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Pitney Bowes Inc.’s expansion into software-powered logistics has helped the century-old company capture a piece of a booming e-commerce market sparked by the coronavirus outbreak, the company’s chief innovation officer says.
Pitney Bowes launched a door-to-door same-day delivery service within its SendPro platform, the company announced Tuesday. "Same Day Delivery rates are on par or slightly lower than the typical next day air service from the major carriers," Shemin Nurmohamed, senior vice president of product management at Pitney Bowes, said via email. The program is intended for shippers in locations that facilitate two-hour windows, shipping parcels weighing up to 50 pounds distances of 50 miles or fewer.
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In a report by Pitney Bowes and Morning Consult, researchers said “online shopping habits expedited by the pandemic are here to stay this holiday season.”
“The post-Covid era will usher in a new beginning for the talent landscape. Workplaces will be hybrid with a mix of remote and on-site operations.” – Ruchi Bhalla, VP Human Resources, Pitney Bowes India
As more consumers remain hunkered down at home, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the parcel sector continues to reap the benefits, in for form of increasing volumes. It is fair to say that was a key finding in the Parcel Shipping Index, which was issued this week by Stamford, Ct.-based Pitney Bowes, a global technology services provider of commerce solutions powering billions of transactions.
Pitney Bowes predicts global parcel volume will reach 220-262 billion annual parcel shipments by 2026 due to the quickening pace of e-commerce offerings from retailers and adoption from consumers around the world.
Last year, for the first time, over 100 billion parcels were sent worldwide, according to the current "Parcel Shipping Index" from Pitney Bowes. For comparison: in 2018 there were 87 billion shipments. In 2019, 3,248 parcels were sent per second worldwide.
Global e-commerce, shipping, mailing, data and financial services technology company Pitney Bowes has released its latest Parcel Shipping Index report, which found that global parcel volume surpassed 100 billion in 2019, reaching 103 billion.
Statistically speaking, hardly a week goes by in which the average German does not receive at least one parcel: private individuals and companies in this country received 3.65 billion consignments last year. And everything points to the fact that the industry around DHL and Hermes will beat this record again in 2020. That emerges from a study that the postal service provider Pitney Bowes will publish this Tuesday. If you calculate the sheer amount down to all residents, the average is 44 parcels per person per year.
Pitney Bowes have today released their latest Shipping Index which has found that global parcel volume surpassed 100 billion in 2019, reaching 103 billion. Forecasts predict that global parcel volume is likely to continue increasing due to uncertainty fueled by the global pandemic.
The growing national conversation around issues like social justice and sustainability has infiltrated retail too, particularly in relation to brand marketing. But new data from Pitney Bowes suggests that this emphasis may be outsized, with consumers choosing quality of experience over aligned values when push comes to shove.
Pitney Bowes Inc., known for its postage meter that was a staple in the pre-digital age, turns 100 this year, just in time to prove it knows how to make money in ecommerce.