City Link, the UK’s premium express delivery company, has today announced that from mid-February it will be joining forces with Secured Mail in a collaborative venture that will deliver even greater benefits to its Post customers.
Post has always been an important part of City Link’s business and by teaming up with best in class partner, Secured Mail, it will ensure that it can guarantee the same high levels of customer service associated with the City Link brand.
City Link and Secured Mail are working together to develop innovative and cost-effective post solutions for all customers’ postal needs.
The partnership will benefit from capitalising on each others strengths, by bringing together City Link’s regionalised account management teams and dedicated customer care team, as well as a UK-wide network with Secured Mail’s scalability and state-of-the-art sortation machinery for letters and packets.
Tony Bannister, Head of Post, City Link commented: "Until now, downstream access within post services has tended to benefit the very large businesses due to volume discounts. We believe that this partnership will bring these benefits to all types of customers and so will be of particular interest to those in the SME market.
"City Link already works with our customers to pick up their larger packets and parcels for delivery within the UK and abroad and so, as we are already at their premises, it makes complete sense for us to collect their post too. By providing this one-stop-shop approach, customers will benefit from time and effort efficiencies as well as using a cost-effective service; clearly something that we believe will be of significant interest to them.
"While the move follows the ever changing demands of the marketplace, from our customers’ perspective, this change will be seamless. Secured Mail has the flexibility and proven capabilities to provide an outstanding service to SMEs as well as larger organisations and this strategic partnership will bring a number of benefits to them. "
Mark Bigley, founder and Chief Executive of Secured Mail added, "We are pleased to be collaborating with City Link, as we both strive to deliver even greater benefits to our customers. By utilising the best bits of each company we will be able to focus on innovation in the postal industry, delivering excellent services to all businesses, including SMEs, across the UK.
Handling 350,000 parcels daily City Link boasts an annual turnover of over £300 million. It has more than 65 corporately owned depots across the UK and operates 2,500 delivery vehicles. The company offers a range of services including UK Next Day delivery, Sameday, International as well as Post.