As one of the world’s most sparsely populated countries, a traditional street, house number & postcode address simply doesn’t work in a country where many people still lead Nomadic lives.
So from this September, Mongol Post will use oddly poetic three-word codes for addresses.
They bought the licence from British start-up What3Words, who has mapped the world into 57 trillion patches of 9m2 and given each one a unique three-word identity.
What3Words could have big implications for the fulfilment of online deliveries, and not only in places lacking accurate postal systems. It could be used to give delivery drivers – or even drones – a much more specific address (such as a particular entrance of a large building) or to specify that a delivery should go to your back garden rather than front door.
Happy Friday everyone!