Parcel (package)

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Red Cross parcel

A parcel is a package bearing the name and address of the recipient in order to be routed through the services of a postal service or by express package delivery service to the recipient.

The size can range from a standard mail package to a box large enough to protect what is sent, up to a size that can be transported in a wheelbarrow. Nowadays[when?] parcels often bear a barcode so they can be tracked at all the stages up to their reception by the final recipient.[1] a barcode is a unique ID number or code assigned to parcel when send it to the recipient. a barcode itself is reference for the parcel itself to locate a parcel in various points of parcel transit when it shipped as well as providing convenient information for the customer end receiver.[2]


Books parcel

Parcels are used in the daily practice for sending and receiving goods. Normally they are integrated in a package using different types of recipients (cardboard boxes, wooden boxes, etc..) for helping a safe delivery to the final user.

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  1. ^ KENNETH C LAUDON; JANE PRICE LAUDON (2004). Sistemas de información gerencial: administración de la empresa digital. Pearson Educación. pp. 10–. ISBN 978-970-26-0528-7. Retrieved 11 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Parcel tracking". Retrieved 30 December 2019.


  • Stopford, M. (2009): Maritime economics, 3rd edition, Routledge.

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