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Post Town
A POST TOWN is a required part of all postal addresses in the United Kingdom , and a basic unit of the postal delivery system. Including the correct post town in the address increases the chance of a letter or parcel being delivered on time. Post towns in general originated as the location of delivery offices. As of 2004 , their main function is to distinguish between locality or street names in addresses not including a postcode. CONTENTS * 1 Organisation * 2 Usage * 2.1 Locality * 2.2 Via * 2.3 Ambiguous post town names * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links ORGANISATIONThere are approximately 1,500 post towns which are organised by Royal Mail subject to its policy only to impose changes where it has a proven, economic and practical benefit to the organisation, covering its own cost
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UK Mail
UK MAIL, formerly known as BUSINESS POST, is a postal service company operating in the United Kingdom, which has competed with the Royal Mail
Mail
in collection and distribution of mail since the deregulation of the postal service in January 2006. Its distribution network delivers mail to local Royal Mail
Mail
sorting offices for last-mile delivery through downstream access . UK Mail
Mail
competes primarily with Royal Mail
Mail
and Whistl
Whistl
. Since December 2016, the company has been owned by Deutsche Post
Deutsche Post
AG. HISTORYUK Mail
Mail
originated as a taxi firm in Harrow in 1971. In just a few years, the company evolved into a national business offering same-day courier and overnight parcel delivery
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United Parcel Service
UNITED PARCEL SERVICE (UPS) is an American multinational package delivery company and a provider of supply chain management solutions. The global logistics company is headquartered in the U.S. city of Sandy Springs, Georgia , which is a part of the Greater Atlanta metropolitan area . UPS also operates UPS Airlines . CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Foundation * 1.2 Expansion and diversification * 1.3 21st century * 2 Operations * 2.1 U.S. Domestic Package * 2.2 International Package * 2.3 Supply Chain "> Merchants Parcel Delivery delivery vehicles in 1916 On August 28, 1907, James Casey founded the AMERICAN MESSENGER COMPANY with Claude Ryan in Seattle, Washington , capitalized with $100 in debt. Most deliveries at this time were made on foot and bicycles were used for longer trips
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DHL Express
DHL EXPRESS is a division of the German logistics company Deutsche Post DHL providing international courier, parcel and express mail services. Deutsche Post
Deutsche Post
DHL is the world's largest logistics company operating around the world, particularly in sea and air mail. Founded in the United States in 1969 to deliver documents between San Francisco and Honolulu
Honolulu
, the company expanded its service throughout the world by the late 1970s. The company was primarily interested in offshore and inter-continental deliveries, but the success of FedEx prompted their own intra-US expansion starting in 1983. In 1998, Deutsche Post
Deutsche Post
began to acquire shares in DHL. It reached majority ownership in 2001, and 100% ownership by December 2002
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Yodel (company)
YODEL is a delivery service company in the United Kingdom and is one of the largest couriers along with Royal Mail
Royal Mail
. It was originally known as the Home Delivery Network until it acquired the B2B and B2C operations of DHL Express UK and thereafter, re-branded itself as Yodel in May 2010. It is privately owned by the billionaire Barclay Brothers . HISTORY A Home Delivery Network lorry A Yodel delivery van in Tadcaster
Tadcaster
, North Yorkshire Home Delivery Network operated as the logistics division of Shop Direct Group until it demerged in 2008. It was formed by the merger of Business Express and Reality, the former Littlewoods and Shop Direct delivery companies respectively. Yodel has hubs at Shaw , Hatfield and Wednesbury
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TNT Express
TNT EXPRESS is an international courier delivery services company, now a subsidiary of FedEx
FedEx
but originally with headquarters in Hoofddorp , Netherlands
Netherlands
. The firm has fully owned operations in 61 countries and delivers documents, parcels and pieces of freight to over 200 countries. The company recorded sales of €6.91 billion in 2015. Its major competitors include United Parcel Service
United Parcel Service
(UPS) and DHL
DHL
. TNT's competitor FedEx
FedEx
reached an agreement to buy the company in April 2015, which was completed on 25 May 2016. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Operations * 3 References * 4 External links HISTORYShortly after the cessation of hostilities of World War II
World War II
in Asia, Australian Ken Thomas set up THOMAS NATIONWIDE TRANSPORT with a single truck in Sydney
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Optical Character Recognition
OPTICAL CHARACTER RECOGNITION (also OPTICAL CHARACTER READER, OCR) is the mechanical or electronic conversion of images of typed, handwritten or printed text into machine-encoded text, whether from a scanned document, a photo of a document, a scene-photo (for example the text on signs and billboards in a landscape photo) or from subtitle text superimposed on an image (for example from a television broadcast). It is widely used as a form of information entry from printed paper data records, whether passport documents, invoices, bank statements, computerised receipts, business cards, mail, printouts of static-data, or any suitable documentation. It is a common method of digitising printed texts so that they can be electronically edited, searched, stored more compactly, displayed on-line, and used in machine processes such as cognitive computing , machine translation , (extracted) text-to-speech , key data and text mining
