International Parcel Tracking
Parcel tracking or package tracking is also called package logging. International parcel tracking is used to track mail and parcel post at different locations from sorting, warehousing and during delivery. It can also aid delivery during international movements. Originally, international parcel tracking was created to give the client the ability to get information about the route of the parcel, origins of the article and also to give them an idea of the likely time of delivery. In the past, international parcel tracking was very important because mail items were handled by numerous different parties as well as being subject to different geographical environments, which could result in the loss or delay of these items. In times gone by, the only tracking was for mail items that were registered or certified at post offices at an increased charge. These items were supposed to give details of the status and location of the articles during their journey to the final destination. This kind of service was an earlier form of international parcel tracking or more localised parcel tracking. With advances in modern technology, some postal services do not levy an additional charge for international parcel tracking. Electronic international parcel tracking uses electronic tags such as bar codes and electronic product codes. The location of a parcel can be done in 2 ways. One method is for the service provider to report the time of departure and arrival of the item at the various stages of the delivery process. This the method adopted by Deutsche Post, United Parcel Service, FedEx and others. Another method is to use GPS tracking via satellite to locate the vehicles carrying particular consignments. We at Aerospeed Couriers use GPS tracking which involves the very latest technology. With the advances in modern information technology, international parcel tracking is becoming more and more sophisticated.