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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

World Post Day 2016 : Message from the Director General

SERVING A NEW SOCIETY: DELIVERING BEYOND YOUR DOORSTEP

JUST AS IN ALL SERVICE INDUSTRIES, THE CUSTOMER HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE MAIN FOCUS OF POSTAL SERVICES WORLDWIDE.

One of the first examples of globalization, the Universal Postal Union (UPU) was established 142 years ago as a means of creating a seamless network for communicating across borders, allowing the Post to deliver the world. Industry dynamics and consumer demands have today pushed the Post to deliver right to customers' homes – at their doorstep.

Our customers trust us and we are also the only trusted partner to provide locally and globally essential services to the public thanks to the universal service delivery network and obligations.

Our customers' needs, however, are changing rapidly. Modern information and communications 
technologies have created a new type of consumer, for whom delivering at the doorstep is not
 enough; they want service when and where they need it. The demand is for more flexible
 and personalized services.

While these innovations may be disruptive, we are hopeful that, as has happened with other
 advancements before, the Post will turn these challenges into opportunities and stay relevant
 to its customers.

To achieve this, the Post must continuously transform and find new ways to go beyond simply
delivering to the customer's doorstep.

In the Istanbul World Postal Strategy, the UPU has provided a suitable platform that will guide
 the postal industry between 2017–2020 and beyond. Under this plan, the strategy sets out to
 achieve three very important goals:
  • Goal 1: Improve the interoperability of network infrastructure
  • Goal 2: Ensure sustainable and modern products
  • Goal 3: Foster market and sector functioning
Leading the transformation agenda is the UPU's Vision 2020, which will focus on innovation,
 integration and inclusion to drive our industry's business over the next four years. We must
 work toward creating a postal world where innovation is shared, promoted and delivered; 
where postal networks are integrated internationally, regionally and nationally; and where
e Post is seen as a vehicle for inclusive development by governments, development partners 
and international organizations.

Above all, the industry has to identify new opportunities being brought about by customers'
 daily needs and expectations in all facets of their lives.

The UPU is working to make this possible by bringing postal leaders and stakeholders together 
and has created opportunities for them to discuss new ways to transform our business to meet
customers' needs in the changing postal paradigm.

We are determined to remain the trusted, reliable and affordable communication service provide
r for institutions, businesses and citizens of the world.

I wish you a happy World Post Day.
Source :  http://www.upu.int/

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