Published on October 22nd, 2019 | by Sam Rose
Augmented Reality Parcel Sizing Added to Royal Mail App
In a postage industry first, the Royal Mail has added parcel sizing using augmented reality to its phone app.
If you are one of the over 500,000 users to download and load up Royal Mail’s iPhone or Android app on your smartphone since it launched last year, you may have noticed a few additions made to it earlier this month.
The first addition comes in the form of a new parcel sizing tool within the app which utilizes augmented reality (AR) technology to help users determine the correct size and price of items they are planning to send in the mail.
Not only that, but those who regularly utilise voice assistant Amazon Alexa can now track the delivery of parcels by saying a code name to the device that has been previously assigned to a mail item (requires the Royal Mail Alexa Skill).
Another new feature added to the app is the ability to access your sending history, which allows users of the app to access their previous labels which have been purchased for postage.
‘Helping Users Manage Their Deliveries More Efficiently’
Discussing the new changes made to the app and how the introduction of AR for postage has set an industry first, a spokesperson from the Royal Mail commented:
“The updated Royal Mail App is helping users to manage their deliveries more efficiently and is rapidly growing with the number of downloads increasing ever month.
Royal Mail is the first in the industry in the UK to launch an augmented reality feature in its App, making it simpler than ever to send a parcel.
The new features of the Royal Mail app are part of our commitment to investing in technology that improves the customer experience for both senders and recipients.”
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