Postal identifier - what is it?
Since recently, FSUE Russian Post has switched to international standards of customer service. This implies, in addition to improving the quality of service and computerization and automation of the maximum number of mail processes, the use of such a new concept for Russians as a mail identifier. Its use helps not only to track all items on the way of the mail, from its reception and to delivery to the addressee, but also to store information about it in the database. This greatly facilitates the search for missing mail items, and also helps the sender and recipient of letters or wrappers to somehow control the delivery process.
Inside the Russian postal identifier is a number of 14 numeric characters, and looks like this: for example, 347922 (52) 00256 9.
For such numbers, you can find out, first of all, the exact place of departure of parcels, parcels or letters. The fact is that the first 6 digits of this code indicate the postal code of the particular post office that accepted the shipment. Even if the sender has indicated a different address on the address label of the parcel or the accompanying letterhead to it, the identifier of the postal item will allow to unmistakably ascertain the specific point of dispatch. Such information is very useful when it is necessary to find the sender, who for some reason or other is hiding from the addressee.
It is worth noting that such numbers are assigned only to registered mail items, which include:
- A registered letter or a registered parcel.
- Letter with declared value or valuable parcel.
- A parcel.
- A small package.
- International parcel.
These items can always be tracked and know exactly when and to whom they were handed. But simple letters and parcels postal identifier is not assigned, so it is virtually impossible to find out their fate after the dispatch. This should be taken into account when sending important letters, documents, etc., because when sending them by simple mail, there is a risk of losing them forever. Despite the fact that registered mail items cost a bit more than simple ones, sometimes it is worth overpaying for guaranteed delivery.
How to find outmail ID
When receiving any registered mail, the communication operator is obliged to issue a receipt to the client, indicating the address of the recipient, his surname (without initials), the postal code of the recipient, the amount paid for the transfer, and the identifier itself. This check should be kept until the receipt of the parcel or parcels to those to whom it was addressed. After receiving the payment receipt, the sender can find information about his mail in the FSUE Russian Post database. It should be noted that the data about it will not appear in the database at once - usually it happens one to two days after sending.
After this time, the information from each post office (usually centralized centralized stations) enters this database and, entering the postal identifier specified in the payment receipt, into the special section "Tracking postal items" on the official site of the Russian Post, you can easily find out the location of your parcel, letter or parcel.
If you are not the sender, but the recipient of the letter or parcel, but, nevertheless, want to follow its fate, you can request this information from the sender. Usually, all firms that sell via the Internet network independently provide the mail identifier to the recipient, which allows not only to track the way of sending, but also to file claims to the post office in the event that the notification of the necessity to receive the parcel was not delivered to you, while the parcel was in the liaison office.