Postal Solutions

Keeping pace with a rapidly changing communications market, postal services are increasingly relying on new communication and information technologies to develop new products and services in order to meet higher customer expectations and to become more competitive.

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Latest postal solutions news

How the postal service will get back on its feet after Covid-19

How the postal service will get back on its feet after Covid-19

7/3/2020

The post, a global industry that employs more than five million people and grosses billions of dollars in revenue, has been upended on a titanic scale

Portugal’s Post innovates on financial services during the pandemic

Portugal’s Post innovates on financial services during the pandemic

6/2/2020

As Portugal emerges from the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the country has earned international respect for the way in which it has managed the emergency. The Portuguese Post (CTT) has played an important role in the national response.

When a global pandemic has your address, but your government doesn’t know where you are

When a global pandemic has your address, but your government doesn’t know where you are

3/30/2020

Speaking at a Universal Postal Union (UPU) conference on addressing the Director General of the UN specialized agency, Bishar A. Hussein, warned that the lack of addresses could lead to individuals not existing in government eyes. The UPU Chief said this outcome would hit the poorest and most vulnerable hardest because they faced higher risks during natural disasters or an outbreak of disease.

Capacity building

The UPU assists its member countries, particularly developing countries, to develop their postal activities. Learn more about the UPU's capacity building initiatives.

Trainpost

As part of its TRAINPOST programme, the UPU develops postal training guides and materials for managers and instructors. Models are made available to course developers.

Financial Inclusion Technical Assistance Facility

The UPU's Financial Inclusion Technical Assistance Facility (FITAF) will provide Posts with the means necessary to fill this gap through the development of digitized postal financial services.

Addressing Assistance

The UPU assists countries to design and implement national projects aimed at developing and improving national addressing systems, including national standards, databases and tools.

Disaster Risk Management

The Universal Postal Union (UPU) is inviting its members to submit applications for disaster risk management (DRM) technical assistance projects.