Royal Mail launches 2D parcel barcoding at Post Office

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Royal Mail is launching 2D barcoding of parcels at Post Office branches. Around 8,000 of the 11,500 total Post Office branches are now using 2D barcodes while the remainder will go live with the system early next year.

The data-rich 2D barcodes are key to Royal Mail’s plans to scan more parcels from 2016 to provide greater visibility and efficiency in its network.

Nick Landon, managing director of Royal Mail Parcels, said: “Our partnership with the Post Office is a critical part of our transformation. Barcoded labels will improve our ability to manage parcels effectively and ultimately improve the service both Royal Mail and Post Office can provide our customers.”

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