Bury, Greater Manchester-based The Mailing Room has purchased Bedfordshire-based Digital Post Solutions.
Following the deal co-founder of Digital Post Solutions, Terry Smart will retire, while the company’s other co-founder Mark Steele will stay on.
Steele, along with Digital Post Solutions director James Johnson will join The Mail Room to help integrate Digital Post Solutions accounts into the organisation.
Members of the Digital Post Solutions service and operations team, including operations manager, Peter Thompson, and account manager David Smith, are also switching to The Mail Room, ensuring continuity of service.
Ian Davidson, group MD at The Mailing Room said: “Although digital substitution of letters and cards has impacted on the domestic postal market, the business sector is still holding up well . Mail is seen as a medium of authority in the business world, for circulating invoices, membership drives, electoral notices, confidential healthcare information and the like, while commercial emails have been hampered by the impact of GDPR and the need to obtain consent.
“At the same time, Royal Mail parcel traffic has risen almost 6% and more independent carriers are entering the market. So, with parcel shipping volumes on the rise, multi-carrier usage the norm, and increasing shipping fees and size ratings, hard-pressed business users need technology that takes the guesswork out of parcel and package shipping.”