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 that its flagship SendPro®+ and SendPro® C next-generation sending technologies are available to businesses in the UK, for the first time.

SendPro+, the award-winning all-in-one shipping and mailing solution, makes it easy for businesses to choose the best value sending optionfor each letter or parcel with Royal Mail and Parcelforce Worldwide. For businesses focusing purely on mail, SendPro C provides a streamlined way to process mail accurately and efficiently. Compact, connected and easy to set up, the technologies work just as effectively from the remote office as from the traditional workplace.

“Sending mail and parcels is an important part of a business’ customer experience, but the broad range of different shipping options available can make sending complex, costly and time-consuming. We’ve removed this complexity with SendPro+ and  SendPro C, integrating sophisticated design innovation with  user-friendly touchscreen Android interfaces and SaaS-based systems. Both technologies are Mailmark™ compliant, so users benefit from substantial discounts and can send mail from any location,” said Ryan Higginson, Vice President and UK/ROI Country Leader, Pitney Bowes. “With the new generation of sending technologies from Pitney Bowes marking our 100th year, we’re driving businesses to rethink the way they mail and ship.”

Selecting the right delivery times, identifying the most appropriate tracking options and calculating sending costs are labour-intensive tasks for businesses. Both SendPro+ and SendPro C simplify these tasks. Each device has a touchscreen, user-friendly Android interface and real-time tracking. SendPro+ leverages SaaS-based systems to generate real-time carrier information, tracking capabilities, alerts, reports and analytics. These provide clear visibility into every end-to-end journey for Royal Mail and Parcelforce Worldwide tracked shipments, supported by SendPro. The technology has a digital scale to assign the correct parcel label or postage, and an integrated label printer which enables the printing of compliant shipping labels directly from the device.

SendPro C streamlines and simplifies mail processing through its tablet display and shows support options such as notifications, diagnostics and support articles. For both technologies, automatic rate updates and a shared address book across available carriers save time and automate laborious manual processes. Standardised spending and usage reports give businesses visibility over costs and users also benefit from substantial Mailmark® postage discounts. Pitney Bowes’ new all-inclusive offering saves money on ink and simplifies the order process by sending an alert when ink is low, and a replacement cartridge is automatically shipped.

By Alison