The Internet has disrupted postal services, but e-commerce offers avenues to adapt. David McRedmond, CEO of Ireland’s postal service, An Post, explains how the parcel industry is embracing new technology.
How is An Post applying innovation?
As one of the leading postal operators in Europe, we are seizing e-commerce opportunities through new technology. One new platform is AddressPal, which enables Irish customers to purchase from UK websites that don’t currently deliver to Ireland by providing them with UK addresses. AddressPal then has their purchases dispatched onwards to Ireland.
How do you support Irish businesses?
These days, An Post works with companies across all sectors. For example, we recently launched Post Logistics, a high-quality, standardized freight-forwarding and groupage service for small-medium sized companies exporting from Ireland to the UK and Europe.