Hermes UK to use PostTag across business after successful trial

After a six month trial, delivery company Hermes UK has announced it is to use address location technology specialist PostTag for all future deliveries across its business.

The trial of the PostTag system, that accurately checks, verifies and locates delivery addresses with no external input, has seen the first time delivery rate of the courier maintained despite the explosion in delivery volumes thanks to the pandemic.

Chris Ashworth, CIO at Hermes UK, said: “Since the start of the pandemic we have experienced a huge increase in parcel volumes and have invested in technology to help support our couriers in achieving safe and efficient deliveries. The PostTag platform is one of the steps we have taken, and we have seen over 600 million address verification enquiries using their technology. Based on this we have taken the decision to broaden their scope and deliver similar benefits across the business and for our customers sending parcels through our network.”

Paul Yewman, CEO, PostTag, said: “Hermes is just one of a number of the companies now reaping the benefits of our unique address technology. PostTag checks addresses across multiple data bases, behind the scenes, to ensure drivers get to the right delivery address, first time, without wasting time. The fact that our contract has been extended with an increased scope is testament to the success of this relationship and our solution.”