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Postal Industry Diversification: Exploring New Worlds and Facing New Regulations

  • Virginie AllooEmail author
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Part of the Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy book series (TREP)

Abstract

This chapter shows how innovation, in particular, operational diversification towards e-commerce and digital services, broadens the regulatory framework that postal operators must take into account.

First, we will analyze how the Belgian and French universal postal service providers succeed in using their infrastructure and their image of trust to diversify their activities to counter-balance revenue loss resulting from the decline in letter volumes.

We will then detail the different new regulatory issues that will be faced by postal operators when offering these new e-commerce and digital services, including digital identity tools or electronic safes.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cullen InternationalBrusselsBelgium

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