If you’re using a local Post for shipping parcels, it’s important that you can track them after dispatching. Therefore, the search number is the key to doing so. In this article, I’ll explain to you how to get and utilize a tracking id, to enhance your courier experience to the next level.
Pakistan Post Tracking Number
In simple terms, a tracking number is a unique identifier assigned to each shipment that enables you to monitor its status during the transit period. Since Pak Post offers a variety of services to their precious clients for each service they have a different number format.
For instance, the format for Cash on Delivery (COD) shipments is “CODXXXXXXXXX”, where “X” represents a unique 9-digit number. It is important to have your tracking handy when tracking your shipment to ensure that you can easily locate its status.
Another word you may hear many times, as it is the synonym for tracking. These tracking IDs play a vital role when it comes to shipment on-time arrivals.
Format of Tracking IDs
As I said earlier with a vast range of services, the ID format varies for each delivery option. Below are some of the most demanding ones and their structures:
Cash on Delivery (COD)
With COD, the recipient can pay for the item upon delivery. The tracking number format for COD is “CODXXXXXXXX”, with “X” representing a unique 8-digit number.
For instance, “COD12345678”.
Value Payable Post (VPP)
This service allows the sender to collect the payment for the item upon delivery. VPP tracking numbers follow the format “VPPXXXXXXXX”, where “X” represents a unique 8-digit number.
For example, “VPP12345679”.
Registered Letters (RGL)
RGL is for registry in registered letters or packages, but specifically where UMS service is not available such as in remote areas. The tracking number format for RGL is “RGLXXXXXXXX”, with “X” representing a unique 8-digit number.
For instance, “RGL12345678”.
Urgent Mail Service (UMS)
UMS provides fast and efficient delivery of letters and packages within Pakistan. The tracking number format for UMS is “UMSXXXXXXXX”, with “X” representing a unique 8-digit number.
For example, “UMS12345678”.
Express Mail Service (EMS)
EMS is an expedited international delivery service for letters and packages. The tracking number format for EMS is “EMSXXXXXXXX”, with “X” showing an 8-digit combination.
For instance, “EMS23456789”.
For those who are finding a Post helpline to get assistance regarding shipments. The helpline for customer support provides information on the current status and can help you get updates if any incident occurs. You can call their customer service center at +92 51 111-111-117.
How to Obtain a Pakistan Post Tracking Number?
If you prefer to handle your shipping in person, you can obtain a tracking number at your local Post office. Simply fill out the necessary forms and pay any associated fees. In fact, you don’t have to perform any exceptional work. Because it will automatically be affixed to a parcel when you book it at the counter.
Tips for Using Tracking Numbers Effectively
To make the most of your search ID, keep these tips in mind:
- Save it asap:
As soon as you receive your ID, make sure to save it somewhere safe. This will allow you to easily access it whenever you need to check on your shipment.
- Check Online Updates Regularly
To ensure that you’re up to date on the status of your shipment, check them regularly. This will give you an idea of the expected arrival.
That’s all about this topic. I hope you learned something new from this article. Let me know about your experience and ask for queries in the comment section below 😀.
Muhammad Hussain is a regular user of Pakistan Postal Services. He has sent and received dozens of parcels through the national post in the last three years. In this blog, he shares his experience based on official information from this organization. His aim is to educate readers about postal services in Pakistan. Also, how they can gain benefit from this affordable courier option rather than paying high costs.