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Royal Mail to roll out parcel postboxes across the UK

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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.”

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