We can offer significant reductions on priority, standard and economy postal services for direct marketing, bulk mail and eCommerce shipping through our wholesale access to postal authorities, publication and post press services, and private postal operators. Our global postal network truly reaches all corners of the globe.
As a mailing house, our buying power entitles us to large postal discounts, so we can pass savings on to our customers. We can also reduce your mailing costs by pre-sorting, barcoding and providing Downstream Access (DSA). By pre-sorting mail, we can reduce Royal Mail costs by up to 50%. Some direct marketing campaigns can qualify for further UK & International discounts and, by using only degradable, recycled or sustainable materials, we can access further postal discounts still.
We have impressive expertise in international mail. We use a network of direct entry points across the globe, delivering directly into foreign postal authorities to minimise transit times and cost. We follow the latest industry news and ensure we keep up-to-date with all the latest postal industry developments so we can keep passing more savings back to you.
Alongside your direct and bulk main requirements, postal services can also offer a cost-effective solution for eCommerce logistics, particularly to rest of world destinations where distribution cost is more important than speed. Postal tracking is rarely as sophisticated as courier track and trace, but it is improving as these authorities attempt to compete against the private couriers.
Returned mail is usually routed directly to us allowing us to capture the gone-away data to help clean your data, reducing costs for future campaigns.
When using postal operators for packet and parcel delivery, it’s important to remember online sales returns amount to as much as one-third of sales in some industries. The competitive nature of eCommerce has led to high customer expectation. According to the Royal Mail, 2 in 3 shoppers expect their returns to be free and easy. There is a great opportunity to stand out from your competitors with great returns offerings that reduce pick up times and expand the number of locations where customers can drop returns items off.
Royal Mail offers reliable returns with their Special Delivery Guaranteed Returns and Tracked Returns services enabling your customers to simply drop their returns at any Post Office® branch across the UK. You can either supply your customer with a returns label, let them print their own or they can use Post Office printing facilities.
Utilising a licenced service you can rely on Royal Mail’s International Business Parcels Returns service from 28 countries with part or fully paid options. Other private mail operators we work with have similar offerings also worth consideration.
Learn more about our ‘gone-away’ processing and returns management services.