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Parcel Postboxes coming to Surrey and Hampshire

Parcel Postboxes coming to Surrey and Hampshire

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 12:48pm 20th May 2019.

Parcel postboxes are set to be installed across Surrey and Hampshire as the Royal Mail tries to cater for the continuing growth in online shopping.

They will allow people to post pre-paid parcels around the clock, while customers will be able to return things more easily.

Royal Mail says they are being rolled out nationally after a successful three-month trial in Northampton and Leicester last year.

1,400 postboxes will be introduced from August, with the following in our area:

  • Alton
  • Camberley
  • Farnborough
  • Fleet
  • Guildford
  • Kingston-upon-Thames
  • Leatherhead
  • Surbiton
  • Walton-on-Thames

Mark Street, Royal Mail's head of campaigns, said:

"The wide-scale introduction of parcel postboxes is one of the many ways we 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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