End-to-end data as the backbone for e-commerce delivery networks

IPC continues to further deploy and embed its major transformation to meet market needs. Delivery networks operated by IPC are fuelled by e-commerce and driven by data: data ensures that the whole supply chain – from e-tailer to end-customer – operates and delivers fast and seamlessly. Therefore sourcing data provision is a corner stone of the e-commerce model and a key focus for IPC.

Data Platform as a Service

As international mail moves through the postal network, it generates business-critical data at source as well as in the postal pipeline. All operational postal events captured through barcode scans, RFID reads or MRDs are stored and exchanged through IPC’s Data Hub, which delivers all data services for a wide range of IPC services – including IPC’s e-commerce solutions, the Global Customer Service System and international postal networks, like EMS, EPG, KPG and PRIME.

This approach – Data Platform as a Service (dPaaS) – represents a new method to efficiently blend people, processes and technologies. Click on the image for a close-up on our approach.

What we do

In short, IPC develops and manages networks and technologies – such as RFID and barcode tracking – to track items going through the postal delivery chain. These tracked postal events are gathered and centralised in IPC’s Data Hub, where this data can be used for a wide range of services and tools provided to members and postal networks.