Post Offices and Home Shopping

December 2000
Logistics & Transport Focus;Dec2000, Vol. 2 Issue 10, p16
Trade Publication
This article reports that the Post Office department of Great Britain, as of December 2000, has launched a trial scheme that allows consumers to nominate their local post office branch as an alternative address for the delivery of parcels, packages and items needing a signature. The initiative provides an added dimension to the range of services the Post Office is developing to meet the needs of the home shopping industry. The rials is also a part of a concerted effort by the Post Office to find new business for the network to replace revenue which will be lost by the government's decision to pay benefits directly into people's bank accounts from 2003. The trial will later be extended by introducing retailers to the scheme so that people can choose, when ordering goods, to have their post office branch as the first point of delivery or as an alternative address if they are not at home.


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