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Swiss Post measures make online shopping easier

Swiss Post is introducing a number of new measures this fall that will help make the online shopping and delivery experience easier for customers in Switzerland. In 2014, the e-commerce market in the country grew by more than 7% and Swiss Post’s new measures will help to ensure that shoppers receive their ordered goods at a time and place of their choosing.

The first new measure will be the introduction of a customer login portal for online shopping, where customers can select their Swiss Post profile containing their personal details and delivery addresses, which are then used by the shopping website for their order. This means that personal data and delivery addresses only need to be entered once, and that the online shops no longer require their own address management. Customers simply click on the relevant tab and enter their username and password.

The second measure is the extension of evening and Saturday delivery times, and the trial introduction of Sunday deliveries. The trial will take place in the cities of Zurich, Geneva, Lausanne and Basel.

In 2016, Swiss Post will launch a system that allows for the individual management of parcels and registered letters. As soon as a consignment is on its way, the customer will be able to use a consignment cockpit on the Swiss Post website to select whether the consignment should be delivered to a home address or to an alternative address. In addition, customers will be able to use the cockpit to set their personal delivery preferences.

October 7, 2015

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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.

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UPS delivery drivers trained using VR simulations

UPS has announced that it will start training student delivery drivers to spot and identify road hazards using virtual reality (VR) headsets that simulate the experience of driving on city streets. The company will launch VR training at nine UPS Integrad training facilities in September.

To read more about the training simulation, click here.

16 August, 2017


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