- 4 December 2019
- Transport / Logistics Services
Retail logistics shipping technology platform Shippit has announced it is working with global technology company Pitney Bowes to provide its small business customers more choice and flexibility for parcel delivery services.
Shippit customers using a Pitney Bowes SendPro device will have access to last mile delivery technology. They will have access to a choice of different delivery companies and service options that include standard delivery with CouriersPlease, Allied Express, TNT and Fastway, as well as same day delivery with Allied Express and Bonds.
A Pitney Bowes spokesperson said: “The recent Pitney Bowes Parcel Shipping Index revealed that optimising ‘last mile’ delivery is now a key concern and motivation for innovation, especially as consumer expectations shift from 2-day delivery, to 1 day and even 2 hours. The data revealed Australians shipped 864 million parcels in 2018, which means an average of 34 parcels per person and 2.36 million parcels shipped every day.
“The Index also revealed 2018 as the first year that revenue from the parcel segment surpassed revenue from the mail segment for all major postal companies around the globe. Having an all-in-one shipping and mailing solution, like SendPro+, can help businesses cope with the continued increase in parcel sending. The partnership with Shippit means it’s now even easier for these customers to choose the best sending option each time, without being locked in to a certain courier. Customers can easily compare shipping rates and delivery times to choose what works for them. Working with Shippit, we are making parcel sending more convenient, easier, faster, and cost-efficient.”
Shippit joint CEO and co-founder Rob Hango-Zada, said: “Pitney Bowes are the global leader in their field and we’re proud to have the opportunity to provide Shippit’s technology to countless business who trust Pitney Bowes for their most important deliveries. The partnership means small medium businesses can access a variety of enterprise-level delivery options at a low cost, right from their own office.
“Changing market conditions, the increasing immediacy of business interactions and the need to provide outstanding customer experiences means businesses are looking for the most cost-effective, yet fast way to get important deliveries to their customers. Our ability to aggregate information from multiple carriers and streamline the whole delivery process for users means that we’re in a unique position to meet the needs of Pitney Bowes’ customers and solve a lot of the issues they have traditionally faced when it comes to the delivery process. We’re putting an end to terrible fulfilment and delivery experiences and let businesses focus on what they do best,” he said.