Local UK bicycle post company trials mail box service

Local UK bicycle post company trials mail box service

Velopost, a company which operates bicycle postal delivery networks in Bristol, Bath and Edinburgh, is trialing its own post box collection service.

The company has installed its first post box at the Bristol Tourism Office on the Waterfront. Customers can purchase Velopost postage stamps from the Tourism Office and then use the post box to send mail to local Bristol addresses through the Velopost network. A company spokesperson told Post&Parcel that the plan is install up to about 30 mail boxes in the Bristol area.

“When we started our service in 2011, it was just for businesses and we were collecting the post from businesses premises. But with the post boxes we can also offer a service for the general public.”

Velopost collects and delivers post within two to three days, at a cost of 36p (including VAT) per item. In addition to its fleet of bicycles, Velopost operates electric Nissan Leaf vehicles for delivering larger items and ferrying mail between its hubs in Bristol and Bath.

Velopost has built up a customer base among GP surgeries, dentists, small businesses and councils. The company plans to extend its service beyond the three cities in which it currently operates later this year.

Relevant Directory Listings

Listing image

Ecom Global Systems

Ecom Global Systems (EGS) are a technology company focused on global ecommerce distribution logistics born out of the dotcom era. EGS are proud to include their eco-friendly returns management webportal ReverseGear, combined with their mobile apps which allow both clients and customers anywhere anytime access. […]

Find out more

Other Directory Listings

News Archive



MER Magazine

The Mail & Express Review (MER) Magazine is our quarterly print publication. Packed with original content and thought-provoking features, MER is a must-read for those who want the inside track on the industry.


P&P Poll


Which PUDO technology supplier is most familiar to you?

Thank you for voting
You have already voted on this poll!
Please select an option!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This