If you are wondering how to use a tracking number given to you or how to locate it, we will help you out.
What is a Tracking Number?
A tracking ID is a unique identification number that is provided to you by a shipping/courier service when you ship an item with them.
Basically, you can use this Tracking ID in order to locate where your parcel is at a given time within its entire shipping period.
You can find out the Tracking Number of your parcel in many ways
- Check out the receipt of your transaction with the shipping company.
- Check out the printed Airway Bill that is handed to you.
- Many courier services ask phone your cell phone number and email address when shipping the item, check your SMS or Email.
How to Use a Tracking Number?
You can use the tracking number provided to you in two ways
1. Call the Courier Service Helpline
When you call a courier service helpline, they will ask for your parcel tracking number in order to help you locate it.
When you tell them the tracking ID, they will be able to tell you the exact status of it as well. Common status include, departed, in transition, at the warehouse, out for delivery, arrived etc.
2. Use the Online Tracking Service
Almost all major courier companies allow you to track your parcel online using the tracking ID.
Go to the website of the carrier. In the field where it says type tracking number, enter the number for your parcel and click the button next to it.
Once the tracking service has located your parcel, it will update the page with its status, location as well as map (not all carriers show a map).
Here is the link to some of the famous courier services where you can use a tracking number to track your parcel.
Similarly almost all local and international courier companies allow you use a provided tracking number on their website to locate your shipment.