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Royal Mail to roll out parcel postboxes across the UK

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21/05/2019
Royal Mail is to roll out 1,400 parcel postboxes across the UK from August.

Following a successful trial last year, the parcel postboxes will be introduced over a six-month period in 32 locations including Birmingham, Leeds, Aberdeen and Cardiff

It marks the first major re-purposing of the postbox in 160 years.

Royal Mail will convert existing meter boxes, which include a wider aperture and secure design.

Parcels will have to be pre-paid through Click & Drop, Royal Mail’s online labelling system.

The parcel postboxes mean small businesses and marketplace sellers will be able to post pre-paid parcels in the same way they post a letter.

Customers will also be able to post some return parcels at any time.

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.”

List Of Parcel Postbox Locations:

Leeds
Newcastle & Tyneside
Sheffield
Warrington
Swindon
Nottingham
Romford
Manchester
Preston
London Central​
Birmingham
Chelmsford
Chester
Greenford
Glasgow
Edinburgh
Bristol
Croydon
Poole
Aberdeen
Southampton
Belfast
Peterborough
Plymouth
Cardiff
Norwich
Swansea
Bournemouth
Exeter
Truro
Inverness​
Carlisle

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