e-com firms knock on India Post for last mile connectivity
As online retail has come of age in the country, e-commerce firms have begun to knock on the India Post doors for quick delivery of parcels. Though they have been using its services for some time in a small way, the Diwali sale saw ahuge shift, with “almost all e-com firms” used our network to deliver the voluminous orders they got. Seeing the spurt in demand, India Post has launched the Same Day parcel delivery service.
Royal Mail to “transform parcel tracking” with £130m investment
Royal Mail is investing £130m in 76,000 new hand-held devices to provide better tracking capabilities for its parcel services. The company has handed a supply contract to telecommunications giant BT to provide the technology over few years. As well as boosting tracking capabilities, the new investment is expected to help improve the flexibility of Royal Mail’s parcel deliveries. It will mean householders can manage their shipments more easily, for example by telling Royal Mail a safe place in which to leave an item if they are not at home to receive it.
TZ Limited wins tender from Pos Malaysia for electronic parcel lockers
TZ Limited is poised for further revenue growth with the receipt of a formal letter of award for the supply, installation and support of electronic parcel lockers for Pos Malaysia Berhad. TZL expects to have entered into the formal supply agreement within the next thirty (30) days with Pos Malaysia. The win follows on similar orders from other postal service providers in South East Asia including Singapore Post and Pos Indonesia.
NetSuite and Australia Post Partner to Transform Omnichannel Parcel Delivery and Collection, to Support Customer-Centric Commerce
Australia Post and NetSuite, the industry’s leading provider of cloud-based financials/ERP and omnichannel commerce software suites, plan to collaborate and build the Australia Post SuiteApp on top of NetSuite’s cloud business management suite, leveraging its powerful SuiteCloud development platform. The integrated solution aims to transform parcel delivery and collection processes ranging from parcel rates, label printing, parcel dispatching and track and trace, to parcel lockers and parcel collect—all in the cloud, in real-time and via any device.
DPD Germany to launch “digital parcel label” next year
DPD Germany is introducing a new “digital parcel label” that will mean online shoppers no longer need to print out a shipping label to return items to retailers. It will be available for all small business and individual shippers using DPD’s online parcel shipping portal DPD Web Parcel, and also for e-commerce platforms like eBay. The digital parcel label will take the form of a QR code sent to a mobile phone of a shipper or online shopper when a parcel shipment is booked. Instead of needing to print out a label, the shipper takes their phone to a DPD Parcel Shop and has the QR code scanned.