An Post Galway customers can collect parcels from post offices

Irish An Post customers in Galway can now collect their parcels that could not be otherwise delivered when they were in.

Parcel recipients will be able to collect their parcels from one of 12 An Post post offices. The parcel delivery person will leave a ‘docket in box’ (DIB) slip for the customer to tell them where to collect the parcel.

Prior to this new offering, Galway customers had to collect their parcels from a city delivery service unit, which often involved several miles of travel each way. This new offering will reduce their travel time and allow the postal operator to reduce the amount of carbon emitted per parcel delivery.

Hildegarde Naughton, Ireland’s Minister of State at the Irish Government Department of Transport, said, “This is a very welcome development for Galway and demonstrates once again the importance of a high-value and high-quality post-office network to people across the county, as well as the central and trusted role of postmasters in our communities. I am sure this news will be greeted with open arms by those receiving important mail and parcels through An Post as we now eliminate an unnecessary journey across our bustling city of Galway for families and businesses. This funding will help bring greater sustainability and certainty for postmasters in County Galway, allowing them time to take advantage of the opportunities e-commerce can bring and to grow their business.”