Glossary of Postal Termscourtney2021-07-29T11:58:02+01:00
Glossary of Postal Terms
This glossary provides definitions of many of the terms used in the Postal Industry. The following guide has been devised just for you to help with various definitions of the various words or phrases used in our Industry.
Alternate Deliver Service refers to a mail delivery service other than the Postal Service. It is also called private delivery. Alternate Deliver Service is available only for priority mail, and only through certain carriers.
This applies to sorted products only and defines a delivery speed for applicable products where the delivery aim is within 4-7 working days into Europe and 8-14 days to the Rest of World after posting, providing the latest posting time has been met.
International Postal Quote template is a self-quoting tool with real time cost analysis. You the customer can add the shipping profile and get your cost real time. For further information contact your account handler.
The customer needs to affix the label provided by Reliance on all pallets / boxes with Date, Job Number, Job Name, Number of Pallets / Boxes, Service Type and Carrier as identification before arrival into Reliance depot.
This applies to sorted products only and defines a delivery speed for applicable products where the delivery aim is within 3-5 working days into Europe and 7-12 days to the Rest of World after posting, providing the latest posting time has been met.
Reliance only works with a Terminal dues service, what does this means for you; we directly work with the Post Offices through our “Supply Chain” and not through a “ADS – Alternative Delivery Service” to bring far superior service and transparency.
The Universal Postal Union (UPU) is the specialised agency of the United Nations that regulates the universal postal service. The postal services of its 192 member countries form the largest physical distribution network in the world.
Monday to Friday Inclusive, excluding public holidays.