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Networking for postal industry researchers

Helen Norman, editor for Postal Technology International, talks to professor Kristian J Sund, chairman for the Postal Research Network, about the ideas behind the group and what it hopes to achieve.

Free shipping – boom or bust

Market analyst Planet Retail discusses the pros and cons of free shipping for online purchases and whether or not the e-commerce market can continue to support such promotions

Window of opportunity

Following the development of a recyclable envelope with a glassine paper window, Postal Technology International speaks to Luca Palermo, Nexive CEO, about future developments and some of the challenges facing the postal industry

Launch platform

DPDgroup’s Jean-Luc Defrance and Atechsys’s Moustapha Kasbari speak to Postal Technology International about DPD’s recent drone delivery tests

Crack the code

Chris Sheldrick, CEO of what3words, explains how the system is working to simplify addressing across the globe

Difficult delivery

Brendan Pittaway explores Ireland’s long and winding road to getting its own postcode system

Keep the parcels moving

Solystic discusses how e-commerce growth is paving the way for greater cooperation, and how virtual identification may be the key to a standardized approach  

DHL trials car trunk parcel deliveries in Germany

DHL Parcel has partnered with Audi and Amazon to trial an innovative new service where customers can have parcels delivered directly to the trunk of their car. The trial will run from May 2015.

Amazon’s next move

Joris D’Incà, Michael Lierow and Sebastian Janssen from management consultancy firm Oliver Wyman explore Amazon’s potential move into the delivery logistics sector and how existing companies in the field can prepare for a new competitor 

Green machine

Paul Willis examines how the postal sector is at the forefront of the drive to cut carbon emissions and reduce man-made climate change

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