The UPU’s blog Postal Matters offers fresh insights into the international postal sector, as well as its technological advances and latest innovations. With opinions from thought leaders in postal operators, the UPU, the wider UN system and many others, the blog introduces fresh views and perspectives on the postal future, ecommerce, sustainable development, financial inclusion and many other areas connected to this unique global sector.
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During their transformation from a network distributing correspondence (letters) to a network distributing goods (parcels and small packets), Posts are facing increased competition and smaller profit margins. The exchange of data is critical to maintaining a competitive quality of service; however, electronic advance data (EAD) compliance can be costly. UPU is working to facilitate that data exchange in an efficient yet affordable way through its EAD Customs Declaration Mobile App.
Postal processes dependence on high-quality data has grown at an unprecedented pace.