Introduce edi, the new and improved way to deliver packages
Many people have made a career out of working in the field of parcel delivery, but with the introduction of e-commerce and the rise of courier services like Deliveroo, UberEATS and Deliveroo there is a growing need to find another job. Now, with a new technology being introduced by the Royal Mail, your job as a delivery person might be on the line!
E-commerce is a big business and it has been growing at a rate of 1.8% per year, with the UK volume expected to increase by 14% by 2022. There are approximately 3.9 million delivery orders for goods and services every hour in the UK, up from 2.5 million in 2013.
As such, the Royal Mail has decided to take action to keep up with this ever-increasing demand for delivery. The company has announced the introduction of edi, a new device that could replace your role in delivering parcels.
What is edi?
How does edi work and what are its benefits over traditional delivery methods?
Edi is an acronym for “electronic delivery information”, and it is an online database that allows your parcels to be tracked by the Royal Mail. It has been newly implemented in the UK, and it promises a lot of advantages over the traditional way of delivering goods: 1. Less time spent waiting for mailboxes, as parcels are delivered directly to people’s homes 2. No more lost or delayed deliveries, as the system securely updates tracking information so that the recipient does not have to keep track of the parcels themselves 3. No longer having to pay for expensive delivery services 4. More time for other important aspects of your life
The best part is, you don’t even have to do anything to make it work. All you have to do is sign up for Edi services (by clicking the link provided below) and when you order them through Parcel2Go, they will be delivered using the Edi delivery method. You can enjoy all the advantages mentioned above without any additional effort.
This is how even I was able to join Edi. Although, you might want to know more about Edi before you sign up, which is why we have prepared a brief article on this subject.
What Is EDI?
Compare and contrast the cost of edi with other delivery services
It is currently free to use the EDI system in the UK, with no additional costs for time or money. Some people might argue that this is because the service has only just been implemented and will incur extra costs in the future. However, Royal Mail recently announced that, as part of their “investment in future technology for the UK’s Direct Mail Services”, they have no plans to introduce an additional fee for using EDI. ● EDI is more affordable than other delivery services, such as the one by UberEATS, which charges the customer 9-15% on top of a given delivery price.
● Market research shows that 84% of UK businesses now use EDI with Royal Mail, compared to 77% in 2016. ● The majority of users want their messages to be sent via EDI, and 62% of businesses are currently considering switching to the service.
Interpretation: The article has been written from the point of view that “the majority” of businesses “want their messages to be sent via EDI”, and that they are also “considering switching” over to using it.
Lucas Foxcroft is a technology journalist who has worked in the digital media sector in the UK since 2009. This is an intro article, which will be published under a slightly different title at a later date.
P. S.: “Compare and contrast the cost of edi with other delivery services” By Lucas Foxcroft, freelance technology reporter – BBC News [Last modified: 2016-04-10 07:03:00]
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