STAMFORD, Conn., October 15, 2020 – Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI), a global technology company that provides commerce solutions in the areas of ecommerce, shipping, mailing and financial services, today announced new digital sending technologies, available to Canadian businesses for the first time.
The new solutions include a SaaS-based sending platform SendPro® Enterprise, which perfectly suits larger organizations adapting to remote working, improving cost control and visibility with detailed analytics. A new Intelligent Locker solution facilitates zero touch contactless delivery, ideal for organizations including retailers and universities under pressure to meet growing parcel delivery demands, while minimizing face-to-face interactions. For smaller businesses, SendPro® Online has extended its multi-carrier capabilities to increase choice and generate savings with the addition of Canadian carrier Purolator.
Bill Mackrell, general manager, Canada, Pitney Bowes said, “Over a billion parcels are shipped from Canada each year – that’s more than 2000 every minute. As Canadian businesses continue to feel the shockwaves from the impact of the pandemic, they need strategies to manage this rising parcel volume and meet customer expectations while containing costs. These new technologies help businesses of all sizes solve mail and parcel shipping challenges with innovation that will truly make a difference.”
Recently, Pitney Bowes polled over 200 medium- and large-sized Canadian businesses to uncover their current shipping challenges. A third of the businesses surveyed were challenged by the ability to enable employees to ship remotely. Twenty-eight percent found it difficult to track outgoing packages across remote locations.
SaaS-based sending platform SendPro Enterprise enables businesses to overcome these challenges. New to businesses in Canada, the software consolidates all shipping activity and costs across the entire organization in a single, detailed analytics dashboard providing complete visibility and cost control. SendPro Enterprise is ideal for organizations with multiple locations and remote employees, bringing multi-carrier shipping to every employee’s desktop, regardless of their location.
Thirty-one percent of businesses in the Pitney Bowes poll were challenged by the ability to offer 24/7 contactless pick-up. Pitney Bowes’ Intelligent Locker solutions facilitate this. Optimized for mobile and powered by cloud-based parcel management software, they offer contactless pick-up and delivery with sophisticated functionality, eliminating the need for package recipients to collect parcels from mail centers, minimizing physical interactions and helping to meet safety requirements.
For small- and medium-sized Canadian businesses with remote workers, all-in-one shipping platform SendPro Online, which currently includes Canada Post, UPS and FedEx, now has extended multi-carrier functionality with the addition of Purolator. One of Canada’s leading courier, freight and logistics companies, the addition of Purolator to SendPro Online gives users access to a broader range of carriers, services and rates.
The new capabilities launch as Pitney Bowes celebrates 100 years of innovation. Find out more here.
About Pitney Bowes’ 100 Years
On April 23, 1920, Arthur Pitney, the inventor, and Walter Bowes, the promoter, founded The Pitney Bowes Postage Meter Company. Over the next 100 years, the combination of creativity with business acumen enabled Pitney Bowes to pioneer innovations for over one million clients through several decades – beginning with the postage meter to pushing the boundaries of global ecommerce. The Pitney Bowes centennial commitment continues to put the client first with sustainable innovation created by exceptional people who have deep ties to our communities and driven by a culture of doing the right thing the right way. For additional information visit Pitney Bowes: https://www.pitneybowes.com/us/newsroom/100.html.
About Pitney Bowes
Pitney Bowes (NYSE:PBI) is a global technology company providing commerce solutions that power billions of transactions. Clients around the world, including 90 percent of the Fortune 500, rely on the accuracy and precision delivered by Pitney Bowes solutions, analytics, and APIs in the areas of ecommerce fulfillment, shipping and returns; cross-border ecommerce; office mailing and shipping; presort services; and financing. For 100 years Pitney Bowes has been innovating and delivering technologies that remove the complexity of getting commerce transactions precisely right. For additional information visit Pitney Bowes, the Craftsmen of Commerce, at www.pitneybowes.com.