Apple Introduces Text Message Order Status Updates in Canada

Apple has introduced an extra service to help customers track orders made in Canada and the US. As noted by Apple Bitchthe change appears to have been introduced after the Apple Store online went down last night.

Apple’s Shipping and Delivery page notes the following under Text Notifications:

In addition to email notifications, you can request text message updates in Checkout.

What to Expect

Once your order ships we’ll send you a text message. The text message will include a link to online Order Status. Texts are sent between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. in your time zone.

How to turn off text notifications

If you want to stop text notifications, simply reply STOP to the text message.

This text service is a great addition on top of the normal email notification for those eagerly awaiting real-time notifications of their order status, like for example if you ordered a maxed out spec Retina MacBook Pro. Do also note the text service has built in ‘Do Not Disturb’ hours so you don’t get messages in the middle of the night.

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  • Anon

    In Korea all online orders include a free text service to update you with the delivery status. You get a text once it’s been sent out and a text on the day it will be delivered with an approximate time.. that is.. shocker.. ACCURATE =P I’m glad Apple is getting on the band wagon.

  • Now if only all online services in Canada had text notifications we’d be set too! 🙂