Joining PRIME – Posts only
Any Public Postal Operator who is an UPU (Universal Postal Union) member is welcome to join PRIME. Target countries, in the UPU classification system pay a fee. Countries that will not become a TARGET country until 2014 will not pay until then. Countries in Group 4 & 5 are free indefinitely or until such time as they are classified as Target Countries.
Small countries whose contribution units are 0.5 and 1.0 may join the Web based Customer service system for free. Some may pay a small fee for PRIME depending of annual volume. Please contact us for details.
To date, 100 postal operators work with us. Some are already operational and some are still at development stage. New members have 20 months to get up and running. If international letter mail carries a barcode it can be tracked and traced with PRIME.
Remember, PRIME puts every Post in a position to offer:
- A tracked Registered & Insured service, as a cost-effective tool used by government, the legal profession and some private individuals.
- A tracked Post Exprès service to take advantage of the fast Internet fulfilment and the growth in direct marketing. A reliable service but not at courier prices. Suitable for private individual and SMEs
- Web-based tracking via your own website, in your own language. This helps capture a large share of the 'small package' e-commerce market.
If you don't take steps to ensure a reliable, secure service now, business customers and priority mailers may well turn elsewhere.
To find out more about joining PRIME, contact us at email@example.com