Amazon Shipping Notification Email Bug / Error

I just received two shipping notifications from Amazon for orders placed over the weekend. However, it seems the item being shipped was omitted from both emails. It seems they have a bug with their systems. Here is one email with my personal information obfuscated.

Greetings from

We thought you’d like to know that we shipped your items, and that this
completes your order. Your order is being shipped and cannot be changed
by you or by our customer service department.

You can track the status of this order, and all your orders, online by
visiting Your Account at

There you can:
* Track your shipment
* View the status of unshipped items
* Cancel unshipped items
* Return items
* And do much more

The following items have been shipped to you by

——————————————————————— items (Sold by, LLC):

Shipped via UPS

Tracking number: 1ZW88XXXXXXXXXXXX



This shipment was sent to:

Eric W Goh
Austin, TX
United States

via UPS (estimated delivery date: July 28, 2009).

For your reference, the number you can use to track your package is
1ZW88XXXXXXXXXXXX.Visit to track
your shipment.Please note that tracking information may not be available

If you need to print an invoice for this order, visit Your Account
( and click to view open and recently shipped
orders. Find the order in the list and click the “View order” button.
You’ll find a button to print an invoice on the next page.

If you ever need to return an order, visit our Online Returns Center:

If you’ve explored the links on the Your Account page but still need
assistance with your order, you’ll find links to e-mail or call Customer Service
in our Help department at

Please be aware that items in this order may be subject to California’s
Electronic Waste Recycling Act. If any items in this order are subject
to that Act, the seller of that item has elected to pay any fees due
on your behalf.
Please note: This e-mail was sent from a notification-only address
that cannot accept incoming e-mail. Please do not reply to this message.

Thank you for shopping with us.

———————————————————————… and you’re done!

  • Dr. Jean E. van Keulen Nov 29, 2009, 10:59 pm

    I wish to find out when the rest of my Amazon order will be shipped. I have five more items that need to be received within the next 10 days in order for me to get the gifts shipped out of the country. I have two Kindle Wireless Reading Devices, two Kindle Leather covers and 1 $50.00 gift card. Please respond because when I ordered the merchandise was listed as in stock — please respond to me via my e-mail address.

    Thank you.
    Dr. Jean E. van Keulen

  • eGoh Nov 10, 2009, 7:40 am


    As I mentioned in the comment above, I’m not affiliated with Amazon. That said, I’ve had excellent luck with their customer service. Try calling them directly at: 1-866-216-1072. Their support agents are fantastic.

    Good luck!


  • charles s high Nov 9, 2009, 9:13 pm

    on november 7th I ordered two copies (used) of eva cassidy cd (songbird), plus two other cd’s of her albums. today, 11/9, I received four messages on the internet which do not even include her songbird album. can amazon research my order and correct the apparent errors? thank you in advance, charles s high (512-xxx-xxxx)

  • eGoh Oct 5, 2009, 8:30 pm

    Hey Ethel,

    I’m not affiliated with Amazon, I just posted about a problem they had with their system. I deleted your info (phone number, etc.) from your post to protect your privacy. That said, I’ve had excellent luck with their customer service. Try using this link:

    You’ll have to log-in and the click on the “Phone” tab. You can enter your phone number and a representative will call you almost instantly. You can also call them directly at: 1-866-216-1072. Their support agents are fantastic.

    Good luck!


  • Ethel Kato Oct 5, 2009, 7:37 pm

    Placed an order recently (#202-3840719-xxxxxx) with Amazon – was notified on 3 occasions that order was declined due to non-acceptance of credit card. This is impossible and I have been attempting to get in touch with Amazon for three or four days, and to no avail. Need someone to contact me right away – 718-712-xxxx. I find it hard to believe this is happening with Amazon as I am one of their biggest customers. My e-mail is