Whistl has become the first company to secure a postal contract with the Government of Northern Ireland which will see it process 20m items of mail a year. The five-year deal will see the carrier collect mail from a number of departments and public sector bodies within the government, sort it, and transport it to Royal Mail for final mile delivery. The departments listed in the contract include those of education, health, finance and transport. To meet the workload from […]
Royal Mail is planning a nationwide roll out of its ‘Delivery to Neighbour’ service in late September, to bring its final mile service more in line with competitors. Currently the only major delivery company not offering the service, it is awaiting regulatory approval from Ofcom, which will allow Royal Mail to deliver large parcels and items that require a signature to neighbours when customers are out. Mike Newnham, Royal Mail’s chief customer officer, says: “The results of the trial showed […]
Whistl has confirmed that it will be ending its final mile delivery service, which it suspended last month.
Royal Mail is to make deeper cost savings across the business, as its half-year results report a 1% rise in group turnover.