According to the association for Danish internet commerce, the Danes bought in 2018 197 million different purchases.
There are many packages that are sent to and around Denmark. We buy online as never before. It is much easier for us, and not least, timesaving. When we buy things online, we also often get a tracking number – also called track and trace. With such a number, we have the opportunity to track the exciting journey of our packages from the store to the destination.
This allows us to arrange to be at home to receive the package, and we can also keep an eye on the time it takes to receive the package. This means we can’t help but be nervous about whether the package is on its way or not. But did you also know that you can use track and trace for the packages you send yourself?
How does it work?
With track and trace, or tracking number, you follow your package in how far it has reached its path. This is possible as the packages are constantly being scanned as they are received somewhere and when they leave somewhere on the journey. It can be scanned because of the package label you put on your package before sending it. This label consists of a bar code that becomes your package’s ID number. This means that it can now be scanned. This means that you can keep track of your package, wherever it is, and especially when the recipient can expect the package to arrive. If you send your parcels abroad, this can also mean that you are told whether your parcel is stuck in the customs.
Track and trace does not matter which company you choose to ship your package. Therefore, it can always be done. This does not matter whether you use DHL, GLS, UPS, Postnord or DAO. If you are the recipient of the package yourself, you often get a track and trace number, which you must enter at DHL, GLS, UPS, Postnord or DAO’s website, in order to track your package. Another idea is to use pakke.dk, which can always help track packages.
The environment and circular economy
With track and trace you keep an eye on the company that is shipping your package. You thus ensure that your package is in control. It is becoming more and more common for us to have a circular economy. When I finish using a piece of clothing, you can buy it from me instead of throwing it out. We are moving away from the use-and-throw away culture. Of course, this also means that we send even more packages.
Here it can be a great advantage to have a track and trace number so that you and your recipient can keep an eye on your package when it is on its way to your recipient. In these situations, the recipient is suddenly your customer, and a customer must have a good experience. Then you avoid complaints or the package gets completely gone.