NetDespatch Acquired By Royal Mail

UK shipping technology company NetDespatch has been acquired by recently-privatised national postal service Royal Mail.

NetDespatch will operate as a standalone subsidiary of Royal Mail, and will remain under the leadership and management of NetDespatch directors Matthew Robertson and Matthew Clark.

Matthew Robertson, Commercial Director, NetDespatch commented: "We are incredibly proud of our achievements to date and believe that this acquisition will help us to continue to grow and to better service all of our clients. Our aim is to make what is a relatively complex process simple, delivering improvements and savings to everyone in the supply chain from retailer to carrier to consumer. E-commerce is exploding in the run up to Christmas and we expect to continue to steam ahead in 2016 and beyond."

Nick Landon, Managing Director of Royal Mail Parcels comments:  "The acquisition of NetDespatch supports our strategy of providing our customers with leading edge ecommerce software. It allows customers with complex IT estates to integrate with us quickly and with the minimum of effort allowing them to improve the service they offer to shoppers. We are confident that this acquisition will support the continued growth of our parcels business with new and innovative software solutions as the needs of our customers evolve."

NetDespatch enables order delivery data to be automatically transferred from a retailer's system to their chosen carrier, automatically printing shipping labels, manifests and custom documentation, as well as generating any required data files. Tracking is available from point of despatch to point of delivery.

Source: NetDespatch

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