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  • Royal Mail
    25 March 2015
    ROYAL MAIL INTRODUCES NEW SIMPLIFIED POSTCODE ADDRESS FILE LICENSING ARRANGEMENTS

Royal Mail is introducing its simplified Postcode Address File (PAF) licence arrangements on 1 April 2015.

The new licence was announced in April last year following extensive consultation and engagement with the market. It is designed to widen take-up of PAF, encourage its greater use and meet the current and future needs of users, solutions providers and developers of PAF-based products in today’s diverse marketplace.

  • Royal Mail
    24 March 2015
    Royal Mail announces a range of improvements to its international services

Royal Mail is extending its International Tracked & Signed service for businesses and individuals exporting to 10 new countries around the world. From 30th March, customers will be able to track the progress of items sent from the UK to 53 countries worldwide and obtain a signature on delivery. 

The new countries are: Spain, Turkey, Cyprus, Serbia, Latvia, Moldova, United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, Malaysia and Cambodia.

  • Royal Mail
    23 March 2015
    BEBINGTON CH63 POSTCODE IS THE MOST DESIRABLE PLACE TO LIVE AND WORK IN ENGLAND

Royal Mail has commissioned a study of postcode districts to find the most desirable places to live and work in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

The study, by the Centre for Economic and Business Research (Cebr), calculated the most desirable areas based on a range of factors including good schools, access to green spaces, good employment prospects, affordable housing and average commuting times.

  • Royal Mail
    18 March 2015
    Royal Mail launches portal to help online retailers improve returns experience for customers

 Royal Mail today announced the launch of a new portal to help online retailers better manage returns while also improving the experience for their customers.

The returns portal gives retailers full visibility of returned items – from exactly which items are being returned, from which customer and for what reason. This will enable retailers to improve stock management because they will know what return items to expect each day and can plan ahead with future orders and despatch times.

  • Royal Mail
    17 March 2015
    ROYAL MAIL AIMS TO DELIVER FOR THE STROKE ASSOCIATION WITH NEW FUN RUN

Taking place in Birmingham (10th), Glasgow (17th) and London (24th), this year marks the first time the company has established a series of community-wide runs. This year the money raised will go to Royal Mail’s Charity of the Year, the Stroke Association.

  • Royal Mail
    17 March 2015
    ROYAL MAIL AIMS TO DELIVER FOR THE STROKE ASSOCIATION WITH NEW FUN RUN

Royal Mail is encouraging families to put their best foot forward this May by taking part in the company’s new 5km or 10km fun runs.

Taking place in Birmingham (10th), Glasgow (17th) and London (24th), this year marks the first time the company has established a series of community-wide runs. This year the money raised will go to Royal Mail’s Charity of the Year, the Stroke Association.

  • Royal Mail
    10 March 2015
    Neuroscience reveals impact of mail on the brain

Neuroscience techniques have revealed that mail activates the area of the brain responsible for long term memory encoding (LTME) more strongly than other media.

The neuroscience research involved 163 participants – one of the largest media studies of its kind - and found that mail has an effect that means recall will be more readily triggered later on.  In particular, mail has a 32 per cent more powerful effect on LTME than email, and 72 per cent higher than TV.  LTME is one of the key metrics for advertising effectiveness,

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    Royal Mail postman putting letters in letterbox with letter clip
    27 February 2015
    First and Second Class Stamp Prices

We have thought carefully about the impact on our customers and our own business before deciding to increase our stamped letter prices. We recognise how difficult it has been for householders and businesses in the recent tough economic conditions.

From 30 March, the price of a First Class stamp will increase by 1p to 63p and the price of a Second Class stamp will increase by 1p to 54p.

  • Royal Mail
    19 February 2015
    Royal Mail commemorates Colossus - a giant achievement in code-breaking

Royal Mail has issued a stamp to commemorate Colossus – the world’s first electronic, digital and programmable computer.  This is part of the Inventive Britain set of Special Stamps, issued on 19 February 2015. The stamps are on sale now from Royal Mail by phone on 03457 641 641 or from www.royalmail.com/inventivebritain and available from 8,000 Post Offices nationwide.

  • Royal Mail
    6 February 2015
    Brainiest postcodes revealed

Royal Mail has commissioned a study of the brainiest postcode districts in England and Scotland to celebrate the postcode, which was allocated to every address in Britain in 1974.

Steve Rooney, Head of Royal Mail’s Address Management Unit said: “Royal Mail’s study provides an insight into the academic heartbeat of the nation, as seen through the postcode, to mark the 40th anniversary of the allocation of postcodes to every address in Britain.

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