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New Silk Road Network’s partner mail alliance, a brand of mailworXs GmbH, Würzburg (Germany), is now a new member of the Universal Postal Union. This opens new doors for international players, particularly in relation to the delivery of consignments in Germany.

Michael Kunter (left, Spokesperson) and Mario Eichelmann are the new leadership-duo of mail alliance. (Photo source: Ulrich Schepp/Sascha Janne)

Würzburg, 21th July 2022 – On 15st July 2022, mail alliance became a member of the Consultative Committee (CC) of the Universal Postal Union (UPU). By meeting all technical and operational requirements and becoming a member of the CC, mail alliance is now able to offer international postal companies the delivery of consignment in Germany.

Michael Kunter, spokesperson for mail alliance's management explains the background of the accession: "In order to keep pace with changing consumer and order behaviour and increased competitive pressure in e-commerce, postal services are looking for new delivery solutions that meet and are compatible with the global IT systems and standards of the postal world. As mail alliance, we have laid the foundations for this and are very pleased, that our application for membership in the Consultative Committee of the Universal Postal Union has been accepted!" Mario Eichelmann, Managing Director of mail alliance, adds: “Via the universal postal network, international consignments can now also be handed over to mail alliance for delivery in Germany".

Photo Credit: mail alliance

To become a member of the Universal Postal Union, several conditions need to be met. According to its statutes, the Universal Postal Union's task is the "promotion of the sustainable development of high-quality, efficient and universally accessible postal services worldwide with the aim of facilitating communication between the people of this world."

Since its foundation in 1874, the Universal Postal Union, headquartered in Bern, has regulated not only the international cooperation of postal companies from 192 countries, but also the framework conditions for cross-border postal traffic. International Cooperation is promoted and can go as far as providing mutual technical assistance in the field of postal services.

mail alliance acts as the network of private letter service providers and specialises in the nationwide last-mile delivery of mailbox-compatible e-commerce consignments such as books, mobile phones and IT-accessories, fashion jewellery or fashion items.

About mail alliance

Throughout Germany, mail alliance offers the affordable carefree option for everything, that fits into the letterbox – experienced, fast and reliable, beginning with the offer and all the way through to the delivery. Agile structures and strong partners ensure smooth processes and flexible solutions.

As Germany's large network of private postal service providers, mail alliance is represented locally by regional partners. Thanks to many years of experience and in-depth expertise, its experts know what matters when it comes to delivering mailbox-compatible consignments. mail alliance combines central planning expertise with local delivery expertise, thus creating uniform processes with comprehensive quality management. As a result, it can offer flexible, individual shipping solutions and optimised postage costs.

On 1st January 2021, a consortium consisting of the three leading regional publishing groups, FUNKE Mediengruppe (Essen), MADSACK Mediengruppe (Hanover) and Mediengruppe Pressedruck (Augsburg), as well as pin AG (Berlin) acquired a majority stake in mailworXs GmbH from Postcon National GmbH.

About the Universal Postal Union (UPU)

Established in 1874, the Universal Postal Union (UPU), with its headquarters in the Swiss capital Berne, is the second oldest international organization worldwide.

With its 192 member countries the UPU is the primary forum for cooperation between postal sector players. It helps to ensure a truly universal network of up-to-date products and services.

In this way, the organization fulfils an advisory, mediating and liaison role, and provides technical assistance where needed. It sets the rules for international mail exchanges and makes recommendations to stimulate growth in mail, parcel and financial services volumes and improve quality of service for customers.

Postal stakeholders that are not public postal operators or regulators can add their voice to the UPU's deliberations through the Consultative Committee (CC). The Committee represents the interests of the wider postal sector and provides a framework for effective dialogue.

We would like to congratulate our partner mail alliance for their participation in the Universal Postal Union and wish them continuous success globally.

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