Wondering how to ship your package without having to worry about its delivery? The technology has improved tremendously to make your work easier. Also the delivery services have improved over the years and have become more organized to accommodate the customer demands. They are fast and convenient. Shipping your package overseas is now not a tedious affair, especially when you have complete control over your package through tracking numbers.
Certainly, there are ways in which you can sit back at home and manage your delivery. Before that you must know, how the stuff works, what methods are available for you to track your package.
Tracking numbers are numbers assigned to packages when they are shipped. They are useful to track time sensitive deliveries. Tracking numbers can vary between 12-14 digits. Earlier, Ground tracking numbers were up-to 15 digits and Express numbers were up-to 12 digits. The FedEx uses tracking numbers ranging from 12-14.
There are companies in the United States like UPS, FedEx, and The United States Postal Service that use tracking numbers. The international S10 UPU Standard is used by most American and European postal services. S10 is a system for assigning 13-character identifiers to postal items for their easy tracking.
For domestic packages in the US, a UPS tracking number will start with “1Z” followed by a 6 character shipper number, a 2 digit service level indicator, and finally 8 digits identifying the package, for a total of 18 characters.
DHL Express uses the carrier-independent ISO standard 15459-1 for the identification of single packages. These identifiers consist of uppercase characters and numerals, and can be up to 35 digits long. DHL Express also uses numeric identifiers of exactly ten digits to track transport orders. Both the codes are used by customers for tracking their packages.
Tracking numbers have made it quite easy for customers to have a smooth delivery. The packages are safe and secure and also the customers do not have to worry regarding tracking down their packages. Everything happens under their surveillance and meets their requirements.
So gone are the days when sending something overseas took much of your time and in return gave you quite a few restless days. With something convenient like the tracking technology, you can now track your package with your tracking number from the comfort of your home.