Why Do I Bother?
At the weekend I bought another Chromebook (of which more later) from an eBay trader and yesterday he shipped it to me via Parcelforce Express 24. All well and good.
So I get an email from Parcelforce to tell me it's on its way. It read:
Subject: Your item is being despatched
From: PARCELFORCE WORLDWIDE <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Paul Oldham
Date: Mon 16:25
Dear PAUL OLDHAM,
You have a shipment being sent from [deleted] that is due to be despatched on 16/11/2015 using our Express 24 service. The tracking reference number is IC7342954 and it comprises of 1 parcel.
So I clicked on the link and was taken to
http://tracking.parcelforce.net/ and it then insisted on opening a popup window (how last millennium, or at least last decade). So I told the browser that was OK, a popup window opened, an animated GIF appeared, and that was my lot. No data on my delivery at all.
In the end I figured it out: I disabled AdBlock Plus and, ta da, it worked.
So they've got code here which is opening a popup when there's really no need and doesn't work if you have the most commonly used ad blocker installed. Not impressed. But they're on Twitter so at least I could raise a flag. This exchange followed:
And of course they're right, it's an entirely different UI.
But, given that, why does their email send you to the
.net site? Point missed at line one.
|Tags: chromebook, web design||Written 17/11/15|
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