The main identifier of most postal goods now

The main identifier of most postal goods now

As RFID technology gradually enters the postal field, we can intuitively feel the importance of RFID technology for improving postal service processes and improving postal service efficiency.
So, how does RFID technology work on postal projects? In fact, we can use a simple way to understand the post office project, which is to start with the label of the package or order.

At present, each package will receive a barcode tracking label engraved with the UPU standardized identifier, called S10, in the format of two letters, nine numbers, and ending with two other letters,
for example: MD123456789ZX. This is the main identifier of the package, used for contractual purposes and for customers to research in the post office’s tracking system.

This information is captured in the entire postal process by manually or automatically reading the corresponding barcode. The S10 identifier is not only provided by the post office to contract customers
who produce personalized labels, but also generated on Sedex labels, for example, affixed to individual customer orders for branch counter services.

With the adoption of RFID, the S10 identifier will be kept in parallel with the identifier recorded on the inlay. For packages and pouches, this is the identifier in the GS1 SSCC
(Serial Shipping Container Code) standard.
In this way, each package contains two identifiers. With this system, they can identify each batch of goods circulating through the post office in different ways, whether it is tracked by barcode or RFID.
For customers serving at the post office, the attendant will affix RFID tags and link specific packages to their SSCC and S10 identifiers through the service window system.

For contract customers who request the S10 identifier through the network to prepare for shipment, they will be able to purchase their own RFID tags, customize them according to their personal needs,
and produce RFID tags with their own SSCC codes. In other words, with its own CompanyPrefix, in addition to interoperability when a package circulates through multiple service providers,
it also allows integration and use in its internal processes.Another option is to link the SGTIN identifier of the product with the RFID tag to the S10 asset to identify the package.
In view of the recent launch of the project, its benefits are still being monitored.

In such projects as postal services, RFID technology has a wide geographic coverage, dealing with the challenges of the diversity and mass of goods, and the construction standards of buildings.
In addition, it also involves the different needs of thousands of customers from the most diverse market segments. The project is unique and promising


Post time: Aug-30-2021