May 17, 2018 Postal sector news, Escher News
This year Escher Group exhibited at the 2018 National Postal Forum, click here to read more on the event
Last week Escher Group Exhibited at the 50th Anniversary National Postal Forum (NPF) held in San Antonio, Texas. NPF has partnered with the United States Postal Service (USPS) to present the mailing and shipping industry's premier educational venue, trade show and networking event. Held once a year in the spring, the four-day NPF is the only event that works directly with USPS managers to provide the most comprehensive educational and networking platform possible for meeting the needs of the industry and postal customers. This year’s Forum was attended by over 4,000 postal customers, service providers, equipment manufacturers and USPS executives.
Last week Escher proudly sponsored the 4th Small Posts and Islands Postal Forum in Larnaca, Cyprus.
ATMs, gas stations, fast food… self-service kiosks are almost everywhere.
The promise of convenience is that it reduces the effort or anxiety required to do something.
As part of its transformation plan, Canada Post launched a series of Concept Stores to meet changing customer needs. Each store has been equipped to be self-sufficient 24/7 and included a self-service shipping area, vending machines, parcel-boxes and even a changing room to try on newly received retail goods to allow for fast returns if the customer is unhappy with the item.
As consumers increasingly buy goods online, they need more access points and flexible opening hours to send and receive their parcels. Self-service kiosks help eCommerce consumers post parcels quickly, even out of standard post office hours.
Unexpected item in the baggage area? We all love self-service… when it works.
Thinking of implementing a self-service kiosk in your post office? Escher has deployed kiosk solutions to some of the world’s largest postal operators. The following guidelines provide expert advice to ensure your kiosk project is a success.
Remember the first time you tried a kiosk? Maybe it was a little awkward to use.
In first-century Egypt, Heron of Alexandria developed the first vending machine - a coin-operated 'Holy Water Dispenser'. You dropped in your coin and out came… holy water.