Royal Mail rolls out parcel-postboxes

Royal Mail has extended its roll-out of red parcel-postboxes, with 128 installed in Yorkshire. The parcel boxes are in the Bradford, Halifax, Harrogate, Huddersfield, Leeds, Wakefield and York postcode areas.

Royal Mail plans to install some 1,400 parcel-postboxes nationwide to allow people and small businesses to send pre-paid parcels at more convenience. They have a wider aperture than the postboxes that were originally designed and installed in Victorian times. They are also designed to still be secure against mail theft.

Stamped and 3D barcoded parcels can be sent using the boxes as well as items being returned, and can be used seven days a week.

Mark Street, Head of Campaigns at Royal Mail, said: “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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