A: May I ask, after I send the parcel, will I be able to track it?
B: Sure. If you go to the post office Web site inquiry page and enter the reference number, and you will be able to check its progress.
A: What’s the reference number?
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B: It’s a series of numbers on the sender’s copy of the waybill, under the barcode, starting with the letter E, 13 digits long in total.
B: 就是寄件收執聯上的一串號碼，在條碼底下，英文字母 E 開頭，一共十三碼。
(Translated by Paul Cooper, Taipei Times／台北時報林俐凱)
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