The CEN (European Committee for Standardisation) endorses the GS1 Serial Shipping Container Code (SSCC) as end-to-end parcel tracking number. This means every sender will follow the same standard that attributes a unique code to each parcel, independently from which courier service is chosen. Listen to Jan Somers, CEO of GS1 Belgium & Luxembourg on this important decision.

Tracking the parcel’s journey from sender to consumer

When announicng this decision in June, GS1 explained it was about creating an end-to-end delivery network. It is the result of a collaborative effort by representatives from postal organisations, online retailers, couriers, express and parcel service providers. All handlers of the parcel will be able to track the parcel’s journey from sender to consumer and also, back to the sender for a consumer’s return.

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