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Track and trace your parcel in real time – anytime, anywhere during its journey
When you send a parcel via courier, track and trace technology enables you to track and trace your parcel in real time – anytime, anywhere during its journey. Your parcel is assigned a unique tracking number that immediately identifies your package and which can be used to track the whereabouts of your parcel at any point in time. You can track the current status of your parcel’s journey as well as the history of previous locations during its journey.
Radio frequency identification (RFID) and barcodes are the most common technology methods used to track and trace your parcel.
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
RFID has become synonymous with track-and-trace solutions and plays a critical role in supply chain management across the globe. RFID is a code-carrying technology that can be used in place of a barcode. When first introduced, it was inhibited due to cost limitations but usage has become a lot more widespread during recent times.
Generic RFID chip
Barcoding is a common and cost-effective way to track and trace your parcel. The barcode contains variable data or a numeric or alphanumeric code format that can be applied to the packaging or parcel label. A matrix barcode can also be used.
A track and trace option is usually provided on your courier company’s website and by entering the code into the relevant search box, information is provided in real time.
Depending on the parcel destination and the type of service you are using additional tracking scans may be available for your parcel, which include handovers to and from customs as well release from overseas processing through to delivery.
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