Royal Mail introduces augmented reality and Alexa to its app

Royal Mail has announced it is trialling a service where posties bring pre-printed postage labels to customers using the Parcel Collect service.

Royal Mail has launched a new Augmented Reality (AR) parcel sizer. Royal Mail claims to be the first delivery provider in the UK to enable customers to use AR technology. The parcel sizer is a tool available with AR supported devices to help users find the right format size and price for their item. Users can then purchase postage directly via the app.

Users of the Royal Mail App will also be able to track an item using Alexa simply by saying a code name previously set for a mail item on the App.

The latest version of the App also enables users to access previous labels for postage by using the new sending history feature available from the home screen.

Source: Royal Mail