Mongol Post, Mongolia’s postal delivery service, has chosen what3words as its addressing platform for deliveries nationally.
Mongolia, although nearly as big as the EU, does not have a consistent addressing systems. This leads to descriptive directions, i.e. “opposite the petrol station”, which sometimes are the only way to pinpoint a specific location.
What3words is based on a ‘global grid of 57 trillion, three metre by three metre squares’ with each square having an exclusive three word address. Consumers in Mongolia will be able to access this address via a free app.
“I have been working at the Mongol Post company for ten years now,”said Mr. Batsaikhan Tsedendamba, CEO of Mongol Post. “During this time, we have been presented with numerous local and international addressing systems and technologies. Of them all, I believe what3words is the most user-friendly and optimal technology. We are glad to be introducing this innovation, particularly as we see increasing numbers of postal consumers. We are confident that our cooperation will be a successful one.”
Chris Sheldrick, CEO and co-founder of what3words said: “We are on a mission to change the way people communicate location, because we want to make the world a more efficient, less frustrating and safer place. Using what3words across the country will help Mongolia leapfrog many nations that still rely on outdated and poorly performing addressing systems.”