Royal Mail Special Delivery under threat

The service, which is a genuine alternative to RMSD, is accessible to business and public sector customers through DX’s network of 4,500 private mail rooms and sorting offices.  
 
Launched in 2006, SecureDX offers the ability to fully ‘track and trace’ letters, packets and parcels, with a signature always being obtained on delivery.  Improvements to the service include a guaranteed pre-1pm delivery and the introduction of a new weight allowance of up to 2kg.
 
Customers simply buy 20 or more labels and pouches and then either drop their item at a DX location or, where there are large volumes of mail, arrange for a collection from their premises.
 
DX Marketing Director, Andrew Raisbeck, said: “Over the past four years we’ve developed our sorting and delivery capabilities to the extent that we can now make SecureDX widely available and provide a guarantee that the item will arrive by 1pm the following day.
 
“SecureDX is just one example of where we are able to compete very efficiently and cost effectively in a sector where Royal Mail dominates.”
 
DX was borne out of the postal strikes in the 1970s, when the legal profession took matters into its own hands in order to prevent future industrial actions causing further interruption to their business.  Handling over 250 million items a year, it now provides a range of postal services to a diverse range of businesses and government agencies.

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