks to track a package.

package tracking in search results

Note: The actual appearance in search results might be different.

Feature availability 

Package tracking is available in all languages and countries where Google Search is available.


To be considered for participation in the package tracking early adopters program, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be a package delivery company or the sole authorized provider of packing tracking information for a package delivery company.
  • Google Package Tracking makes real-time calls (POST requests only) to a RESTful JSON API to retrieve package tracking information. If you have an existing API that can return this information, we can work with you to re-use it. Your API must meet the availability and responsiveness requirement and provide the required content.

Availability and responsiveness

We expect almost no downtime from your API and require that your API respond within 700ms on average with the 95th percentile not exceeding 1,000ms. If your API doesn’t meet these requirements, we may stop displaying your package tracking information.


For the integration to work, your API must return the following information:

Required field
CurrentStatusThe current status of the package. This includes the date and time this status became valid and any error states.

We strongly recommend that your API also return the following information:

Recommended fields
DeliveredDateThe day and time the package was delivered (if it has been delivered).
PromisedDateThe date the package is expected to be delivered.
TrackingNumberThe tracking number for the package.
TrackingURLThe website URL that a user can visit to view package tracking information and possible additional details.
SupportPhoneNumbersA list of support phone numbers available per region.
TransitEventsThe set of events that denote when a package makes interim progress on its journey to the recipient, including the Day, Time, City, State, and Country (where applicable).
CreateDateThe day and time the tracking number was created.
PickupDateThe date the package was picked up by the carrier.
TimestampEventThe timestamp of an event associated with a given package.
LocationEventThe location of an event associated with a given package.
CanRescheduleWhether this package can be re-scheduled.

We don’t accept the following information:

  • Any personal data about the recipient or sender of the package.
  • Any geographical information about the recipient or sender of the package.

Express interest 

Interested in participating in the Package tracking Early Adopters Program? Fill out the form.

Mobile Recharge Early Adopters Program

Mobile Recharge on Search enables people to easily search for and compare offers and discounts for prepaid mobile recharge plans on their Android device. People can also use the mobile wallet or payment service of their choice to complete the checkout. This feature is only available in English in India.

Multiple screenshots that show a user viewing the Mobile Recharge Search result and selecting a plan

Note: The actual appearance in search results might be different.

How it works

  1. When a user sends a query that’s related to recharge, for example “prepaid mobile recharge”, this triggers a Search result that contains key fields such as phone number, operator, and circle.
  2. Once a user submits the form, they can tap Browse plans to view available prepaid plans.
  3. After a user chooses a plan, they are given a list of valid offers from all the providers who can fulfill the selected plan. The user can then tap a provider to complete checkout through the provider’s app or mobile site.
  4. When the user completes the transaction, the provider’s confirmation page includes a Back to Google button that directs the user back to Search. On the confirmation page, users are also given access to customer support information about the recharge.

Eligibility requirements 

To be eligible for Mobile Recharge, you must be a service provider or a mobile recharge plans aggregator in India that providers offers on mobile phone plans.

Express interest 

If you’re interested in participating in the Mobile Recharge Early Adopters Program, fill out the form. Once you submit the form, our team checks that you meet the requirements and guides you on how to proceed.