Did you think that in the days of the Internet nobody uses mail at all? Read the post about the way Russian post-offices work and you will change your opinion.
Those who have ever sent a parcel or a registered letter by post in Russia, must have many questions about the culture and quality of Russian mail service. Everybody is tired of grim old ladies who take orders, long lines of people waiting for their turn, and weeks or months needed for a parcel and a letter to reach the adjacent region.
However, it was found out that many old things have undergone big changes though a few people know about it. For example, 2 months ago a super modern computerized sorting center was launched on the territory of the Moscow region. It appears to be the most modern and largest center in eastern Europe.
The center of logistics was built by the Italians, that is why we can see their flag at the entrance. Russian mail is trying to use successful experience of other countries and studies and implements new technologies actively.
Over 2 thousand people work in the center today. They sort out letters 24 hours a day performing their duties in 4 shifts. Such a center can process 3 million of mailing units a day.
Now let us examine the work of the computerized sorting center mentioned above in detail. Before its implementation mail was sorted out manually.
The center enables to accelerate the process of mail unit processing which takes from 2 to 3 days now.
For example, in the central federal district they used to perform manual assortment of mailing units first at district centers, then at regional ones and only after that at the sorting center in Moscow. Now what they need to do is just to put the units into containers and send them to the automatized sorting center.
The machine separates standard letters and postcards from non-standard ones.