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Hermes Group
HERMES GROUP is a parcel delivery company headquartered in Hamburg
Hamburg
, Germany
Germany
, which also operates in Austria, Italy, China, Russia
Russia
and the United Kingdom. CONTENTS* 1 Operations * 1.1 Germany
Germany
* 1.2 United Kingdom
United Kingdom
* 1.2.1 myHermes * 2 References * 3 External links OPERATIONSGERMANYIn Germany, Hermes Logistik Gruppe (HLG) is the country's largest post-independent provider of deliveries to private customers. Hermes has been the official Premium Partner of the Bundesliga
Bundesliga
since 2013. UNITED KINGDOMIn the UK, Hermes processes 300 million parcels each year. The company operates a network of nearly 10,000 independent couriers that provide doorstep delivery
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Japan
Coordinates : 35°N 136°E / 35°N 136°E / 35; 136 Japan 日本国 Nippon-koku or Nihon-koku Flag Imperial Seal ANTHEM: * " Kimigayo " * 君が代 "His Imperial Majesty's Reign" GOVERNMENT SEAL OF JAPAN * * Go-Shichi no Kiri (五七桐) Area controlled by Japan
Japan
shown in green—claimed, but uncontrolled shown in light green Capital and largest city
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FedEx
FEDEX CORPORATION is an American multinational courier delivery services company headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee
Memphis, Tennessee
. The name "FedEx" is a syllabic abbreviation of the name of the company's original air division, FEDeral EXpress (now FedEx Express ), which was used from 1973 until 2000. The company is known for its overnight shipping service, but also for pioneering a system that could track packages and provide real-time updates on package location (to help in finding lost packages), a feature that has now been implemented by most other carrier services
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Dynamic Parcel Distribution
DYNAMIC PARCEL DISTRIBUTION, widely known by its acronym DPD (German pronunciation: ), is an international parcel delivery company owned by GeoPost . It has more than 830 depots in more than forty countries, and is one of Europe's leading business-to-business parcel delivery services. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Products * 3 References * 4 External links HISTORYThe company was founded in 1977 in Aschaffenburg
Aschaffenburg
, West Germany
West Germany
. In its first year of operation, over 1.4 million parcels were shipped. By 1980, this figure had risen to seven million per year. Today, two million parcels are shipped every day. DPD was originally Deutscher Paketdienst until 2008 (meaning German Parcel Service), and then rebranded to "Dynamic Parcel Distribution". DPD is majority owned by GeoPost , a subsidiary of La Poste , France's postal service
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Ecclesiastical Parish
A PARISH is a church territorial unit constituting a division within a diocese . A parish is under the pastoral care and clerical jurisdiction of a parish priest , who might be assisted by one or more curates , and who operates from a parish church . Historically, a parish often covered the same geographical area as a manor (its association with the parish church remaining paramount). By extension the term parish refers not only to the territorial unit but to the people of its community or congregation as well as to church property within it. In England
England
this church property was technically in ownership of the parish priest ex-officio, vested in him on his institution to that parish
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NUTS Of The United Kingdom
In the Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics
Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics
(NUTS) codes of the United Kingdom
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List Of Postal Entities
This is a LIST OF POSTAL ENTITIES by country. It includes: * The governmental authority responsible for postal matters. * The regulatory authority for the postal sector. Postal regulation may include the establishment of postal policies, postal rates, postal services offered, budgeting for and financing postal operations. Where no independent postal regulator has been established, these tasks may be undertaken by the government or the operator(s). They may be carried out by a single entity or spread out amongst multiple government, quasi-government or private entities. * The designated postal operator of that country (normally the public postal service ). Notable postal operators other than the designated operator, if any, may also be listed
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United Kingdom
The UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND, commonly known as the UNITED KINGDOM (UK) or BRITAIN, is a sovereign country in western Europe. Lying off the north-western coast of the European mainland , the UK includes the island of Great Britain
Great Britain
, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland
Ireland
and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
is the only part of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
that shares a land border with another sovereign state‍—‌the Republic of Ireland
Ireland
. Apart from this land border, the UK is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea
North Sea
to its east, the English Channel
English Channel
to its south and the Celtic Sea to its south-south-west, giving it the 12th-longest coastline in the world
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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