do "Shipping Tracking Code", "Consignment Number", "Shipping Code", "Shipping Number" share the same meaning?

I want to use a very short term to express "Shipping Tracking Code" (is kind of unique code that locates the shipping item"

Can i use "Shipping Number" or "Shipping Code"?


I would say that any term that does not include the word 'tracking' is not clear enough. In my experience, a package can have both a shipping or consignment number and a tracking number. I would suggest 'tracking number' as the clearest option, if that's a number you're going to be giving to a customer.

  • but "Tracking number" can be anything like web tracking number, Item tracking number. But I want Shipping Tracking Number – Kiti Feb 7 '14 at 12:44
  • Well, won't it be obvious it's a shipping tracking number given that it will be applied to an item being shipped? – ElendilTheTall Feb 7 '14 at 12:46
  • is this term ok "SSCC" (The serial shipping container code), en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_shipping_container_code – Kiti Feb 7 '14 at 12:58
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    Who will be using the number? Give some context. – ElendilTheTall Feb 7 '14 at 13:02
  • I am developing an Ordering system. Both buer & seller share the same info, if i just use the term "tracking code" then the seller can understand, but the buyer may be confused – Kiti Feb 7 '14 at 13:13

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