Royal Mail UK opens 1.400 parcel postboxes on the streets

While many postal companies are reducing the number of mailboxes on the streets, Royal Mail is converting theirs for parcels. Royal Mail is introducing the UK’s first ever parcel postboxes in 1.400 locations across the country after a successful trial.

The 1,400 parcel postboxes will be positioned on high streets, at mail centers and in other convenient locations across 38 towns and cities. It means small businesses and online marketplace sellers can despatch customer orders outside regular office hours using Click & Drop, Royal Mail’s market-leading online labeling system. Customers will be able to buy online late into the evening for next-day delivery. Online sellers who might be running a business in their spare time will benefit from the flexibility of posting parcels 24 hours a day, just like a letter.

Mark Street, Head of Campaigns at Royal Mail, said to Post and Parcel: “The wide-scale introduction of parcel postboxes is one of the many ways we at Royal Mail are looking to make the lives of our customers easier. The parcel postboxes trial last year was a success, and we hope that the wider roll-out gives added flexibility to online sellers who might be running a business in their spare time and not keeping regular office hours.”

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