What is a Tracking Number?

A tracking number is an alpha-numeric number string assigned to an item for the purpose of tracking. It is very useful for knowing the location of time sensitive deliveries when the corresponding barcode of it is being scanned as an item moves from collection through to delivery.

Many customers use the number to know the transportation process of their stuff. It is developed because it gives the detailed information about the time, route, and current status of the consignment and many people need this. There are many tools even provides both origin courier and destination courier info all in one place. For example, if you shipped a package from USA to China, you can enter USPS tracking page instead of enter China post and USPS official website. This is very simple and time saving.

The tracking number is essential to locate the exact position of your dispatched item. So when buying things online, please do not forget to ask the seller to give you one.

A tracking number from the postal service is always very easy to identify. For example, a China Post tracking number often ends up with letters "CN", a PostNL tracking number ends up with "NL", a Singapore Post tracking number ends up with "SG" and so on. Examples of them are: RM904790309CN, RS844911285NL and ER399226836SG.

Now you know what is a tracking number.

From: https://medium.com/@TrackingMore/what-is-a-tracking-number-5c433597ac8d

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