Royal Mail

  • Royal Mail
    3 November 2015
    Royal Mail secures new contract with ASOS and extends capacity for customer returns
Royal Mail today announces the extension of its 15 year relationship with ASOS, the global fashion destination for 20-somethings. Royal Mail has been awarded a new contract to deliver customer orders for ASOS. It has also extended its capacity to handle the brand’s customer returns by 25 per cent. 
 
  • Royal Mail
    26 October 2015
    Sending a Christmas card or present to Antarctica? Be quick as the ship sails soon!

We all know that Father Christmas lives at the North Pole.  But, during this festive season, spare a thought for the polar researchers and support staff from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) working in the Antarctic on environmental research projects to understand the continent.

Their work means they spend long periods of time away from their family and friends.  For them, Christmas cards and presents* delivered by Royal Mail from their loved ones in the UK are a heart-warming link to home at Christmas.

  • Royal Mail
    26 October 2015
    Royal Mail supports Public Health England’s ‘Stay Well This Winter’ campaign with postmark

Royal Mail has announced it will be issuing a special postmark in support of the ‘Stay Well This Winter’ campaign by NHS England and Public Health England.

  • Royal Mail
    20 October 2015
    Royal Mail adds over 1,200 new collection points to its Local Collect network

Royal Mail today announces the extension of its Local Collect network, the UK’s largest single click and collect service for online shoppers, with the addition of new collection points at 1,222 Royal Mail delivery offices. Local Collect is already available at 10,500* Post Office branches across the country.

  • Royal Mail
    19 October 2015
    Royal Mail supports ‘Get Safe Online Week’

Royal Mail has announced that it is supporting this week’s ‘Get Safe Online Week’, from Monday 19 to Saturday 24 October, with a special postmark. The postmark follows the publication of Royal Mail research around the risk of ID fraud when home moving.

  • Royal Mail
    14 October 2015
    Royal Mail celebrates 2015 Man Booker prize winner with postmark

Royal Mail is to issue a special postmark to celebrate the winning author of the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.    

Marlon was presented with the prestigious literary award for his novel A Brief History of Seven Killings last night. The trophy was handed over by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall at a ceremony at London’s Guildhall.  The announcement was broadcast live by the BBC.

Marlon was one of six authors who were shortlisted for the prize, which is celebrating its 47th year.

  • Royal Mail
    12 October 2015
    Royal Mail recruits 2,100 address detectives for festive address challenge

Royal Mail will be taking on around 2,100 temporary “address detectives” to handle millions of poorly addressed and written Christmas cards and letters every day during the busy festive period.

They will be recruited in Royal Mail sites in Plymouth, Stoke and Doxford (Sunderland) from mid-November to early January 2016.

Royal Mail estimates that on any peak day in the run up to Christmas, millions of cards and letters will not be able to be read by its automated sorting machinery either because:

  • Royal Mail
    2 October 2015
    Changes to surcharging of underpaid or unstamped mail

Royal Mail is introducing a simpler flat-rate charging structure for letters and parcels where insufficient postage or no stamps have been attached. The changes are designed to reduce delays in processing underpaid mail and minimise inconvenience for customers. Even with these changes, surcharge fees will not fully meet the cost to Royal Mail of handling mail where the appropriate postage has not been attached.

  • Royal Mail
    19 September 2015
    Royal Mail reveals the five letters that helped shape how we live today

Royal Mail has revealed the five letters that helped shaped the UK and the way we live as part of the company’s first National Letter Writing Week.

National Letter Writing Week, which started on Monday 14 September and runs all week, aims to celebrate the art of letter writing and encourage the nation to rediscover the joy of putting pen to paper. The campaign has been backed by the Prime Minister, David Cameron, who said that “it is a great opportunity to help engage young people and improve literacy.”

  • Royal Mail
    18 September 2015
    Royal Mail launches postmark for Greeting Cards Association’s ‘Thinking of You’ week

Royal Mail has joined forces with The Greeting Card Association to launch a special postmark to highlight the emotional power of sending and receiving greeting cards.

‘Thinking of You’ Week is a positive campaign that aims to encourage people to spread love, caring and happiness across the nation by sending a card a day during the last week in September.

The postmark will say ‘Thinking of You Week, Sending Cards Raises Smiles!’

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