The postal, parcels and express podcast
In the USA, traditional mail volume has been declining for many years. The number of letters sent by American adults has been falling since 1996. But Americans’ use of the mail has great variation, according to a report by the USPS OIG. I chat with two of the report's authors. Also: Australia Post testing the use of tablets in post offices.
Dean Maciuba from Last Mile Experts joins me for part two of our discussion on Amazon, e-commerce fulfilment, and the last mile.
Ireland's An Post is launching a ground-breaking new e-commerce project to set up online stores for local businesses...free! In this exclusive interview, An Post Director of Mails, Liam O'Sullivan, gives us the inside running on elocal.it
UPS recently announced it will impose a peak shipping charge during selected weeks in November and December 2017. What will this mean for the delivery sector? Joining me to analyse the new UPS peak shipping charge is e-commerce and shipping expert Jon Northorpe from the Thought Group.
Is there such a thing as innovation in letters? Is there a future in marketing mail? Mark Fallon from the Berkshire Company and Judy Frothingham from Imagitas bring their expertise to these topics.
E-commerce fulfilment specialist, speaker and author Jonathan Reeve joins me to talk about delivering e-commerce. We cover e-commerce fulfilment models, last-mile consolidation, and (of course) Amazon.
Ivan Čulo was appointed CEO of Hrvatska Pošta (Croatia Post) in January 2017, and has big plans for the Croatian postal operator. He outlines his vision for the post and some of the challenges it faces in this in-depth interview.
There's a lot of buzz about crowd-sourced delivery... so I decided to go to the (ahem) source to find out what's really going on. Ari Kestin, CEO of crowd-sourced delivery platform Nimber, is my special guest.
Will autonomous vehicles bring savings to the delivery and transport sectors? Supply chain consultant Charles Edwards looks at real-life examples from the mining sector, and discusses how autonomous vehicles could change the delivery world.
Marek Różycki from Last Mile Experts on the post office’s role in e-commerce, delivery, and how competition and partnership can co-exist in the post office and delivery network.
The US Postal Service needs to undergo radical disruption and change if it is to move forward, according to Dean Maciuba from 4Front Consulting. Dean outlines strategies for the USPS to profitably manage lower revenue from First Class Mail and the huge growth in the lower-margin parcel business.
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