NetDespatch Adds Royal Mail Tracked Web Booking in Time for Santa's Parcels

By Netdespatch Ltd, PRNE
Tuesday, November 30, 2010

MARLOW, England, December 1, 2010 - NetDespatch has made its web shipping, tracking and advanced systems
integration tools available for Royal Mail Tracked and Royal Mail Tracked
Next Day services. The NetDespatch Velocity system provides a new and
convenient online method for Royal Mail customers to produce Royal Mail
barcoded shipping labels, electronic pre-advice files and paper collection

Royal Mail will offer the NetDespatch service as a free Royal Mail
Tracked on-line despatch management service. This will provide multiple
methods of systems integration, including web services, FTP and the unique
Velocity Connector application for secure automated file transfer, which will
streamline despatch operations for major home shopping companies,
manufacturers and on-line retailers as well as thousands of smaller
organisations using Royal Mail Tracked services.

The system is entirely web-based, does not require special dedicated
hardware or software, and can be accessed anywhere, at any time. Authorised
users simply use their normal web browser to access the system through a
secure login page. Users can book or import parcel data on line using full
PAF (Postcode Address File) business address lookup and address book
management, print labels anywhere in the world, request data downloads and
review the status of all their shipments in real time. NetDespatch systems
integration tools allow parcel data and tracking status to be transferred
automatically between the secure NetDespatch servers and shippers' own

"NetDespatch is working closely with Royal Mail to develop advanced
parcel despatch systems that make it easy for customers to take advantage of
Royal Mail services freeing them from the restrictions of traditional PC
based despatch management systems. They won't need to worry about updating
the software or postcode data, or managing electronic file transfers
because this is all handled automatically by NetDespatch as part of the
service. The system provides constantly updated information for tracking
parcels, which helps with speedy and accurate responses to customer
queries. The system is now up and running in time for the busy Christmas
season," says Becky Clark, NetDespatch CEO.

"Royal Mail Tracked services are used by thousands of companies every day
and as home shopping grows year on year it is essential that we provide
web-based despatch tools that are easy to use and that integrate seamlessly
with modern warehouse technology. NetDespatch has produced a version of
'Velocity' that allows our customers to use both Tracked and Tracked Next Day
services from a single login, secure in the knowledge that they are using a
tried and tested platform that also satisfies all Royal Mail shipping
requirements without requiring any special software development" says
Patricia Leonard, Head of New Channel Development, Royal Mail.


Contacts: NetDespatch: , Matthew Robertson, +44(0)1978-367475, e-mail: delivermore at

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