Whistl and Jersey Post offer new business service

UK business post operator Whistl and Jersey Post have partnered to offer business customers a new class of service that will reduce postage costs for mainland deliveries.

Economy mail will be a 3-5 day service that offers a discount on current Jersey Post postage rates.

The Channel Island postal operator traditionally offered a 1-2 day service and a tracked service has said that the new 3-5 day service is being introduced to “meet demand from clients who are less dependent on day definite delivery but still require a consistent quality of service”.

Tim Brown, the CEO Jersey Post, commented: “We have a long term and successful relationship with Whistl and are delighted to have developed this new service which offers our business customers more flexibility and choice when using Jersey Post for UK deliveries.”

Nick Wells, the CEO of Whistl, added: “We are pleased to have broadened the service we provide to Jersey Post for inbound UK mail and it is a significant development in our international strategy. Our approach is to work with a client to see how we can create operational and financial efficiencies to benefit them and their stakeholders.”

The business post operator has provided downstream Access services (i.e. collection, sortation and then delivery by Royal Mail) to clients on Jersey since 2014. Today’s launch marks the first time that Whistl has facilitated a new class of delivery for a national postal operator.

Jersey Post is independent of Royal Mail, even though it has a number of close agreements with the UK operator. As such this move to work with other operators is done in the spirit of independent competition and will meet the needs of the Channel Islands’ large financial services economy.