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. 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.
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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