The Changing Postal and Delivery Sector: Towards A by Michael Crew, Pier Luigi Parcu, Timothy Brennan

By Michael Crew, Pier Luigi Parcu, Timothy Brennan

This booklet addresses a few of the significant matters dealing with postal and supply prone during the global. Postal operators around the globe were gradual to handle the threats from and possibilities created via digital festival. the ecu fee and member states are wrestling with those matters, whereas while carrying on with to accommodate the interrelated problems with enforcing access into postal markets and preserving the common provider legal responsibility. The Postal responsibility and Enhancement Act of 2006 within the U.S. exacerbated monetary and managerial difficulties confronted via USPS that lead to half from digital substitution for letter supply. produced from unique essays by means of well known researchers within the box, this ebook addresses the hot fact of the postal and proposes ways that postal operators may possibly reinvent themselves. concerns mentioned comprise cross-border parcel supply, e-commerce, the transformation of postal networks, and the consequences of postal liberalization. This ebook should be of curiosity to postal operators, regulatory commissions, consulting enterprises, rivals and clients, specialists within the postal economics, legislations, and enterprise, and people charged with the accountability for designing and imposing postal zone regulations. Researchers in regulatory economics, transportation expertise, and commercial association also will locate priceless details during this volume.

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In that case, in addition to the ageing effect outlined above, in place of an accessibility effect there is an “acceptance effect”. 4 Hypothetical Scenarios (i) Outline of hypothetical scenarios. Given the high degree of uncertainty about the future course of the e-substitution of B2C business mail, two hypothetical scenarios were evaluated using the framework set out in Sect. 3. In both, e-substitution advances significantly further than the estimates for 2012 leading to a very high level of e-substitution overall and are referred to as the “Lower rate of advance of e-substitution” scenario (LES) and “Higher rate of advance of e-substitution” scenario (HES).

In the letter post and the parcel segments, POs have made increasing use of digitalization and Internet-based applications at several points of the value chain. In the letter post segment, POs have created electronic delivery services, such as electronic mailboxes and so-called hybrid mail. In the parcel and express market, many USPs have adopted technological innovations in order to retain and reinforce their advantageous market position in B2C parcel delivery. Such innovations include tracking and tracing techniques, notification services about the status of shipments, flexible delivery points, parcel lockers, expansion toward logistics with all-in-one solutions.

Several of the incumbent POs have tried to decrease costs by developing their post office network in various potential directions. One method is decreasing the number of post offices, where this is unrestricted by the USO. , retail outlets, grocery stores). In some cases, instead, the densely distributed postal infrastructure has been used as a competitive advantage with which to enter new markets. 2 Business Diversification Aside from innovating in their core postal activities, several USPs have chosen to diversify their businesses by leveraging existing assets, such as infrastructure, customer base, reputation and distinctive competencies.

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