15 May 2020, 22:53
Mark_F wrote:Martin Walsh wrote:So with letters , if individuals don’t think letters have gone down by a third than why is every advertising Mail consultancy predicting that advertising Mail will decline for the first time in 10 years ?
Manufacturers that have been shut down have nothing to sell.
Shops that were closed and have no online presence did not know when they would be open for business. Those with an online presence focused online, given people under lockdown are only able to "shop" online it would seem that online advertising (and paying to move up the google search list) would be the way to go due to increased online traffic.
Companies that had advertising planned before this situation arose, in hindsight, thought it may have looked bad advertising "56 toilet rolls for £X" when customers turning up could buy 12 maximum, or thought it may seem iffy advertising their end of life services in the early stages of a lockdown during a global pandemic.
Advertising mail dropping should be no surprise given recent circumstances.
As for volumes of actual mail (the addressed kind), the office I work from looks like they're stocking up on all the paper they can find. It honestly wouldn't surprise me if one or two frames broke through the floor, and then there's the parcel backlogs. Some of these walks were made much worse by that dropping of Sat mail, others were completing up until that change and now cannot.
15 May 2020, 23:36
hero22 wrote:It sounds like my office but the arguments above sound that only certain offices are seeing an increase in packages and mail. I deliver to the most deprived areas in the area I work and they are not lagging behind in parcel deliveries. If anything they are worse. I think its too be expected a drop in advertising mail due the current circumstances but when things start opening again surely business will ramp up the advertising.
Martin walsh made a point that if we don't think we are facing serious issues in the future we are wrong etc and if it wasn't for the union royal mail would not have backed away from the 5 day week. I'm not criticising him, but are we not delivering mail on a 5 day week still ? And if there are serious issues in the future is it not better to recognise them and possibly think 6 day delivery is not sustainable and may be the downfall of the whole company ? Come up with another plan that maybe does work and minimises job losses.
18 May 2020, 20:01
08 Jun 2020, 14:02
rambo1 wrote:It's a major screw up through when volumes are up 31% (officially) and revenue for that 31% increase amounts to a 22% increase. Something doesn't add up.
08 Jun 2020, 16:08
12 Jun 2020, 16:36
12 Jun 2020, 18:22
manchesterpunk wrote:If parcels are up 31% and revenue is only up 22% on those parcels it simply proves how inefficient we are.
We spend so much time and money extracting and storing 2c parcels in the Mail Centre.
We have far too many parcel streams.
1st Parcels (PPI, Meter, Horizon, Stamped)
2nd Parcels (PPI, Meter, Horizon, Stamped)
Plus all the various MOR.
Oh and a PSM
Then you have the inward set up.
Why can’t our hand held scanners scan all mail and recognise its stream from the barcode. That way we could sort all of the outward in one work area.
We need to renegotiate with the regulator. To merge 1c and 2c into a standard class.
Its lunacy how we operate in our mail centres. The amount of double/triple/quadruple handling is criminal.
13 Jun 2020, 09:54
13 Jun 2020, 11:20
wallan wrote:Standard Class next day delivery ( Day B ) in the Mail Center collection area , Day C for the rest
13 Jun 2020, 13:49
Deadly wrote:wallan wrote:Standard Class next day delivery ( Day B ) in the Mail Center collection area , Day C for the rest
So as an example, Birmingham mail centre separates B postcode area from the mail that they collect and aims to deliver this the next working day (B), the rest of the mail for the UK is delivered the day after(C)? So first and second class mail no longer exist?
13 Jun 2020, 14:28
14 Jun 2020, 09:40