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11th October 2016
Asendia is saddened to read about the people affected by abuse of the postal system; and finds the practice of using mail as a media for illegal purposes deplorable. Asendia is a business with strong values and a proud heritage, and we empathise with anyone affected by criminal activity.
Asendia transports bulk mail cross-border for thousands of reputable businesses from all across the world, with millions of items processed each week; and this mail is already sealed in envelopes. The national and international rules about postal secrecy – including the 2000 Postal Services Act in the UK - do not allow Asendia to see the contents of the mailings handed over by our customers; Only the sender, the printer, mailing house and the recipient can see it.
As part of Asendia’s general terms and conditions, our customers are required to ensure mail items meet all relevant laws and regulations. We have fully cooperated with Trading Standards, and will cease supplying any company guilty of breaking the law.
We face a big challenge in keeping up to date with the evolving practises fraudsters use. Like with other media - email, SMS, telephone, online, etc – fraudsters using mail are becoming more innovative, and we are also dealing with businesses all over the world which adds to the complexity. However, Asendia is committed to help ensure that the postal system is not abused, and we will be working closely with other postal operators involved in the supply chain and all competent authorities to identify how the industry can tackle this issue even better. Plus we continue to support agencies, such as the Trading Standards, to increase detection of scam mail.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IN THE UK IF YOU RECEIVE SCAM MAIL?
You can report it to Royal Mail by completing a Scam Mail Report and sending it to the Freepost address below. Also send any items of mail that you believe to be from fraudsters. Alternatively you can contact them via the email or telephone options below: By post: FREEPOST SCAM MAIL By Telephone: 03456 113 413 (message service only) By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Any further enquiries should be emailed to email@example.com
Bern, 30th August 2016
Asendia – the Joint Venture between La Poste and Swiss Post – has agreed on a sales partnership with Israel Post for e-commerce solutions to this market. This partnership will unlock potential for retailers looking to expand their commerce to Israel, a destination with many opportunities.
Being ranked third in the world for online purchases, the Israeli e-commerce market offers an interesting and enticing marketplace for international businesses, with an expected annual revenue growth of 8.26%, which will result in a market volume of 4’917 mUSD by 2020. 91% of the Israeli internet users have purchased items online, resulting in three million packages sent per month in 2015. It’s highly urbanized population of 8 million produced one of the highest global smartphone penetration of 75% in 2015, with one of three online purchases carried out via smartphone. These strong and growing figures illustrate the opportunities for retailers in the Israeli e-commerce market.
In order to support retailers seeking to expand to Israel, Asendia and Israel Post have agreed on a global sales partnership for e-commerce solutions. Thanks to this agreement, retailers will have access to very competitive and qualitative solutions with the service “Fully Tracked Goods” to Israel.
Marc Pontet, CEO Asendia Group says:
“Israel has a promising and steadily growing e-commerce market, offering a wide variety of options for retailers. The partnership with Israel Post will create many opportunities for e-shoppers from UK, the USA and continental Europe.”
Israel Post is the largest last mile provider for main e-commerce marketplaces in the country. It’s three main sorting centers handle 1.8 million items per day and 2200 postmen and subcontractors deliver to every locality in Israel. The service quality stands out.
Home delivery is a key driver of growth for cross-border e-commerce. The service of “Fully-tracked Goods” offered by Asendia well responds to this market need. It enables retailers to send packets up to 2kg through the national postal operator. Items are delivered to the door of the addressee. Bulky or heavy items are delivered at a collection point. The goods are fully tracked and recipient can gain information about the delivery status effortlessly.
London, Monday 1st August 2016
Asendia is sending a huge message to the environment – by mitigating its carbon through planting trees.
Asendia UK has planted enough trees to fill 17 football pitches in the UK since signing up to our Woodland Carbon initiative to reduce its carbon emissions.
Woodland Carbon allows businesses to mitigate harmful carbon by planting trees in several of our UK woodlands.
Since 2014 it has mitigated 5,500 tonnes of CO2 – equivalent to taking a return flight from London to Hong Kong 1618 times!
Head of Marketing at Asendia UK, Elliott Mallows said: “As a forward thinking, modern company Asendia UK recognises that it must do all it can to neutralise any impact it has on the environment!
“We’re very proud to be part of the Woodland Trust project to reduce our carbon footprint, not only to help protect our environment but also to create and preserve woodland areas across the UK.”
As Asendia UK enters its third year with the project, it wants to encourage other companies to join with the Woodland Trust to reduce the impact of their own carbon emissions.
He said: “Every company, big or small, has responsibility to our planet’s future” adds Elliott: “Whether you’re a leading mail delivery solution provider like Asendia UK, or a small local business, the Woodland Trust’s Woodland Carbon scheme gives you a chance to create a cleaner environment for future generations.
”Over the course of its life, one tree can soak up one tonne of CO2. One tree can also soak up as much carbon as a car produces while driving 26,000 miles.
• Asendia UK was created when La Poste UK, Swiss Post, BTB Mailflight and Pitney Bowes IMS UK came together in 2012.
• The business currently has an £80 million turnover and employees 350 people in the UK.
• The business has created woodland the size of 17 football pitches through mitigating its carbon through our Woodland Carbon scheme.
09. June 2012
Swiss Post and the French La Poste announce launch of ASENDIA, combining their international mail activities
Swiss Post and the French La Poste formed an alliance of their respective international mail activities on 6 July, for which they have received all required regulatory approvals. The partners had announced their intention to establish the joint venture in December 2011. They are launching “ASENDIA by La Poste and Swiss Post”, a joint venture company equally owned by both partners that aims to become the leader in B2C solutions for international mail.