Britain's Royal Mail is seeking to promote its most lucrative and profitable business segment – direct mail – with DM Online, a new website that helps visitors to develop mail campaigns and source suppliers.

Once registered with the site, would-be direct mailers can browse links to third-party sites run by mail design specialists, list managers, data bureaux, mailing/production houses and fulfilment services. The site also enables visitors to build a prospective customer database from scratch.

Explains RM head of media information Andrew Kershaw: “The service is designed to be as simple as possible, allowing users to experience each step in developing a piece of DM in their own time, utilising a demo that shows the power of DM Online prior to entering the transactional aspect of the site, all whilst following best practice models.”

Click DM Online to check it out.

Data sourced from: BrandRepublic (UK); additional content by WARC staff