Pitney Bowes teams up with Shippit
Retail logistics software platform Shippit has announced a partnership with Pitney Bowes, a global technology company that provides commerce solutions in the areas of e-commerce, shipping, mailing, finance and data, to provide small business customers more choice and flexibility for parcel delivery services.
The tech-enabled integration with Shippit will give customers using a Pitney Bowes SendPro device, access to last mile delivery technology. Customers will have a choice of different market leading couriers and service options, including standard delivery with CouriersPlease, Allied Express, TNT and Fastway, as well as same day delivery with Allied Express and Bonds.
A Pitney Bowes spokesperson said: “The recent Pitney Bowes Parcel Shipping Index revealed that optimising ‘last mile’ delivery is now a key concern and motivation for innovation, especially as consumer expectations shift from 2-day delivery, to 1 day and even 2 hours. The data revealed Australians shipped 864 million parcels in 2018, which means an average of 34 parcels per person and 2.36 million parcels shipped every day.
“The Index also revealed 2018 as the first year that revenue from the parcel segment surpassed revenue from the mail segment for all major postal companies around the globe. Having an all-in-one shipping and mailing solution, like SendPro+, can help businesses cope with the continued increase in parcel sending. The partnership with Shippit means it’s now even easier for these customers to choose the best sending option each time, without being locked in to a certain courier. Customers can easily compare shipping rates and delivery times to choose what works for them. Working with Shippit, we are making parcel sending more convenient, easier, faster, and cost-efficient.”
The integration marks Shippit’s foray into new avenues of technology, from its original online platform to a new product pipeline tailored to the B2B sector and focused on bringing enterprise-grade technology to the broader business community. The announcement builds on the company’s ongoing work to grow its international reach and broaden its ability to provide smarter, more cost-effective and efficient shipping options to businesses around the world.
Shippit joint CEO and co-founder Rob Hango-Zada, said: “Pitney Bowes are the global leader in their field and we’re proud to have the opportunity to provide Shippit’s technology to countless business who trust Pitney Bowes for their most important deliveries. The partnership means small medium businesses can access a variety of enterprise-level delivery options at a low cost, right from their own office.
“Changing market conditions, the increasing immediacy of business interactions and the need to provide outstanding customer experiences means businesses are looking for the most cost-effective, yet fast way to get important deliveries to their customers. Our ability to aggregate information from multiple carriers and streamline the whole delivery process for users means that we’re in a unique position to meet the needs of Pitney Bowes’ customers and solve a lot of the issues they have traditionally faced when it comes to the delivery process. We’re putting an end to terrible fulfilment and delivery experiences and let businesses focus on what they do best,” he said.