Supporting the Utilities Industry

Utility Mail Services

Save time and money, increase delivery performance and enhance customer experience with Whistl’s bespoke delivery management, direct mail and postage services.

The UK energy and utilities sector is constantly innovating and transforming. With your company supplying a vital infrastructure of water, gas, electricity or renewable energy to your customers, you have a duty to keep them updated and informed.

We are now a quarter of decade on from privatisation and the UK market has seen significant improvements in productivity, in what is an increasingly competitive environment. One of the key challenges within the utility sector is the best way to achieve the most efficient outcome for your customers, while balancing costs and rewarding your committed workforce.

UK consumers now have more options available to improve their energy efficiencies from the nationwide smart meter roll out giving households more information on energy usage, to improved energy ratings on household appliances and even more energy efficient lighting options. All of these options and products give your customers more ways to take control of their financial outgoings and support the ecosystem. 

Whistl work with a range of energy and utilities companies and understand the importance of communicating effectively with your suppliers, partners and crucially, your customers.

 

Before making the move to Whistl we were printing, enveloping and posting a large amount of letters internally which took up a lot of time, resources and cost a lot as well. We chose Whistl because their costs are very competitive and their portal is easy.

 

Bristol Water Billing Services Limited

Smart Home Devices by Category, 2019 and 2023 (shipments in millions)

Product Category 2019 Shipments* 2019 Market Share* 2023 Shipments* 2023 Market Share* 2019 – 2023* CAGR
Home Monitoring/Security 140.3 16.8% 351.7 22.6% 25.8%
Lighting 56.9 6.8% 183.2 11.8% 34.0%
Others 114.3 13.7% 269.4 17.3% 23.9%
Smart Speaker 114.3 17.3% 240.1 15.4% 13.6%
Thermostat 18.8 2.3% 37.5 2.4% 18.8%
Video Entertainment 235.1 43.0% 475.4 30.5% 7.3%
Total 832.7 100.0% 1,557.4 100.0% 16.9%

Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Smart Home Device Tracker, March 29, 2019


Mail management services

As a tangible direct mail service, mail can be used to build trust, reminding and reassuring your customer base of the great services they are receiving. Consumers can benefit from the value of receiving both account information and marketing-led messages, by using either digital tools or physical direct mail, aiding in customer retention.

With our high-speed sortation technology, national network and reliable transport fleet you can count on Whistl to deliver for you and your customer’s day in, day out. So whether you need to send out an update to your customers on their pricing plan, an invoice or promotional communication about what is available to them as an upgrade, we have mail delivery solutions to suit.

 

Unsorted Mail Services

Advertising solutions

If you are trying to acquire customers through direct mail or door to door leaflet advertising, as a utilities company you must ensure a return on investment.

Our door drop services are all targeted at postcode sector level meaning no personal identifying data is used making it a fully GDPR compliant marketing campaign.

With Whistl you have the full access to door drop or mail services including Partially Addressed Mail. With homes targeted at geo-demographic level i.e. it is addressed to street and home level but does not contain the homeowner’s name and  instead it has a creative appeal to a certain audience profile or has a generic addressed title of ‘’Energy saver,” meaning it is also a GDPR compliant mail marketing channel.

 

Partially Addressed Mail

Parcel services

Integrating a range of courier services into your business can be time consuming and often expensive. Whistl makes the process simple by offering you a single collection (regardless of services selected) for your mail and parcels single integration with your sales channels and a single point of contact.

The management of multiple product deliveries are made simple with Whistl’s integrated IT systems supporting a flexible range of delivery services. Whistl’s suite of parcel delivery and fulfilment services can support the improvement of energy saving initiatives by getting your product delivered reliably and efficiently into the right homes.

 

Business Parcel Delivery

Trusted memberships

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A not for profit organisation with members from the graphic communications industry. Their goal is to explain why print and paper remains a practical and attractive form of communication.

 

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A network >1000 UK companies, members have access to research, free legal advice, political lobbying and industry advice. DMA work is underpinned by their code which puts the customer first.

 

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A marketing organisation providing best practice guidelines, legal and copy advice and professional certificates and diplomas for the marketing promotional industry.

 

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The Joint Industry Committee for Mail. Responsible for analysing audience measurement for mail, created with our founding partners in 2018 by The IPA, ISBA, Whistl and Royal Mail. 

 

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