Royal Mail launches a special parcel postbox in Wales
Royal Mail has launched its first ‘special’ parcel postbox in Swansea City Centre to mark Mother’s Day on 22 March.
Decked out in floral designs, the special parcel postbox is located on Union Street in Swansea City Centre. It will be decorated for a month before returning to its usual red colour. The postbox will also feature the verse from one of the first Mother’s Day cards which was sent around 1860.
Royal Mail introduced the UK’s first ever parcel postboxes in locations across the country, last year. The parcel postboxes mark the first major repurposing of the postbox in the last 160 years. The launch of parcel postboxes is also one of the biggest innovations in parcels since the launch of Parcel Post in 1883.
The parcel postboxes enable pre-paid parcels to be posted through securely designed parcel postboxes, in the same way letters are posted.
Mark Street, Head of Campaigns for Royal Mail, said: “As families become more dispersed, many of us live some distance from our mothers. If you can’t be there to spoil her in person this year, make your feelings known with a gift in the post. At Royal Mail, we play a key role in delivering cards and presents for Mother’s Day across the UK. While doing so, we always enjoy adding a little extra joy to sending Mother’s Day gifts in the post.”