Holiday peak season 2016

With the holiday season behind us, we will focus on how posts prepared for the busiest time of the year, what campaigns they put in place to attract consumers and more specifically what volumes were recorded for parcel and mail deliveries during the 2016 holiday season.

IPC supply chain solutions improving cross-border delivery

On 26-28 October, IPC will be present at the Air Cargo Forum and Exhibition in Paris. The event is organised by The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA), an organisation representing all sectors of the air cargo supply chain. This campaign looks at IPC's supply chain solutions, which look at improving the reliability and efficiency of cross-border mail transport. More specifically, IPC has developed a range of solutions aimed at aligning business process of posts and airlines in order to improve the quality of airmail transport.

Advertising's secret weapon is direct mail

In this month’s special dossier, IPC focuses on why direct mail is advertising's secret weapon. This dossier marks the occasion of the 2016 update of the IPC Direct Mail Guide, aimed at helping marketers prepare successful mailings as part of cross-channel marketing campaigns.


Holiday peak season 2015

With the holiday season behind us, we will focus on how posts prepared for the busiest time of the year, what campaigns they put in place to attract consumers and more specifically what volumes were recorded for parcel and mail deliveries during the 2015 holiday season.

Data-driven marketing

In the May 2015 topic in the spotlight we are looking at the power of direct mail and how postal operators can leverage data to boost e-Commerce sales and how they adapted to the new reality of omni-channel and data-driven marketing. Discover our special articles, interviews and key facts and figures to find out more.

Eco-driving

In the March special dossier, IPC focuses on eco-driving as a key tool in the sustainability programmes of postal organisations. Coincinding with the international eco-driving competition, IPC Drivers' Challenge organised in Finland beginning of March, IPC looks at how eco-driving can increase fuel efficiency, reduce the CO2 emissions and achieve substantial gains for postal organisations worldwide. Discover our special articles and interviews to find out more on eco-driving.

Holiday season peak 2014

For the January topic in the spotlight IPC focuses on the holiday season peaks through interviews, figures and analysis. Discover how posts have prepared for the busiest time of the year, what campaigns they put in place to attract consumers and more specifically what volumes were recorded for parcel and mail deliveries during the 2014 holiday season.

Sustainability in the postal industry

For the November topic in the spotlight IPC focuses on sustainability through interviews, video and analysis.  In an exclusive interview, Heikki Malinen, Itella CEO, highlights specific challenges due to geographic and climate conditions faced by the Finnish operator in achieving carbon reductions. Coinciding with the publication of the IPC Postal Sector Sustainability Report 2014, IPC places postal sector sustainability in the global environmental perspective, while taking a deeper look into corporate  environmental initiatives to reduce carbon emissions in the area of transport and buildings.

Sustainability in the postal industry

In the November 2015 special dossier, IPC focuses on sustainability. Coinciding with the publication of the 2015 IPC Sustainability report and the announcement that the participants in the IPC Environmental Measurement and Monitoring System (EMMS) have collectively reduced their carbon emissions by more than 20% compared to the 2008 baseline, thereby reaching the programme's target six years ahead of schedule. 

The power of direct mail

In this month’s special dossier, IPC focuses on the power of direct mail in today’s digital economy. This dossier marks the occasion of the launch of IPC’s first Direct Mail Guide, aimed at helping marketers prepare successful mailings as part of cross-channel marketing campaigns. The direct mail special dossier also includes exclusive interviews with direct mail experts from Canada Post and bpost, who share direct mail success stories. 

Innovation in the postal industry

Innovation is an important strategic focus for all postal operators who wish to adapt to the new consumer needs and market changes. Read our dedicated articles, interviews and case studies and learn more about how postal operators have adopted innovative initiatives, services and products.
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International Women's Day

Every year, on 8 March, the world celebrates the International Women's Day to honour the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. On this occasion, IPC has released some figures on the position and role of women in the postal workforce. Moreover, IPC has the honour of presenting an interview with Herna Verhagen, PostNL's CEO, about her experiences as a woman and the role of women in the postal industry.

Diversification and transformation

Postal operators around the globe have been actively pursuing growth opportunities in key business areas to diversify their business and adapt to the changing market environment. What are the areas postal operators have decided to operate in? What challenges they have encountered? What are the key facts and figures on mail and non-mail revenue? Find out more on the diversification and transformation process in the postal sector through our selection of articles, key facts and figures and case study.

The importance of an easy return solution for e-Commerce

Consumers are looking for a convenient, seamless e-Commerce experience and expect e-retailers as well as delivery operators to adapt to their needs. An important part of the e-Commerce value chain is the quality of the returns service. Find out more about consumer demands regarding returns, as well as about IPC's Common Return Platform, which has recently reached the milestone of 2m returned items.