The postal service has been present already for hundreds of years and is in fact an established institution which became something essential in society. But, an institution such as this one is now greatly under threat due to the reason where many people today are no longer communicating through using this kind of mailing service. For this reason, it has made this simple art of sending letters starting to diminish year after year.
For such institution to be able to maintain its service, it should consider undergoing some changes for its future. It’s somewhat impossible to work against such new innovations in technology, so postal operators are now looking for ways on how it could use it for its advantage. Below are some of the opportunities which are available and are being considered by some mailing service for it to maintain and create a brighter future.
With the constant decline of the letter, there comes the rise of parcel. There are now so many people who are making a purchase online and the items that are being bought needs to be delivered. This would be a big opportunity for mailing services and it is in fact considered to as the future of mailing services. But this switch from letter to parcels are far from simple and it is also being parterened with demands for fast deliveries. Below are two of the things on how technology is able to help mailers to be able to adapt.
Use of Drones
There are now different reports regarding various delivery services who are attempting to test their deliveries through the use of drones. Drones could deliver mail fast through air and are also effective in getting mail to locations which can be difficult to reach through land. Areas that have rough terrains or perhaps is surrounded by water could gain benefit from using drone delivery services.
However, such technology is still not widely used, but there are testing procedures that shown good results from it and big names in the industry are in fact conducting their own trials. It’s not impossible that this kind of option will be used by mail delivery services.
New Sorting Machines
The standard sorting machines were actually designed for letters, however the increased volume of parcels actually changed its goal posts. In the US, there’s a new sorting machine that are now being tested and can in fact sort more than 6,000 packages in an hour.
Though the technological advances nowadays have bought new challenges on postal services worldwide, it is true that we still require deliveries and we still rely to having good infrastructure.