Speed post is a service for delivering parcels to domestic and international places for the general public. Speed post works as a third party to deliver parcels, postcards, gifts, and letters from one person to another. India post started the delivery system in 1986 for faster and secure delivery.
Speed post service takes a minimum of 2-3 days to deliver an item, though it only depends on how far the location is. Now, the consignment number is an online tracking system for shipment. Once the order gets confirm you can simply track the order information as the consignment number helps to check your good’s status.
The consignment batch has a 13 digit number and it is allotted with every parcel. You will get the consignment number right after the shipment, and if you want, you can check the status using the consignment number. Don’t worry, it is easy to get the result in few seconds, and you can do this online.
To track speed post online, Visit the official site https://www.indiapost.gov.in/_layouts/15/DOP.Portal.Tracking/TrackConsignment.aspx and enter Consignment Number in the first box. Next, Evaluate the Expression and click the search button. The status will be displayed on the next page.
If you do not want to check through online, you can track the order by sending an SMS at 166 or 51969. When you as a customer go and hand over the parcel to the post office, they will receive it and give you a receipt. You can see a 13 digit number over the receipt with the combination of alphabets and numbers. That’s the consignment number you have to careful of, as this number only the way you can track the parcel’s location.
Now, here are some techniques that you will understand where the parcel is coming from. It is kind of tricky at the same time very interesting. The consignment number of 13 digits, includes numbers as well as alphabets. But do you know the meaning of them? Here is the answer:
- In the first letter, it indicates the form of the post. If the post mode is Speed post, then the letter will be E, as E stands for EMS (Express mail service).
- Then the second alphabet denotes the state code, like if it shows K then the K denotes Karnataka state. If it will be the letter M it stands for Maharastra.
- Other than that, EA, EB, EX modes are for corporate customer usage like Pan card tracking, Bank cheque, Passport, etc.
- In the end, there is IN which addresses India.
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If you are trying to know how you can post and track the parcel, we are hoping this information will help you. By the end, you will understand how much important a consignment number is in speed post. If you need any assistance regarding speed post, feel free to contact us.