Tracking & post codes


The last century has been met by prolific transformation changing the way our roads operate and ultimately how geographical provinces are segmented. A demographic, technological and social advance combined has meant that it was imperative to adopt new ways of transporting items from A to B. Our postal system extensions only date back to around 1785, which sounds like a long time ago but in this case ignore the timeline. Initially, transportation of goods only existed within local domains or as far as coaches was able to travel. It wasn’t until the early 1840’s where the system parallel attributes of current procedures. Letters were often vaguely addressed, which lead to an inevitable mountain of undelivered mail.

The development of postal codes was a slow process to say the least. Sir Rowland Hill introduced the first system of postal borderlines in London in 1856, phasing in over the course of 2 years. At first there were only ten postal codes listed all coinciding with points of a compass (N, W, E, S). During 1860 the system expanded to other notably large British cities such as Manchester and Liverpool taking an almost finalised form from 1959-1974. Devising and assigning alphanumeric codes for postal districts, sub districting, globalisation relating to both trade and motoring have all contributed to the customisable way that we can receive deliveries today. We can pinpoint deliveries to their exact location-using parcel tracking not only tracing postal locations but opening up the possibility of same day couriering.

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