It is almost a year since CEOs from European Postal Operators underlined their commitment to promote e-commerce in Europe in a dialogue with Commissioner Michel Barnier at a PostEurop CEO Forum. Since then, Members of PostEurop from the EU28 countries as well as from Norway and Iceland have been involved in an industry initiative responding to the needs raised on cross-border delivery in the context of e-commerce. At a briefing organised by Commissioner Barnier yesterday, the CEOs had the opportunity to update the Commissioner and the Commission services in an open dialogue of the significant progress made to date.
Postal CEOs also had the opportunity to thank the Commissioner and his team for the co-operation during the last five years, as they have helped transform the industry. There is strong consensus that there is still more to be done in the areas of both mail and parcels delivery, also in terms of the flexibility of the regulatory framework, in order to ensure that the industry remains sustainable for the future. The dialogue between the Commission and the Industry will continue to address these aspects.
See also previous press releases
Postal Delivery: A key enabler for the growth of e-commerce (20 September 2014)
European Postal Operators Committed to the Growth of E-Commerce (16 December 2014)
PostEurop had the pleasure of welcoming the CEOs and top Executives from postal operators of the Wave 3 eCIP program today.
PostEurop Project, the European Union Leonardo da Vinci Programme “Training Partnership for a Changing Post” received an award from the “European Commission Education and Culture DG” for its successful achievements and being one of the best managed Projects of the EU Leonardo da Vinci Programme for the period 2010-2012.
A total of 38 representatives from 24 postal administrations joined the Stamps and Philately group for the PostEurop Stamp & Philately Forum in Essen on 8-9 May 2014. The theme for the Forum was “Innovations”. The participants listened to interesting presentations covering topics like innovations in the artistic design of stamps and stamp printing, marketing through social media, consumer mobile behaviour in Europe 2013 and online sales. The German Post’s presentation on the stamp collecting in Germany and the future of philately was particularly interesting.
PostEurop is proud to report that 10 of the 11 eCIP Wave 3 postal operators have confirmed that they will participate in the eCIP programme after a meeting on 9 May 2014.
These postal operators have completed a “100 Day plan” period, analysed their existing services and compared them to the eCIP Detailed Service Specifications in order to prepare their specific “Country plan” with a detailed schedule of how they anticipate to implement all the deliverables in the deployment phase by the beginning of 2015.
The 10 eCIP Wave 3 Operators are Česká pošta, Eesti Post, Hrvatska pošta, Latvijas Pasts, Lietuvos Paštas, MaltaPost, Poczta Polska, Poșta Română, Pošta Slovenije and Slovenská Pošta.