ColourOfSpring - 8:05 pm on Mar 20, 2013 (gmt 0) [edited by: ColourOfSpring at 8:06 pm (utc) on Mar 20, 2013]
Just the order number, the shipping company and the date. They take this to make sure you ship when you say you ship.
Well again - interesting. I tend to use Royal Mail (I'm in the UK) because my parcels are small. There is no "record" of such deliveries unless you choose recorded delivery which is significantly more expensive when you're sending out dozens of parcels a day. A lot of e-sellers use Royal Mail in this way. I'm sure most countries have a standard mailing setup like Royal Mail that allows for low-cost shipping. I guess it's another step toward "officialdom" where we will have to spend more on shipping just to have a paper-trail just to please Google.
[edited by: ColourOfSpring at 8:06 pm (utc) on Mar 20, 2013]