Press Release


TNT Express launch online PoD signature image service globally

Publish Date : 29 October 2009 at 09:00 CET - Amsterdam, TNT Express will now provide its customers with online access to PoD signature images. It is a new standard feature of the company's track and trace facility within its online and PC-based shipping tools myTNT, ExpressShipper, ExpressManager and ExpressConnect. Images are available from over 85 countries worldwide, including all mature express markets, emerging markets such as China, India and Brazil, as well as many other destinations.

A PoD signature image is a digital copy of the receiver's signature or company stamp, plus the date and time of delivery. Images will typically be available the morning after the day of delivery. Easy access will benefit senders by giving more control over their shipments. It also facilitates their administrative process and helps them get invoices paid. TNT Express makes the service available to its customers without the need to request it. The service does not carry any additional charges.

“We have created the most extensive PoD signature image retrieval service in the industry with outstanding geographical coverage, high content quality and easy online access for all our customers,” says Jan Willem Breen, Marketing & Sales Director of TNT Express. “This is by no means a new service among express integrators, but we are setting new standards for how it is done within our industry.”

TNT's solution covers many types of signature images, ranging from on-screen signatures captured with mobile devices to scanned delivery run sheets containing signature images and often company stamps. This approach allows TNT to accommodate for different local and cultural practices for confirming receipt. It also enables the wide geographic coverage, as any type of operation – whether TNT's own, partner, or associate organisation – can provide the service.

TNT Express provides PoD signature images from more than 85 countries, covering more than 90% of the shipments it carries. The geographical coverage is set to increase to well over 100 destinations in the coming few months as TNT Express continues to roll out the solution to more countries and territories worldwide.

TNT Express PoD signature image coverage: Destination countries (October 2009)
Afghanistan
Argentina
Austria
Australia
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Belgium
Bhutan
Bolivia
Botswana
Brazil
Bulgaria
Canada
Chile
China
Colombia
Costa Rica
Czech Republic
Denmark
Egypt
El Salvador
Estonia
Finland
France
French Polynesia
Germany
Greece
Guam
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Jordan
Kenya
Korea
Kuwait
Latvia
Lesotho
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Malta
Mauritius
Micronesia
Myanmar
Nepal
Namibia
Netherlands
New Caledonia
Oman
Palau
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Romania
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Africa
Spain
Sudan
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Syria
Taiwan
Tanzania
Thailand
Turkey
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States of America
Uruguay
Vietnam
Yemen

View a map of TNT's international PoD coverage .

About TNT
TNT provides businesses and consumers worldwide with an extensive range of services for their mail and express delivery needs. Headquartered in the Netherlands, TNT offers efficient network infrastructures in Europe and Asia and is expanding operations worldwide to maximise its network performance. TNT serves more than 200 countries and employs about 151,500 people. Over 2008, TNT reported €11.1 billion in revenues and an operating income of €982 million. TNT is officially quoted on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange. TNT recognises its social responsibility and has formed partnerships with the United Nations World Food Programme and the United Nations Environment Programme to fight hunger and pollution in the world. Our efforts are being recognised. In 2009 TNT again reached the highest score of all companies included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, besides topping the Carbon Disclosure Project in the carbon intensive sector. More information about TNT can be found on its website http://group.tnt.com .

Page publication date: 29 October 2009 at 09:00 CET