Digital Innovation of the Year:
SNAILE’S MAIL NOTIFICATION TECHNOLOGY
The problem: From 2014, Canada Post decided to stop door-to-door delivery in some areas to save costs, instead placing everything in a single community mailbox (CMB). But how will people know when something has been delivered, or avoid a wasted journey if nothing is there at all? The solution: mail notification technology from Snaile, installed at the CMB and sending an alert when post arrives.
New Business Diversification of the Year:
POSTI’S HOME SERVICES DIVISION
Finland’s Posti Group launched the Home Services division in May 2016 to expand its last-mile services. A specific division was created to distance the new
offering from the existing corporate structure.
Why did French company Solystic triumph in this year’s Supplier of the Year category? One word: innovation. “We look at innovation as a way to bring a real, concrete value to our customers and partners,” says Maurizio Puppo, Solystic’s director of marketing and communications.
France’s La Poste has had a busy year. Much of that has been spent transforming the business, helping it to achieve better profits and strong growth,
fending off the competition and readying itself for further improvement.
UPS has successfully tested a home delivery drone that launches from the top of a UPS package car while the driver continues separate deliveries.
The drone autonomously delivered a package to a home, returning to the vehicle upon successful completion. The test was conducted in Lithia, Florida, with the help of Ohio-based battery-electric truck and drone developer Workhorse Group.
International parcel delivery provider DPDgroup has produced a 360º virtual reality video that enables the viewer to experience the journey made by a parcel in first person, from collection to delivery. To experience the fully immersive experience on a smartphone, users can download the DPD VR Experience application at Android or Apple stores.
10 January, 2017
Delegates from the logistics and delivery sector will gather in Arlington, Virginia, on March 21-22, 2017, for PostalVision 2020/7.0 – Business NOT As Usual. Ahead of the conference, John Callan, co-founder of the PostalVision 2020 initiative, explores the disruptive influences and innovators that have shaped the modern postal sector.
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Patrick Armstrong, CEO of technology developer Snaile, speaks to Postal and Parcel Technology International about the potential threat posed by parcel lockers, and what can be done to nullify the problem.
February 14, 2017 Click here to read more
Ian Kerr, founder and host of the Postal Hub Podcast, presents highlights of research into the current progress of drone postal deliveries in the USA.
February 6, 2017
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