Having specialised in Mailroom Fulfilment for the past 15 years, we have had some weird and wonderful items delivered to the Post Room at Pearson HQ 80 Strand.
One particularly memorable delivery was a padded jiffy bag which contained a house brick. There was no letter of explanation, no contact name, just a brick! Perhaps they were sending it to HR hoping to “build” a new career in Publishing….
Another time a package came addressed to no one in particular and after opening it there was a plastic knife, fork, salt and pepper and serviettes, out to lunch is the phrase that springs to mind!
Being based in a prime location in the heart of London means that many film companies have asked to film either in the building or around it including Captain America and Hummingbird. We have had various celebrity guest visitors including; Dawn French, Carlo Ancelotti, Morrissey, Madonna, Jennifer Saunders, Pippa Middleton, Stephen Fry and Jack Whitehall just to name a few.
Despite the sometimes weird and wonderful items we receive, nothing is too big, small or specialised for us.
Mail Room managers face the challenge of manually receiving, recording, sorting and distributing items to meet the company fulfilment expectations of both the recipient and the sender. Retrace makes this whole process a lot simpler – a bespoke mail delivery software developed by CDL for quick and easy integration of host-client web pages. Using our web-based software you can track incoming mail, packages and other items through receipt, storage and distribution to ensure a smooth delivery to the recipient once it has reached your site. As an added benefit, Retrace supports special purpose computing equipment such as portable data collection devices (PDA’s) and barcode printers. These provide automation and information processing functions which are associated with effectively tracking package movements within a site, throughout warehousing and distribution.
Think of it as having your own in-house carrier, your own personalised Postman Pearson!