Supplier Spotlight

How important is it for posts to have a clear brand identity?

News

CityPOST to undercut An Post mail rates for businesses by up to 21%

Irish independent postal operator CityPOST has launched a new business postal service called PostPICK-UP, which undercuts the costs associated with using the current universal provider An Post by up to 21%.

In March 2017, An Post announced that the standard domestic letter rate for items up to 100g within Ireland would increase from €0.72 (US$0.77) to €1.00 (US$1.07). CityPOST is offering free postal collection from businesses and delivery to anywhere in Ireland, or in 200 countries around the world for a rate of €0.79 (US$0.85) per letter.

Mail sent using CityPOST’s PostPICK-UP will be individually barcoded and can be tracked, from collection to delivery. Mail is scanned on collection, at sorting and on delivery by the CityPOST team.

Ian Glass (above), CEO of CityPOST, said, “CityPOST is delighted to launch our flagship product for businesses, PostPICK-UP. It is clear that post still has an important role to play for businesses. It is also clear that Irish businesses want to pay less for their postal service. CityPOST is delighted to deliver a choice that has been missing from the Irish postal market.

“We believe that there is a real opportunity to grow the postal market in Ireland, but this is only possible through innovation and developing new products, like PostPICK-UP, Hybrid mail and new price points. CityPOST’s strategy is to innovate, to disrupt, but also to partner with other providers, with the goal of creating a better system. Competition is good for postal services and customers and ultimately drives postal volumes.”

PostPICK-UP is the latest CityPOST service to be launched for Irish businesses. In January 2017, the independent provider launched iPOST, a hybrid mail, one-stop solution, providing free letterheads, free printing and free envelopes; and then processing, packing and posting a letter for just €0.89 (US$0.95) – less than the price of a stamp.

April 21, 2017


Video Exclusives


Nordic catches thieves stealing from moving delivery vehicles

Nordic postal operator PostNord has succeeded in catching a gang of thieves who had been stealing packages from the back of delivery trucks whilst traveling at speeds of up to 80kmph (50mph).

16 January, 2018


Drone footage of Hermes super hub

Hermes UK has opened its new purpose built, automated parcel distribution hub in Rugby, the biggest of its kind in the UK. The £31m (US$40m) development represents the most significant investment in the company’s history and will create more than 100 jobs. Located in Rugby, the Midlands super hub measures 270,000ft², the equivalent of 34 soccer pitches, and has the capability to efficiently process in excess of one million parcels each day.

23 August, 2017



RECEIVE THE
LATEST NEWS


Your email address:



Read Latest Issue

Read Latest Issue

Exclusive Articles

Ian Kerr founder of the Postal Hub Podcast, and Marek Różycki, managing partner at Last Mile Experts, take a closer look at the 2017 peak season. January 16, 2018 
Click here to read more


Matthew Robertson, co-CEO of parcel data management platform NetDespatch, examines five key trends set to shape the e-commerce industry in 2018   December 14, 2017
Click here to read more


Kushal Nahata, co-founder and CEO, FarEye, provides some top tips on how to avoid delivery headaches during the fast approaching Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping bonanza   November 21, 2017
Click here to read more



Supplier Spotlight

Supplier SpotlightClick here for listings and information on leading suppliers covering all aspects of the postal technology industry. Want to see your company included? Contact helena.hunt@ukimediaevents.com for more details.

Submit your industry opinion

Industry BlogDo you have an opinion you'd like to share with the postal technology community? We'd like to hear your views and opinions on the leading issues shaping the industry. Share your comments by sending up to 500 words to helen.norman@ukimediaevents.com

Submit Your Recruitment Ad

Recruitment AdTo send us your recruitment advertising or to receive information on placing a banner please email helena.hunt@ukimediaevents.com