2 New Technological Options of the Postal System
The postal system already had been present for so many years already and it is in fact considered to be an established institution which is actually considered already as something very important at the heart of our society. But, such institution is under threat in recent years due to the fact that digital technology now had reduced the need for people to send communications through the use of a mailing service. For this reason, it has made this simple art of sending letters starting to diminish year after year.
For it to be able to maintain its position, the postal service needs to consider a big change in the future. It’s almost impossible to work against the new innovations of today, so it is in search 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 decline of the letter, now came the rise of parcels. There are more and more people nowadays who are making purchases online and the items that they have bought needs to be delivered. This is actually a big opportunity for mailing services and is in fact considered to be 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. So below are two ways with how technology helped mailers to adapt.
There have been different reports of various delivery services that are testing deliveries through the use of drones. Drones can in fact deliver mail fast through air and are considered to be effective to get the mail to locations which can be difficult to reach through land. The areas that have rough terrain or is surrounded by water could benefit from the use of drone delivery services.
This kind of technology though is still not being widely used, but testing results shows to be good and are in fact being conducted by some big names already for trial. It’s really not impossible that this kind of option is going to be used by mail delivery services in the near future.
Sorting Machines that are New
The standard type of sorting machines in fact were only designed for letters, but the increased volumes of parcels actually changed its goal posts. In the US, there are now new sorting machines that are being tested that is able to sort more than 6,000 packages in just an hour.
Though technological advances today bought new challenges on postal services globally, it is actually true that we still need deliveries and we still rely in having good infrastructure.
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