Rewards4U is exclusive to Parcelforce Worldwide. Members enjoy a 15% discount* on sending parcels and great partner offers – including the selection here.

The site integrates with the parent company (Royal Mail) in order to work out quotes for discounted parcel rates using Parcelforce. Built on a legacy system (on Drupal) the site mainly consists of custom forms and API data filters which enable real time quotations. Customers can print off postage labels immediately and purchase the same through Royal Mail's customised payment gateway (similar to Sage).

Parcelforce operates a hub and spoke collection and delivery system with 54 depots across the UK feeding three highly automated tracking and sorting centres (two of which are in the Midlands and one in the North West).

In 1986 Royal Mail created a separate parcel function forming the foundations of the business we know today. In 1990 Royal Mail Parcels was rebranded to Parcelforce, along with a massive investment in IT and infrastructure with the introduction of online tracking and the construction of our National and International sorting hubs. Then in 1998 the business was rebranded to Parcelforce Worldwide. The last decade has seen Parcelforce move into the express parcels market with further investment in technology which enables them to provide our exceptional quality of service. In 2013 they continued investing in the future of their business, enabling them to further enhance their network with 12 new and improved depots.

Project Overview

Proud to be working with the Royal Mail on a long term contract, the Codeburo was commissioned to work on another legacy system for their daughter company, Parcelforce. The specification was to implement a system which can allow customers to redeem their reward codes, vouchers and offers and claim discounts instantly. The system rewards regular and returning customers and is fully automated.

The site is built on Drupal and uses three systems to collect, update and show data:

1. XML gateway with Royal Mail (for prices etc)

2. JSON / JS gateway API for reward names and functions

3. XML gateway to the payment platform

The site makes use of angular for certain frontend systems and lots of custom javascript.


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