Royal Mail acquire Intersoft, another shipping tech company

Royal Mail have acquired Intersoft Systems and Programming Ltd a delivery management solution for international parcel shipments.

The acquisition complements the purchases of data management and labelling provider NetDespatch and delivery software developer Storefeeder, adding to Royal Mail’s in-house IT capability – Royal Mail’s objective is to provide customers with flexible, integrated, technologically advanced solutions that make shipping parcels easier.

Intersoft has more than 20 years’ experience working with a large number of UK, European and global carriers including Royal Mail. Through its Intelligent Shipper product, customers can fully manage their delivery options through the entire delivery journey. This includes order management and carrier selection, through to delivery performance, invoice checking and payment authorisation. It’s a bespoke modular system, combined with easy integration to a carrier of choice, targeted at large and small companies that operate internationally.

Nick Landon, Managing Director of Royal Mail Parcels said: “Technological capability is essential in today’s e-commerce driven marketplace and our acquisition of Intersoft will further cement our offering in this space. Intersoft will give our customers access to bespoke, international shipping solutions and as with NetDespatch and Storefeeder, is part of our strategy to grow our parcels business”.

As with Royal Mail’s other recent acquisitions, Intersoft will be operated as a standalone external facing subsidiary, enabling it to continue to provide services to all of its existing customers.