Watch out for big changes in the Royal Mail as they restructure to adapt to the effect of deregulation and a general reduction in mailing volumes.
The reasons behind the reduction in volume are in the main attributable to the recession, as Banks and Finance Companies tighten up on lending and consequentially the associated Direct Mail. It’s also worth pointing out that a number of previously mailed documents, both transactional and marketing, are now being communicated electronically.
Couple this with the fact that DSA postal providers such as TNT are applying automation and mail collection services and you can see that the Royal Mail will require a controlled downsizing. It is anticipated that 25% of the Royal Mail’s work force will lose their jobs as Privatisation looms.
In many ways these changes are reflected in a very positive way at Prime Document, we are seeing an increase in the requirement for our ‘ecco service’ as people realise the savings and efficiencies that can be made by e-billing and fast access document storage and retrieval. In addition we utilise DSA companies and have negotiated some great deals that can save our customers a significant amount of money.